When Akron Had its Own Steam Locomotive


Remember when the Akron area had a 4-8-4? Here’s Allegheny 2102 (ex-Reading 2102) heading southbound through Akron on May 7, 1977. Soon it would reach Warwick and turn on the wye. Then it and Cuyahoga Valley Line No. 4070 would leave for Horseshoe Curve and an ill-fated double header around the famed Horseshoe Curve.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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