The program at the Akron Railroad Club meeting on March 24 will be a digital presentation by club President Craig Sanders titled The Railroads of Bluewater Michigan.
Known to many Ohioans as “that state up north,” Michigan is more than a yearly football game between two college rivals.
As for railroad operations, Michigan is home to a lot of railroads, although most of them have light to moderate traffic density.
Craig’s program will examine Amtrak operations, the hot spot of Durand, some ships and boats, steam locomotive excursions and more.
The program will include a visit to the Little River Railroad, the home of the nation’s smallest standard gauge Pacific steam locomotive. You’ll also catch a few glimpses of the 2009 steam festival held in Owosso and see Pere Marquette No. 1225 in action.
Rounding out the program will be views of some Michigan short lines and mainline action on Norfolk Southern, CSX and Canadian National.
The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. with a half-hour business meeting followed by the program at approximately 8:45 p.m. The club meets at the New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.
Following the meeting, some members gather at the Eat ‘n Park restaurant at Howe and Main streets in Cuyahoga Falls for a late dinner, dessert or an early breakfast.
Visitors are always welcome at Akron Railroad Club meetings.