Just Another Day in the Past in Akron

It is Dec. 17, 1967, and Baltimore & Ohio No. 3836, Reading Lines No. 3615, and B&O No. 6578 are heading east through Akron. For some reason, the E units have cut off from the westbound Erie Lackawanna’s Lake Cities, which is seen on the other side of the platform.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “Just Another Day in the Past in Akron”

  1. pwwoodring Says:

    If you look closely, the EL baggage car is NOT on the platform track. It’s on the track up against the station baggage area, so it was most likely already sitting there, and “The Lake Cities” was probably not in the station at all. Perhaps the baggage car had been set out “bad order” at Akron from a previous train, or was having express or mail added to it, but that was not regular practice for that train in Akron.

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