Just Being Nosey With My Camera

Erie Lackawanna No. 1245 sits at EL's Kent Yard in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Erie Lackawanna No. 1245 sits at EL’s Kent Yard in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Boston & Maine No. 1746 also sit at the EL yard in Kent. I saw several trains with B&M lashups in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The railfan on the right is Mike Ondecker.

Boston & Maine No. 1746 also sit at the EL yard in Kent. I saw several trains with B&M lashups in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The railfan on the right is Mike Ondecker.

SRS 138 sits in the EL's Marion yard on Dec. 30, 1972.

SRS 138 sits in the EL’s Marion yard on Dec. 30, 1972.

No, it's not Nickel Plate Rod No. 765 but NKP 759 in Conneaut on Sept. 8, 1968, where it would head its first excursion after being restored.

No, it’s not Nickel Plate Rod No. 765 but NKP 759 in Conneaut on Sept. 8, 1968, where it would head its first excursion after being restored.

Not a perfect head-on shot, but Chicago, South Shore & South Bend No. 702 suns itself on a cold March 30, 1969, in Michigan City, Indiana.

Not a perfect head-on shot, but Chicago, South Shore & South Bend No. 702 suns itself on a cold March 30, 1969, in Michigan City, Indiana.

It is back to Akron with Chessie Steam Special Chesapeake & Ohio No. 614 sitting at the Baltimore & Ohio engine facility on June 24,1981.

It is back to Akron with Chessie Steam Special Chesapeake & Ohio No. 614 sitting at the Baltimore & Ohio engine facility on June 24,1981.

I left the United States to photograph VIA 146 in Toronto on July 4, 1981.

I left the United States to photograph VIA 146 in Toronto on July 4, 1981.

For safety’s sake, I rarely took nose shots, but sometimes a locomotive would be sitting still, or I would use a telephoto lens from a safe location.

Here are a few different 30-plus-year-old “noses” taken within a day’s drive radius of Akron.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

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4 Responses to “Just Being Nosey With My Camera”

  1. James L.Leasure Says:

    Robert, I ,to inspect the 759 in Conneaut about that time,before
    they put it in service!
    Jim

  2. Being Nosey | Loco Yard Says:

    […] post – Akron Railroad Club’s blog’s post; Just Being Nosey With My Camera (click here to read).  It’s interesting to find how relatively few of these shots I could muster, though […]

  3. Al Says:

    Great pics really enjoy your work

  4. Al Says:

    Was that really Mike Ondecker from K S U

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