2012 Picnic Nets 25 Trains

Chef Marte (a.k.a. Marty Surdyk) tosses the ceremonial opening burger onto the grill. The first burger occurred at 12:03 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. (Photograph by Craig Sanders)

The Akron Railroad Club held its annual summer picnic on Sunday at the Willis Picnic Area of the Bedford Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. Approximately 45 to 50 members and guests attended throughout the day. They were treated to 25 passing Norfolk Southern trains on the adjacent Cleveland Line during the 11-hour period when club members were present.

To view a full gallery of photographs from the picnic, click on the link below.


Getting a closer view of a passing westbound NS train. (Photograph by Todd Dillon)

NS 416, a Powder River coal train, provided the only foreign power of the day. No NS 30th anniversary heritage locomotives passed our location during the picnic. (Photograph by Todd Dillon)

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