Akron Union Depot Still Looked Like a Station


Most of you know this view looking north from off the East Exchange Street bridge as it is today.

Sadly, it was very different in the late 1960s. To the left is the Erie Lackawanna passenger station access to the platform and the platform itself.

In the center is westbound Baltimore & Ohio No. 3822 and its train. To the right is an eastbound TOFC. Akron Union Depot still has a platform and access to it and there are so many other details to be seen. Thankfully, there is still this image to remind us of Akron’s past.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “Akron Union Depot Still Looked Like a Station”

  1. Jeffrey Leslie Says:

    There are some great shots of Akron railroad history on this site. I was looking for contact info here but can’t fine any.

    I’d like to request permission to hang a few of the photos here on my blog which is about model railroading. Proper credit would of course be given. Thanks

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