Closer to Home Than I Remembered


While I may have been railfanning for 50 years, I usually remember most locations.

Still, this one stumped me. Here is a Baltimore & Ohio coal train crossing an unknown heavy-duty line in what looks like a semi-industrial area.

I was fairly positive this was southern Ohio, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania, but I wanted to know for certain.

When I posted this on, I was shocked by the answer because I had visited this area almost every year.

In fact, I lived in this city for four years, Still, this might have been the only time I took a photo from this angle. How things have changed.

B&O 3846 is northbound from Holloway and is crossing the Pennsylvania Railroad diamonds at MACE in Massillon.

MACE tower is hidden by the locomotives. Who would have thought 50 years could bring so great a change?

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas


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