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Coal Trains Featured at June 24 ARRC Meeting

June 20, 2022

The Akron Railroad Club will see a program on western coal trains at its June 24 meeting.

Mark Demaline of Westlake will show photographs he made during a 1995 trip to the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.

It was a time, he said, when coal was still king and the railroads serving the region were still expanding lines and operations in anticipation of a bright future. “Just about everyone thought the boom would last for generations into the future,” Demaline said.

The program will show trains of Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, and Chicago & North Western. It also will show some of the mines that they served.

The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. in the social hall of the New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.

After the business meeting the program will get underway at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Demaline to Present at February RRE Meeting

February 9, 2020

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will hold its February meeting on Friday (Feb. 14) in Westlake.

The meeting will begin at 8:15 p.m. at the Western Cuyahoga F.O.P. No. 25 Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road.

The program will be presented by Mark Demaline and is titled From the Oceans to the Mountains, to the (Camas) Prairie.”

The officers will be updating those present about the plans for the annual banquet and program to held in April in Berea.

The March meeting will be held on March 13 with a slide show presented by Marty Surdyk.

Guests are welcome at all RRE meetings. The entrance to the meeting room is around the back of the building at ground level.

ARRC End of Year Dinner is Saturday

November 27, 2017

The annual Akron Railroad Club end of the year dinner will be this Saturday (Dec. 2) at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s restaurant in Stow, 3732 Darrow Road.

Due to the small size of the banquet room, attendance is limited to 32. There are still four tickets left for the dinner.

The tickets are free and available from ARRC officer Marty Surdyk.

The restaurant is located in a shopping center at the southwest corner of Graham and Darrow Roads about a mile and a half east of Ohio Route 8.

The cocktail hour will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. We’ll order dinner off the menu between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Terms are individual settlement.

The program will be a slide show by Mark Demaline titled Southern Served the South.

The program will feature Southern Railway freight, passenger and steam excursion action between the late 1970s and late 1980s from the Washington D.C., area, through Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and Northern Florida.