Steam Saturday: CB&Q 1548 in Cuyahoga Falls

This image was inside a slide box that I purchased at a thrift shop. Former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy No. 1548 is on display at Mack Lowry’s Railways of America in Cuyahoga Falls in September 1965.

The 0-6-0 locomotive was built by Baldwin in December 1912 as a G-3 class steamer.

It was sold in January 1942 to Midland Electric Coal Company of Middle Grove, Illinois. Later it was sold to Galva Iron & Metals of Galva, Illinois.

Lowry acquired the locomotive in 1961 and moved it to Cuyahoga Falls. Today it sits near Quaker Square in Akron where it continues to deteriorate.

Collection of Robert Farkas

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One Response to “Steam Saturday: CB&Q 1548 in Cuyahoga Falls”

  1. Bill Kuethe Jr. Says:

    I remember watching them off load the cars on to trucks at a siding at Front St. and Portage Trail. That siding is long gone now. The pre – expressway days.

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