Timeline 2000 to 2009

2000

February: Steve McMullen launches the first ARRC website.

April 6: Perry Willis, long-time ARRC member and past president (1961-62), dies.

April 9: Trip on Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian from Cleveland to Alliance and return.

May 7: Railfan outing in Rootstown.

June 25: Longest outing in Marion.

July 8: Railfan outing at Marcy Trestle in Cleveland.

July 30: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton; 21 trains were recorded.

September 10: Railfan outing in Erie, Pa.

October 7: Steam excursion on the Ohio Central between Dennison and Morgan Run. Steam locomotive No. 1551 pulled the train to Morgan Run while FA Nos. 1000 and 1001 handled the return.

December 1: Christmas banquet at Martin Center. Program by Ron Leitch.

2001

April 29: Trip on Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian from Cleveland to Alliance and return.

July 29: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton; 9 trains were recorded.

August 26: Railfan outing in Bellevue.

September 9: Railfan outing in Alliance.

October 6: Steam excursion on the Ohio Central between Sugar Creek and Morgan Run. Steam locomotive No. 6325 pulled the train to Morgan Run.

December 7: Christmas banquet at Martin Center. Program by Ross Rowland focused on the Golden Spike Limited, American Freedom Train and the ACE 3000 project.

2002

April 28: Trip on Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian from Cleveland to Alliance and return.

June 30: Longest day outing in Marion.

July 28: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton; 16 trains recorded.

August 25: Railfan outing in Erie, Pa.; and Lowellville, Ohio.

October 12: Steam excursion between Sugar Creek and Morgan Run. Steamers 1293 and 6325 pulled the train down while a pair of F units handled the return.

October 25: Jerry Joe Jacobson made a lifetime ARRC member.

December 7: Christmas banquet at Lindsey’s Amber restaurant.

2003

February 2: Trip on Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian from Cleveland to Alliance and return.

April 23: William Dick gives the first digital presentation at an ARRC meeting.

June 21: Trip on the Connotton Valley tourist train in Bedford.

June 22: Longest day outing in Marion.

July 22: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton.

August 23-24: Overnighter outing to Cassandra, Pa.

October 11: Steam excursion on the Ohio Central between Sugar Creek and Morgan Run. Steam locomotive No. 1293 pulled the train to Morgan Run and an ex-Amtrak F40PH handled it on the return.

December 13: Christmas banquet at Lindsey’s Amber restaurant. Program by Dave Beach of images set to music.

2004

February 1: Long-time ARRC member Charlie Averill dies at age 79.

February: Cleveland Railroad Club votes to dissolve and to become members of the ARRC. The CRC has

April 25: Railfaning outing in Berea and Olmsted Falls at the Cuyahoga Valley & West Shore Model Railroad Club.

June 27: Longest day outing in Marion.

July 25: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton; 18 trains were recorded.

August 28-29: Overnight outing to Cassandra, Pa.

October 2: Steam excursion on the Ohio Central between Sugar Creek and Morgan Run. F9A Nos. 6307 and 6313 handled the trip while steam locomotive No. 1293 pulled the return trip.

October 24: Trip between Minerva and Bayard in Nevada Northern No. 100 on the Minerva Scenic Railroad.

November 26: Dave McKay presides over his last meeting, ending a 12-year run as the longest serving president in ARRC history. Craig Sanders was elected to replace McKay.

December 10: Christmas banquet at the Martin Center. Program by Henry Posner III.

December 27: Dave McKay, the ARRC’s longest-serving president, dies at age 61.

 2005

January: Former members of the defunct Cleveland Railroad Club are made members of the  ARRC.

January 28: Craig Sanders presides over first meeting as ARRC president. The program was a tribute to the late Dave McKay.

April 2: First Dave McKay Day at Berea held inside a former Pennsylvania Railroad car at The Station restaurant.

June 17: After the meeting gathering shifts to the Eat ‘n Park restaurant at Howe Road and Main Street in Cuyahoga  Falls.

June 26: Longest day outing in Marion.

July 24: Annual picnic held at the Northern Ohio Railway Museum at Chippewa Lake.

