Restore the AC&Y!

The former Akron, Canton  & Youngstown track between New London and Greenwich was removed several years ago in favor of the Wheeling & Lake Erie using trackage rights over the parallel CSX Greenwich Subdivision.

West of New London the ex-AC&Y right of way is still in place, although largely overgrown with weeds.

During a recent railfan outing to New London, I noticed that a piece of panel track had been placed on the former AC&Y right of way near the CSX crossing at the northwest corner of the New London above ground reservoir.

Could it be part of a plan to put the AC&Y back in? That’s not likely. It was probably left there by a CSX maintenance of way gang.

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One Response to “Restore the AC&Y!”

  1. Thomas M Dupee Says:

    A recreational trail group, New London-Greenwich Rail Trail, Inc. purchased the former AC&Y right-of-way between its namesake villages in May of 2019 from Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway. After the acquisition, NLGRT named it The AC&Y Trail. NLGRT has been working to remove overgrowth and prepare the trail. CSX removed the track panel at Greenwich East TL 79 road in late 2019. The AC&Y trail expects to be open to the public by the end of summer 2020.

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