Posts Tagged ‘Passenger trains of the 1960s’

Merry Christmas From Bob Farkas

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas to all the Akron Railroad Club members. Here is Baltimore & Ohio No. 1455 at the Akron Union Station. It is the fall of 1968 and the Diplomat will soon head west.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Forgotten, But Once Common, Akron Scene

February 13, 2015


It wasn’t until I took the negative from its glassine envelope and scanned it that I realized this was a slice of Akron’s railroad history.

Thankfully, this was taken of the whole scene and not just one train. It is most likely 1968 or 1969 and Akron still had two westbound morning passenger trains. Erie Lackawanna No. 822 with the Lake Cities is approaching the EL passenger station while Baltimore & Ohio No. 1442 sits at Akron Union Station with the Diplomat.

At the far right is a B&O switcher. Soon the EL and B&O trains would begin their westward race to Chicago. At Sterling, the EL crossed the B&O.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

The Diplomat is Now Boarding in Akron

January 25, 2015


It is a warm morning in the late 1960s and Baltimore & Ohio No. 1449 is leading the westbound Diplomat, which is boarding passengers¬†at Akron’s Union Depot. Care to go along?

Photograph by Robert Farkas