Railroading as it Once Was: The Long Radio Antenna Apparently Wasn’t Doing the Job

WM in Akron

In what appears to be an effort to get better radio reception, a crew member leans out the window with his radio.

I guess that long antenna wasn’t doing the job. This is a westbound Chessie freight working Akron in September 1976.

That Western Maryland GP35 still looks pretty good a few years after the Chessie took control of the WM and scattering it’s power to the four corners of the system.

This unit is still with us today as CSX road slug No. 2295.

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee

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