Posts Tagged ‘Lowellville Ohio’

Steam Saturday: Cruising Through Lowellville

October 9, 2021

It’s the morning of June 27, 1981, in Lowellville, Ohio, on the Baltimore & Ohio mainline. The Chessie Safety Express is running today from Akron to Pittsburgh and return.

On the point is former Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 No. 614. The Greenbrier-type locomotive was the mainstay for the Safety Express trains in 1980 and 1981.

If you didn’t get enough of the 614 on this date, it pulled another Akron-Pittsburgh roundtrip the next day.

To the left of the 614 are the tracks of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie. Today those tracks are no longer here.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: No. 614 in Lowellville

December 12, 2020

Chessie System 4-8-4 No. 614 is eastbound in Lowellville on June 27, 1981, during the second season of the Chessie Safety Express series of excursions. This particular excursion originated in Akron and made a roundtrip to Pittsburgh. It ran a one-way Akron to Pittsburgh ferry move the next day. The excursions were coordinated with The Whistle Stop in Cuyahoga Falls.

Photograph by Robert Farkas