N&W on the A&BB

After the Norfolk & Western acquired the Akron, Canton & Youngstown in 1964 it also inherited AC&Y’s ownership share of the Akron & Barberton Belt.

After the A&BB retired its own Baldwin-built diesels, it often leased locomotives from its owners, including AC&Y, N&W, Baltimore & Ohio, Penn Central and the Pennsylvania.

That was how N&W RS3 No. 2541 came to the A&BB.

This former Nickel Plate Road unit is shown in a image scanned from an Agfachrome slide in Akron in September 1972. The area to the left is now Cotter Merchandise Storage.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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