Skeletons Guarding Rust



A skeleton guarding rust is about all you can say in regards to this former Pennsylvania Railroad signal in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Known as Payne on the railroad, its head was turned away from the rails in the early ‘90s by Conrail, never to shine again.

This ex-PRR line from Hudson to Akron will likely never see a train again anyway. Heavily overgrown, the business next to the tracks here does see fit to keep the brush down and the grass mowed for this small stretch in front of their building.

About a quarter-mile south of this location was the site of the tragic doodlebug wreck in 1931. I have to wonder if this signal played a part in that sad story.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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