B&O GP35 3547 Editors Pick!        
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad GP35 3547 passing below Akron Junction in Akron, Ohio on March 4, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The engineer's cab heater intake is covered over, a common adjustment on EMD locomotives in winter. This locomotive was built in July 1964 (c/n 29379) on EMD Order 7736. I believe this was called Akron Junction. Fred Stuckman adds the following (valid as of 1/1/11, no kiddding) :

The tracks below are the old Cleveland line, it originates in Cleveland and winds it's way through eastern Ohio and ends at the Ohio River across from Wheeling WV. That line was originally called the CT&V (Cleveland Terminal & Valley). The line today is abandoned from Urichsville Ohio to the river. CSX still owns a small portion in Cleveland, CVSR from Cleveland to Akron, Metro, our bus company, from Akron to Canton. Wheeling & Lake Erie operates the Akron-Canton line for the industries and CVSR runs passenger excursions on it June through August. South of Canton, it's abandoned to Dover. From there to Urichsville is operated by RJ Corman. Finally, the Pennsy, CA&C (Cleveland Akron & Columbus) came onto the main just 100' or so to the left of that image at AY interlocking, and ran concurrent with the B&O until Warwick Ohio. (Clinton) From there, it would continue to Columbus. Each company owned one main track between AY and Warwick. From Hudson south, most of it is torn up. The track through Hudson is the Cleveland & Pittsburgh line. That has been PRR/PC/CR/NS, still quite active today.

Date: 3/4/1983 Location: Akron, OH   Map Show Akron on a rail map Views: 2622 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: BO 3547(GP35)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
B&O GP35 3547
Picture Categories: Roster,Bridge This picture is part of album:  Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Bernie Feltman General Very nice photo, Chuck 2/10/2010 3:52:15 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 2/10/2010 5:34:37 PM
Olaf Junges General Nice photo! 2/12/2010 1:59:35 PM
Jim Trivett General Nice shot, is that a WM chop nose geep trailing? 3/3/2010 11:13:28 PM
Chuck Zeiler General Jim, as it happens, that is WM 6409 trailing. 3/4/2010 10:05:59 AM
Alex Vaughn General Good shot. 3/6/2010 12:37:32 AM
Karl Rethwisch General Another nice piece of work Chuck !!!! 3/8/2010 9:48:23 AM
David Stewart General Awesome, very nice! Great shot! 3/14/2010 8:38:38 PM
Gen X Rail Media General Nice. That's the old Athearn HO model number that I had as a kid! 3/23/2010 2:06:15 PM
Fred Stuckmann General You are correct, it is Akron Jct. This is is the old Cleveland line, that is operated by the Cuhahoga Valley Scenic Railway these days and the CSX New Castle Sub is above. The highway bridge is Arlington Rd. Nice shot. 1/1/2011 7:28:38 PM

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