Posts Tagged ‘ABC 1501’

ABC 1501 in Akron

July 1, 2021

Akron Barberton Cluster Railway EMD SW 1500 works in Akron on June 5, 2021. The unit was built for the Indianapolis Union and later was on the Conrail motive power roster before it wound up in Northeast Ohio.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

As Easy as A-B-C

October 1, 2019

Akron Barberton Cluster Railway’s EMD1500 No. 1501 is approaching the area behind where an old Firestone Tire building once stood.

The gravel yard in the background is on the site of the old Pennsylvania Railroad yard in South Akron.

All of these images were made on Sept. 3, 2019, in Akron.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

The Whistle Was Too Close to be NS

January 4, 2017



These were taken on the spur to the Rock Tenn plant a Ravenna with an iPhone. We were out on the bike trail when I heard a whistle too close by to be Norfolk Southern. They were pulling two boxcars up the line switching to pull in the siding by Oakwood Street. I got these two photographs of the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway on the return journey.

Photographs by Jeffrey Smith