Steam on the AC&Y

The wayback machine has landed us in the steam era. No, not the steam in revenue service era but the steam excursion era.

That is Reading 4-8-4 Northern type No. 2102 coming toward us on the former Akron, Canton & Youngstown.

Of course by the time the train ran on April 25, 1971, these tracks were property of the Norfolk & Western. The image was made in the Akron area.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “Steam on the AC&Y”

  1. pwwoodring Says:

    April 1971. I was on the train, along with several other members of the Akron Railroad Club. I specifically remember it was 1971 because there was a great deal of talk about the beginning of Amtrak on May 1, and there were cars in the train from railroads that had recently made major cuts in passenger service in the run up to the end of their passenger services, like Chicago and Northwestern.

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