Posts Tagged ‘Wilbeth Road in Akron’

EL Monday: At the Wilbeth Footbridge in Akron

October 5, 2020

It’s the late 1960s in Akron and a westbound Erie Lackawanna intermodal train is passing beneath the Wilbeth Road footbridge.

On the point are EL 7104, 7393, and 6561 with the latter still painted in its original Erie Railroad livery.

Note the Baltimore & Ohio color position signal on an adjacent track, which was also used by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Once an Occasional Sight at Wilbeth Road

December 4, 2016

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Been to the Wilbeth Road footbridge in Akron recently? Then you didn’t see this. Rock Island 244 leads three Rock Island GE U-Boats east on the Erie Lackawanna. It is the early 1970s, and Rock Island; Delaware and Hudson; and Boston and Maine pool power sometimes came through Akron.

Photograph by Robert Farkas