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Slide Show to Highlight ARRC Meeting

September 23, 2021

A good old fashioned slide show is in store for the September meeting of the Akron Railroad Club on Friday.

Rick Varga will present Kodachrome slides made during the 1980s and 1990s. The program will include images of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Conrail and CSX.

Varga, who recently retired after a career as an operating employee of Norfolk Southern, plans to emphasize in his program how CSX has changed over the years.

The club will meet on Friday (Sept. 24) at 8 p.m. at the New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.

The meeting will begin with a short business meeting followed by the program at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Following the meeting, some members gather at the Denny’s restaurant on Main Street in Cuyahoga Falls for a late dinner, dessert or an early breakfast.

Next month the ARRC plans to hold its annual member’s night. It is set for Oct. 23, which is a Saturday.

Members who plan to show slides or digital images during member’s night or who simply plan to attend and watch the shows will be asked to indicate their interest on a signup sheet at the September meeting.

The ARRC officers said this would give the club an idea of how many pizzas to order for the event.

As in past years, member’s night attendees will pay a $5 cover charge to cover the cost of the pizzas and some carbonated beverages and water.

Attendees of the member’s night event are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks such as pretzels and chips.

The officers said those planning to show slides or digital images should limit their program to 10 to 12 minutes, showing 35 to 45 images.

There will be no business meeting during the member’s night event. Those who are unable to sign up at the September meeting are asked to contact Vice President Bill Kubas at 330-928-7025 (bkuboose@gmail.com) or acting Secretary Dave Kachinko at 440-537-6487 (dkachinko@aol.com) to indicate they are coming.

Doors will open on member’s night at 5:45 p.m. with pizza being served at 6:30 p.m. Presentations are expected to begin about 7 p.m.

Marion Railfan Society Meeting Saturday

September 14, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society will meet this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Marion Union Station.

The program is a slide show of photographs made by the late Joe Slanser.

The meeting announcement said there will probably be a slide-only open projector show following the showing of Joe’s slides so attendees can bring a brief slide show to share.

All railfans are welcome at MRS meetings.

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

September 7, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet on Friday in Westlake.

The program will be presented by Jim Semon and is titled The Boats (and trains) in my life.

The meeting is expected to begin about 8:15 p.m. at the FOP Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road.

Future meeting programs are Marty Surdyk in October and Jerry Jordak in November. The club plans to hold its annual Christmas party and member’s night in December.

A Few ARRC Program ‘Surprises’ Revealed

August 26, 2021

One surprise of the program of the August Akron Railroad Club meeting was revealed this week in an email notice sent to members.

The images to be shown by Mike Costill at the Friday meeting (Aug. 27) were made by the late Jerry Jacobson.

Costill’s program is titled Surprise and will present images made during the period of the late 1950s to the early 1970s.

Among the highlights will be Nickel Plate steam across Ohio; the roundhouse of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Akron; and Denver & Rio Grande Western steam.

There will still be some surprises of images and railroads and places that have yet to be revealed.

The meeting begins at 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the New Horizon Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.

The club has also announced that the program at the Sept. 24 meeting will be presented by Rick Varga and the Oct. 23 meeting will be the annual members night in which members show images of their choosing.

‘Surprise’ in Store for ARRC August Meeting

August 23, 2021

Mike Costill will present a slide show of seldom seen images at the Aug. 27 meeting of the Akron Railroad Club.

Mike isn’t giving away too many clues about what attendees will see other than the images were made between the 1950s and 1970s. The program is appropriately titled Surprise.

Very few people have seen these images, he said.

The meeting will begin with a short business meeting at 8 p.m. followed by the program at approximately 8:30 p.m. The club meets at the New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.

Following the meeting, some members gather at the Denny’s restaurant on Main Streets in Cuyahoga Falls for a late dinner, dessert or an early breakfast.

Ohio Railfan Groups to Meet Saturday

August 12, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society said Thursday that its meeting this Saturday (Aug. 14) will be held in the parking lot of Marion Union Station and not inside the station as originally planned.

Due to the venue change, the meeting will begin at 8 p.m.

The program will be videos and digital images set to music presented by Paul Springkowski.

In an unrelated development, the Miami Valley Railfans, a Dayton area group, will meet Saturday at the West Carrollton Civic Center in the community room.

The meeting is expected to start at 7 p.m. The program will be slides presented by club members.

Marion Railfan Group to Meet Saturday

August 11, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society will meet this Saturday (Aug. 14) at 7 p.m. at Marion Union Station.

The program will be presented by Paul Springkowski and his friends who will be showing videos and digital images set to music.

Due to increasing cases of infections of the COVID-19 Delta variant the meeting will follow the recommendations of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that facial masks be worn inside.

This applies to all attendees regardless of their vaccination status. Masks will be available for those who need one. All railfans are welcome at MRS meetings.

RRE Picnic Sunday in Hudson

August 10, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will hold its annual picnic on Sunday (Aug. 15) at Colony Park in Hudson.

The club has reserved the park’s pavilion from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The park is located next to the Cleveland Line of Norfolk Southern and a footbridge leading from the park allows for an overhead view of trains. The ridge has a fence with large chain links, but a camera lens might fit between the links.

Lighting will be favorable during the duration of the picnic.

The club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs along with an assortment of condiments.

Members are asked to bring drinks, snacks, desserts and side dishes.

There is no refrigeration available at the park so members should avoid bringing items that might spoil if left open for a long period of time.

Guests and family members are welcome to attend. The park has playground equipment for children, a basketball court, soccer fields and baseball diamonds. There is also a walking trail.

There will be no regular RRE meeting in August. The next meeting is Sept. 10 and will feature a program by Jim Semon.

Cincinnati RR Club May Return to Tower A

August 5, 2021

The Cincinnati Railroad Club is considering signing a lease to return to Tower A at Cincinnati Union Terminal.

The move will be discussed at the next club meeting on Aug. 5.

A majority of the group’s board members recently toured two third floor spaces near Tower A and Tower A itself.

The board members said they decided to bring up leasing space there at the next meeting.

That discussion will focus on structuring a lease, volunteering, furnishings, parking, and club meetings being able to be in the Newsreel or the auditorium/other theater on the Concourse level.

ARRC Program to Focus on Past 20 Years in Akron

July 19, 2021

Richard Antibus will review the past 20 years of railroad operations in Akron during the July 23 meeting of the Akron Railroad Club.

The slide show will focus in particular on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Rich said his program will show overall changes that have occurred over the past two decades, saying that things can change quickly.

The meeting will begin with a short business meeting at 8 p.m. followed by the program at approximately 8:30 p.m. The club meets at the New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.

Following the meeting, some members gather at the Denny’s restaurant on Home Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls for a late dinner, dessert or an early breakfast.

The Aug. 27 meeting will feature a slide show by Mike Costill.