Here are some more hidden gems from the past in Akron.
While the two wider images show detail of the Akron Union Depot somewhere between 1967 and 1970, the two close-up crops show hidden gems in the original images. While the close crops are very grainy, consider the size they are in the original negative.
In the second image, which shows the background of the top image, is a lashup of two Erie Lackawanna Alco PAs and a GE.
Look closely at that image and you will see that there is even another treasure because the colors on the GE’s EL emblem are reversed. That error lasted only a small time before being corrected.
Image four is a closer view of the platform in image three. Image four shows an eastbound EL train with an EMD SD45, EMD SD45, EMD F3A lashup.
Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas
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