More Erie Lackawanna Memories in Akron


A westbound Erie Lackawanna freight speeds through the Wilbeth Road curve west of Manchester Road in Akron. Memories such as this that were once common are now priceless.

Three different builders (EMD, ALCO, GE) combined to make this scene possible.

The now-removed two tracks to the left were the EL mainline. The next two tracks (Baltimore & Ohio then) are the present CSX mainline.

The track on the right is the now-gone ex-Pennsylvania Railroad RR track paralleling the B&O. This line connected with the B&O west of here and allowed trains to go to Warwick and then either Massillon or Orrville.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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