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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.

Railfan Groups Resume In-Person Meetings

August 2, 2021

The Cincinnati Railroad Club will conduct a hybrid meeting on Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The club will meet in person but offer its meeting online via Zoom.

In an announcement the club said it likely will offer regular monthly in-person meetings as well as have a virtual option to watch programs.

The August program will be presented by Lee Rainey remotely via Zoom on the East Broad Top Railroad in Pennsylvania.

The meeting will be held at Archbishop’s House on the campus of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5418 Moeller Avenue, in Norwood.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkf-irqjMiEtQPiqYn6alp3QPagPmA7uJe

In an unrelated development, the Michigan Railroad Club has announced that it will return to in-person meeting starting Sept. 1.

Meeting will be held in Club Room 1 of the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

Meetings are held between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The group must clear the meeting room by 9 p.m.

The programs for future meetings will be announced later.

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.

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

July 6, 2021

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

The meeting will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. at the FOP Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road.

The program will be presented by Bob Todten.

Preview of Tonight’s Program

June 25, 2021

The Akron Railroad Club will meet tonight at 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the New Horizons Christian Church.

It will be the club’s first in-person meeting in more than a year.

President Todd Dillon will present a digital program of images made during his travels in the past year between Ohio and Florida.

Here is a preview of Todd’s program. The top image shows Tampa streetcars at Ibor City, Florida, the middle image is a U.S. Sugar cane train at Clewiston, Florida, and the bottom image is CSX 1776 at Waycross, Georgia.

Photographs by Todd Dillon

Marion Railfans to Meet Saturday

May 13, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society will have a open digital projector program during its meeting on Saturday at Marion Union Station.

The meeting on May 15 will begin at approximately 7 p.m. Attendees must wear a facial mask and social distancing will be enforced during the meeting.

Those wishing to show images should bring those on a USB drive and limit their program to 20 to 30 minutes so others will have time to give their shows. 

All railfans are welcome at the meeting. There is no admission fee but donations are appreciated and used to maintain AC Tower and the depot.

Marion Railfans to Meet on Saturday

April 14, 2021

The Marion railfans will meet on April 17 at 7 p.m. at Marion Union Station.

The program will have an open projector format with attendees invited to show their images in 20 to 40 minute segments of slides or digital images.

The event is open to all. Attendees must wear facial masks and social distancing will be enforced during the event.

RRE to Meet Trackside in Berea on April 10

April 5, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts plans to resume in-person meetings this month.

The club has announced it will meet on April 10 in the west end of the parking lot for the Berea Union Depot Restaurant.

The outdoor meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Among the topics to be discussed during the meeting are the future of the club’s newsletter and future activities for this year.

Publication of the newsletter was suspended last year and the printing shop where it had been printed has since closed.

The club has been offered the opportunity to attend the picnic scheduled for July in Cuyahoga Falls at Waterworks Park to be held by the Akron Railroad Club.

The RRE expects to resume meeting next month at its regular meeting site at the Fraternal Order of Police hall in Westlake.

Marion Railfans to Meet March 20

March 16, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society will hold its first regular meeting in about a year on March 20 at the Marion Union Station.

The meeting will begin around 7 p.m. and feature a program by Rich Behrendt highlighting photographs he made in 2019.

Attendees must wear a facial mask and observe social distancing. Masks will not be available at the station.

Following the program the digital projector will be open for a digital-only free-for-all with attendees invited to present their own 20 to 30 minute digital shows.  

The meeting to open to all and attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the fund to maintain AC Tower and the depot.