Marty Surdyk (right) shares information from the train log with Jim Mastromatteo (left) and Richard Antibus during the Akron Railroad Club’s longest day outing at Marion on June 28. (All photograph on this page by Craig Sanders unless denoted otherwise.)
J. Gary Dillon relaxes between trains on the concrete base of AC tower,which the Marion Union Station Association has preserved and moved across the tracks from its original location.
Paul Woodring was among the ARRC members who shot video and still images during the ARRC longest day outing in Marion.
Tim Krogg pretends to line the signals inside the restored AC tower. The tower was open during the afternoon for club members and others to tour.
Richard Thompson (left) and Marty Surdyk prepare to photograh an approaching Norfolk Southern train. They recorded their images from the top of the stairway leading to the entry of AC tower.
Almost all eyes are on an approaching Norfolk Southern southbound train as the photographers cluster on the stairs of AC tower.
Rick Houck (left) and Jerry Dietry (right) were the first ARRC members to arrive in Marion for the longest day outing. No word as to whether Jerry voluntarily allowed Tim Krogg to use his chair as they waited for a train to show up.
The area beneath AC tower offered shade and shelter from a brief rainshower. Shown are Bob Redmond, Tom Ward and Matt Ward.
A retired operator who worked in Marion’s AC tower was on hand to explain the workings of the tower during the afternoon of the ARRC longest day outing. Stting at the operator’s desk is Tim Krogg.
A comfortable lawn chair, a bag of chips and a place next to some busy railroad tracks. What better way is there to spend a Sunday afternoon in the summer? Bob Redmond relaxes during the ARRC longest day outing in Marion on June 28, 2009.
Marty Surdyk take a break between trains. He is standing just in front of the diamonds of Norfolk Southern and CSX. (Photograph by Richard Thompson)