CR 1689 Akron, OH 11-21-1977

CR 1689 Akron, OH 11-21-1977

Location

South St TBSAkron, OH
United States
41° 5' 5.4456" N, 81° 30' 56.1708" W
I mention the South St TBS a lot in my photo captions. It was where crossovers were installed to route traffic off the former EL and onto the former PC in an effort to eventually downgrade and eliminate the EL west of Akron. An ex Erie trailer was brought in to house the operator, and for a while it remained in the two tone green colors of the Erie. It's 1977 in this shot, way before the EPA and such had the clout it does today, so we'll just ignore the 55 gallon drums out back, some of which are lettered "Valvoline". This TBS would last over 4 years and eventually the trailer got painted gray, the Penn Central F got scrapped.
Photo By: 
R.A. Durfee
Photo Date: 
11/21/1977
Conrail Road Number(s): 
CR 1689
Predecessor Paint Scheme(s): 
PC

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