Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Dzeda’

Dzeda to Give Erie RR Talk in Massillon

August 22, 2018

Kent author and railroad historian Bruce Dzeda will be giving a program at the Massillon Museum next month about the Erie Railroad in Kent.

Dzeda, author of Railroad Town: Kent and the Erie Railroad, will give his presentation on Sept. 25 at 12:10 p.m. at the St. George Cultural Center. The program is expected to last 40 minutes.

The presentation is part of the museum’s Brown Bag Lunch series and is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

The St. George’s Cultural Center is located at 364 1st St SE in Massillon.

Another railroad oriented presentation has been scheduled for Aug. 28 when Steve Korpus of the Midwest Railway Preservation Society will be a presentation titled Rail Car Restoration.

It will be held at the St. George Cultural Center between 12:10 and 12:50 p.m.

Brady Lake Tower to be Open Oct. 8

September 29, 2016

The Portage Parks Council will hold an open house on Oct. 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Railroad’s former Brady Lake Tower, which now sits in Towner’s Woods Park

PRRBruce Dzeda, author of Railroad Town: Kent the Erie Railroad, will speak during the event on the railroads that served the Brady Lake region.

The tower is not normally open to the public.

Built in 1928 and known until 1957 as Brady’s Lake Tower, the structure was a block and interlocking facility at the eastern terminus of the Lake Erie & Pittsburgh, which was used by the New York Central.

The LE&P diverged from the PRR at Brady Lake and ran westward to Marcy in Cleveland. NYC trains used trackage rights on the PRR and Baltimore & Ohio to access Youngstown.

Declining traffic on the LE&P led to Brady Lake Tower being closed in 1966, but it was kept as an emergency block station through 1970.