Downtown Akron in the late 1960s

Sometimes its hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since the 1960s ended. It was an era of transition for the railroad industry in Akron and elsewhere and many of those who lived through those years can’t get enough images of what once was.

So let’s climb aboard the wayback machine and step off on the platform of Akron Union Depot where we see Baltimore & Ohio No. 6939 leading a trailer train past the station.

On a nearby track is an Erie Lackawanna freight led by an Alco RS-3 or RS-2 along with an EMD F7B, EMD F3B, GE U25B, EMD F3B, and EMD F7A.

Photographs by Robert Farkas


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