Posts Tagged ‘A&BB GP7’

An A&BB Memory

December 5, 2021

The wayback machine has taken us to see Akron & Barberton Belt GP7 No. 4201 switching in Barberton on Oct. 7, 1980. Today the parking lot, one of the tracks, and A&BB 4201 are gone. The railroad is now the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway, which is owned by the Wheeling & Lake Erie.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Working With Precision

June 9, 2020

In 1972 the Akron & Barberton Belt acquired refurbished GP7 locomotives from Precision National, a locomotive leasing company, to replace worn out early generation A&BB diesels.

A&BB No. 4201 was the one of two PN locomotives to receive an A&BB emblem. It is was affixed below the cabs windows on both side.

The 4201 is shown with A&BB caboose No. 1 and a short train in Barberton in mid-1981.

Photograph by Robert Farkas