August 13 and 14: Overnighter outing to Durand, Mich.

August 28: Railfan outing in Alliance.

September 17 and 18: Overnighter outing to Cumberland, Md.

October 22: Excursion on the Ohio Central between Dennison and Morgan Run. An RS18 pulled the outbound trip while the FP7s handled the return trip.

October 29: Dedication of the Dave McKay commemorative plaque at Berea.

December 2: Christmas banquet at the Martin Center. Program by Sheldon Lustig.

2006

April 1: 2nd annual Dave McKay Day at Berea.

March 26: Railfan outing in Kent.

May 28: Rail outing in New London and Greenwich.

June 25: Longest day outing in Marion.

July 30: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton; 17 trains were recorded.

September 26-27: Overnighter outing to central Pennsylvania (Cassandra and Horseshoe Curve).

October 7: Steam excursion on the Ohio Central behind No. 1293. The trip began at Dennison and covered 62 miles, including a portion of the former New York Central Dillonvale branch.

October 28: ARRC celebrates its 70th anniversary with a party at the Mogodore Community Center. Special presentations were made by J. Gary Dillon, Alex Bruchac, Don Woods, Craig Sanders, Tim Krogg, Edward Ribinskas, Marty Surdyk and Dennis Taksar.

November 24: Last meeting held in the Carriage House of the Perkins Mansion of the Summit County Historical Society. The program was by Don Woods.

December 2: Christmas banquet held at the Martin Center. Program by Rich Melvin.

 2007

January 10: Roy Andrews, a 34-year ARRC member, dies.

January 26: First meeting held at New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road. The program was by Craig Sanders

February 24: Robert W. Richardson, the last living founder of what became the ARRC, dies at age 96.

April 7: 3rd annual Dave McKay Day at Berea.

May 26: Railfan outing in Wellington.

June 22: June meeting pays tribute to J. Gary Dillon on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his joining the ARRC.

June 24: Longest day outing in Deshler.

July 29: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton; 15 trains were recorded. The picnic also doubled as the July meeting.

September 22: Steam excursion behind Ohio Central No. 1293 on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

October 28: Trip on the Ashtabula, Carson & Jefferson tourist train.

December 1: Christmas banquet at the Martin Center. Program by Marty Surdyk with some remarks made by Steve Wait.

2008

February 22: ARRC members vote to approve the purchase of a 70-inch projection screen for $140 from Dodd Camera.

April 5: 4th annual Dave McKay Day held in Berea.

April 27: Railfan outing in Alliance.

May 31: Outing to the Lake Shore Electric Railway Museum in Cleveland.

June 8: ARRC member Porter Collins dies.

June 25: Ed Treesh is made a lifetime ARRC member. Members present authorize the purchase of a digital projector.

June 29: Longest day outing in Fostoria.

July 25: ARRC members at the July meeting vote to send proposed changes in its bylaws to the membership.

July 27: Annual picnic at Warwick Park in Clinton; 15 trains were recorded.

August 22: Craig Sanders presents the first program using the ARRC’s digital projector.

August 23-24: Overnight outing to Durand, Mich.

September 27: Steam excursion on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad behind Ohio Central No. 1293.

November 15: First digital members night held with the club providing pizza and soft drinks.

December 6: Christmas banquet at the Martin Center. Program by Don Phillips.

2009

February 27: ARRC blog debuts at http://www.akronrrclub.wordpress.com. It is operated by President Craig Sanders.

April 4: 5th annual Dave McKay Day held at Berea.

June 28: Longest day outing in Marion.

July 26: Annual picnic held at Cuyahoga Valley & West Shore Model Railroad Club in Olmsted Falls.

August 29 and 30: Overnighter outing to Conneaut, Ohio, and North East, Pa.

September 27: Railfan  outing in Wellington.

October 18: Fall foliage day outing held along CSX lines.

November 14: Member’s night program pays tribute to Conrail. Clint Ensworth was honored on his 87th birthday.

December 5: Christmas banquet at the Martin Center. Program by H. Roger Grant.

 

 

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