A Few From the ARRC’s Alliance Outing

A crude oil train approaches the Alliance Amtrak station area where Akron Railroad Club members spent much of their time in that city.

A crude oil train approaches the Alliance Amtrak station area where Akron Railroad Club members spent much of their time in that city.

Akron Railroad Club members and guests ventured to Alliance and Sebring last Sunday to watch Norfolk Southern action and to visit the Sebring Model Railroad Club. No heritage units passed by during daylight hours under the watchful eyes of club members during our time in either city. Despite a slow start, train traffic was fairly steady throughout the day and typical of what can be seen on NS in this region. The traditional late summer outing is likely to be the club’s last railfan related activity for 2014.

Photographs by Craig Sanders

This Herzog work train was the most interesting sight of the day. We concluded that the locomotive is a cross between an Amtrak P42 and an F40.

This Herzog work train was the most interesting sight of the day. We concluded that the locomotive is a cross between an Amtrak P42 and an F40.

An eastbound local arrives from Canton on the Fort Wayne Line. This train has locomotives on the end of the train to help facilitate switching moves.

An eastbound local arrives from Canton on the Fort Wayne Line. This train has locomotives on the end of the train to help facilitate switching moves.

A heavy manifest freight takes the Bayard Line south of out of Alliance.

A heavy manifest freight takes the Bayard Line south of out of Alliance.

Some colorful late summer foliage frames an eastbound in Alliance. The structure to the right is a monument to a visit here by Abraham Lincoln when he was en route to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in as president.

Some colorful late summer foliage frames an eastbound in Alliance. The structure to the right is a monument to a visit here by Abraham Lincoln when he was en route to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in as president.

Eastbound and westbound trains execute a meet at Sebring. Note the reflection of the lead unit of the westbound train on the side of the UPS trailer of the eastbound.

Eastbound and westbound trains execute a meet at Sebring. Note the reflection of the lead unit of the westbound train on the side of the UPS trailer of the eastbound.

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