A UCI train (Cleveland Electric Illuminating) has outlawed at Hudson on a cold February 1979 afternoon.
The caboose of a Conrail eastbound is just clearing the CEI units. Hudson station still had an operator at this point who controlled this busy location.
The Cleveland & Pittsburgh mains, the crossovers, the wye to the Akron Branch (several trains a day), and the westward and eastward siding switches were handled by the operator as well as the Servo machine.
Today this former Pennsylvania Railroad mainline is as busy as ever, but the wye is only used to spin power. The branch is out of service 400 feet south of the point switch.
The eastward siding is gone and the westward siding is stub-ended and little used.
The station has been leveled and the “Yellowbirds” are no longer Cleveland Electric units.
Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee
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