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Take the Challenge: What Photograph Reflects Your Favorite Akron Railfanning Memory and Why

With the Akron Railroad Club about to celebrate its 80th year, I have a challenge. Pick one photo from your many that captures an Akron railfanning memory. 228 more words

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Railroading as it Once Was: Hooping Up Train Orders With an 'Iron Man' in Sterling in the EL

One of my favorite hang outs during my “formative years” was Sterling.

The Erie Lackawanna and Baltimore & Ohio mains crossed each other and traffic was always plentiful. 129 more words

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Erie 833, C&O 614 Out East

After hearing from Jack Norris last week about AC Tower in Waldwick, New Jersey, I sent him an email saying that the Akron Railroad Club would love to make a trip out to New Jersey to see the restored tower if we could ride the… 207 more words

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Keeping Erie, EL Alive on New York Division

Akron Railroad Club blog reader Jack Norris wrote from his home in New Jersey that because many of us here in Ohio are interested in the history of the Erie and Erie Lackawanna railroads that we might be interested in some news from the old New York Division. 371 more words

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Railroading as It Once Was: One Has Lost its Identity, the Other Still Clings to it in Cleveland

During Conrail’s first two years I watched many former Erie Lackawanna units lose their identity as names were painted out and new numbers applied.

The interim time where you could catch “pure” next to “renumbered” units of the same make and same former railroad was short. 38 more words

Roger Durfee Photographs

An Akron Railroad Scene Imagined in Layers

It is May 1974 in Akron and this is looking west across the Erie Lackawanna yard. Imagine this is in layers.

First there is a Pennsylvania Railroad gondola on the now-removed Penn Central track nearest the viewer. 84 more words

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Railroading as it Once Was: Running On the Erie Lackawanna High Iron to Chicago West of Marion

Is there such as thing as having too many photographs of Erie Lackawanna E units? In theory, yes, but in practice we don’t think so. 114 more words

Roger Durfee Photographs