More Akron Railroad Heritage Comes Down

Akron Railroad Club member Steve McMullen reports that another vestige of the Erie and the Baltimore & Ohio railroads has been removed from downtown Akron.

CSX work crews have removed the cantilever signal structures and the signal bridges formerly used by both railroads in downtown Akron in the vicinity of the former Union Depot site.

None of these structures has held signals for several years. Conrail removed much of the former Erie tracks in downtown Akron in the early 1980s. The Erie alonge with the jointly operated B&O/Pennsylvania railroad tracks ran parallel through downtown Akron, crossing at JO Tower. The crossing was located just beneath the Mill Street bridge.

Still standing, for now, is the remnant of an umbrella shed on the sole remaining platform of the third Akron Union Depot. The depot, which opened in 1950, is now owned by the University of Akron.

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