Posts Tagged ‘Ohio railfan events’

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.

ARRC Longest Day Outing to be in Ravenna

June 20, 2022

The Akron Railroad Club’s annual longest day outing will be held this year in Ravenna.

The outing on Sunday, June 26 will feature trains on the Cleveland Line of Norfolk Southern and the New Castle Subdivision of CSX. The NS tracks cross over CSX in Ravenna on a bridge.

Attendees will observe the action at Diamond Street, Lake Street and other points nearby.

Some members plan to have breakfast that morning at Megan’s Family Restaurant at 266 W. Main St. in Ravenna.

The Ravenna outing is a first for the ARRC. Previous longest day outings have been held in Alliance, Bellevue, Marion, Fostoria and Deshler.

Doubleheader at June Marion Society Meeting

June 16, 2022

The June program of the Marion Railfan Society will be a double-header with programs by Fred Ripley and Dave Oroszi.

Dave’s program will focus on the Baltimore & Ohio’s sunburst paint scheme of the 1960s and will include many engines painted in that scheme. 

Fred’s program will feature the eastern end of the former Pennsylvania Railroad’s Fort Wayne Line to Pittsburgh. He said the program will begin at Conway Yard and work into eastern Ohio.

“With an eye towards the history of the railroad, we’ll see lots of action from the last ten years of Conrail and from NS in recent years- big trains in great scenic main line settings, with lots of PRR position light signals, in all seasons and weather,” Ripley wrote.

If time permits audience members will be invited to show brief slide or digital images in an open projector format.

The program will begin at approximately 7 p.m. at Marion Union Station this Saturday.

RRE to Railfan in Bellevue on Saturday

June 13, 2022

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will be holding an outing in Bellevue this month in place of its regular meeting.

The outing will be held at the Kemper Railfan Pavilion on Saturday and has no set time to begin or end.

As in the past, the event is considered to have begun when the first person arrives and ends when the last person leaves.

The pavilion is located between the NS Toledo and Sandusky district tracks and sees most of the Norfolk Southern and Wheeling & Lake Erie trains that operate in Bellevue.

The next meeting of the FCD-RRE will be July 15 with a program by Bram Bailey.

The club is undecided as to whether to hold a regular meeting in August or to instead conduct a picnic.

ARRC May Program Features Michigan Railroads

May 23, 2022

The Akron Railroad Club will kick off the Memorial Day weekend with a program on Michigan railroads at its May meeting on Friday.

Brian Szemon will present digital images of Michigan railroads spanning an area south of Interstate 96 from Grand Rapids to Detroit.

This will include trains traveling lines formerly operated by the Chesapeake & Ohio (former Pere Marquette), and Canadian National (former Grand Trunk Western’s Flint Subdivision. Also shown will be operations on the Great Lakes Central.

Brian is an Andover resident who has been railfanning since childhood and recalls trips to Conneaut during his younger years.

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.

Marion Railfans to Meet Saturday

May 18, 2022

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

The problem will be a slide show presented by George Vergamini showing trains and railroad stations of Ohio and New York state.

After the program has concludes attendees will be invited to show slides during an open projector segment of the meeting.

No digital imaes will be shown this month.

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

May 15, 2022

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet on Friday (May 20) in Westlake.

The program will be presented by Michael Lytle and is titled The Moving Bridges in the Flats of Cleveland.

The meeting will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. The meeting site is the Church of the Redeemer located at 23500 Center Ridge Road, a short distance east of Clague Road.

Attendees should use the sidewalk to enter the building from the parking lot behind the church.

Bowler to Present at April ARRC Meeting

April 18, 2022

Peter Bowler will present a three-part program at the April 25 meeting of the Akron Railroad .

He will open with digital images made on the 35 miles of the east end of the BNSF Seligman Subdivision between Flagstaff and Canyon Diablo.

The second and third parts will focus on Chinese railroad operations. This will include some low- light images of Chinese standard gauge steam from Sandaoling and video of the scenic Jiayang narrow gauge and Sandaoling standard gauge railroads.

The club 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.

Marion Railfan Group to Watch Movies

April 14, 2022

The Marion Railfan Society will present old movies converted to digital during its meeting on Saturday night at Marion Union Station.

The meeting will begin at approximately 7 p.m. Following the showing of the movies there will be an open projector for attendees to show digital images.

Those showing are asked to have their images on a USB device or portable drive, and to limit their presentation to about 30 minutes.

Todten to Present at RRE Meeting on Friday

April 12, 2022

Bob Todten will present the program at the April 15 meeting of the Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts.

He will show a selection of images of locomotives built by Montreal Locomotive Works and Bombardier of Canada.

The meeting begins at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Friday at the Church of the Redeemer, 23500 Center Ridge Road in Westlake.

The club’s next meeting will be May 20. A program for that meeting has yet to be determined.

RRE also announced that by vote of the members at the March meeting the meeting date has been changed to the third Friday of the month.

There will be no meeting in June as the club plans to hold its annual outing to Bellevue.