Posts Tagged ‘EL Akron passenger station’

Railfan Dream Location in Akron

February 23, 2023

Mike Ondecker and I were in Akron on a morning in 1967 or 1968. Pennsylvania Railroad switch engine No. 9115 is eastbound on the eastbound Baltimore & Ohio main that is shared with the Pennsy between Arlington Street in Akron and Warwick Tower in Clinton.

Perhaps the crew is going to interchange cars with the B&O at Akron Junction.

On the next track is the westbound B&O Diplomat making a station stop.

Beyond the Diplomat is the Erie Lackawanna passenger station. Notice the man at the open window. What a railfan’s dream location this was.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: UBoat in Akron

May 23, 2022

Erie Lackawanna U25B No. 2509 is eastbound in Akron in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The train is passing the EL passenger station.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Rare Sighting

December 21, 2019

Delaware & Hudson RS-36 No. 5020 leads a quartet of four axle Alco locomotives eastbound past the Erie Lackawanna passenger station in Akron in the late 1960s. I have been told this is a rare photo because the D&H usually only used six axle ALCO’s on the EL.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas