Finding a Lost Penn Central Memory

My late friend Mike Ondecker took this photo of a Penn Central train heading north through Akron in the summer of 1968.

The Baltimore & Ohio switcher on the stub track most likely was there to remove a mail car from the westbound B&O Diplomat.

As for the railfan, that’s 21-year old me with my Dad’s (soon to be mine) Mamiya C3 twin lens reflex camera.

It’s amazing what one can find in a glassine envelope that may have last seen light 50 plus years ago.

Photograph by Mike Ondecker, Article by Robert Farkas

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