ARRC to Hold Longest Day Outing in Alliance

The Akron Railroad Club has announced that it plans to hold its annual longest day outing on June 28 in Alliance.

The group will meet between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. by the Lincoln monument located just west of the former passenger station platform.

Attendees of the event will be encouraged to exchange cell phone numbers and then spread out to area locations, including Rootstown, Ravenna, Sebring, Salem or East Palestine and report train movements from their location by cell phone.

The plan is to get the same trains in different locations and share photographs of those trains during the member’s night and pizza party planned for Oct. 24.

Those attending the longest day outing will meet in Salem or Alliance that evening for dinner at a restaurant to be determined.

The longest day outing is a traditional ARRC event that is typically held at an Ohio railfan hotspot.

Past longest days have been held in Marion, Fostoria, Deshler and Bellevue.

There has been consideration given to holding the 2020 longest day in the Pittsburgh region in an effort to encourage greater participation, which has lagged in recent years.

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