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Date: 12/08/12 08:46
Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: agrafton

ABC Railway a division od W&LE based in Barberton, Ohio has a connection on the New Castle Sub at BG135 and gets of at bridge 16 at BG132.
At BG132 behind the old Firestone Plant in South Akron they maintain a small yard for assembling trains coming and going I stopped by the other day
early morning and caught ABC putting together a train for delivery to a plastics firm in Barberton. In the first photo 1501 is pulling a cut of cars out to
switch to adjacent track as a crew works on one of the switches and tie replacement. Also Carter Storage’s little all American engine is working their
portion of the yard too. From there I headed to Barberton to catch the 1501 at Ravago the plastics holding and transfer facility. From there becoming
overcast I head back.
Thanks, Alan
Photos marked accordingly:

photo 1 1501 pulls a cut of cars out while assembling a train
photo 2 Carter Storage’s little all American engine
photo 3 1501 back past a crew working on a switch








Date: 12/08/12 08:48
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: agrafton

photo 4 ABC and Carter share a photo together
photo 5 1501 has just set a car off to the right to be taken back to Barberton
photo 6 1501 returns to the yard for more cars

Alan








Date: 12/08/12 08:49
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: agrafton

This section is from the ground
photo 7 from ground backing out
photo 8 continuing back
photo 9 moving car to holding track

Alan








Date: 12/08/12 08:50
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: agrafton

photo 10 1501 arriving in Barberton at Ravago the plastics holding and transfer facility
photo 11 backing into siding
photo 12 heading to next siding for a reversing move to head back

Thanks, Alan








Date: 12/08/12 09:16
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: im_trainman

Awesome shots Mr. Grafton. Right now here in Barberton, I can hear them switching. Me and a friend followed this train last weekend, we got good shots of the SW1500, but the crew was anything but happy about us taking photos of their train.



Date: 12/08/12 09:34
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: FEC2000

Nice catch on the RWB 70 ton switcher!



Date: 12/08/12 11:32
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: refarkas

Thanks for posting these. I've railfanned the area for forty-six years and haven't seen trains at a couple of these locations.
Bob



Date: 12/08/12 11:43
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: jmbreitigan

Very well done Alan.,
John



Date: 12/08/12 14:48
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: Gateway97

A 70 tonner that close in Ohio? Didn't know about that!



Date: 12/08/12 15:46
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: ns1000

SUPER pics!!!! Thanks for sharing.



Date: 12/08/12 18:12
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: agrafton

Thanks guys for comments.
Alan



Date: 12/08/12 18:27
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: icancmp193

Is that 70-Tonner (IIRC it may be an 80-Tonner) formerly the PPG Industries unit in Barberton?

Tom Y



Date: 12/08/12 18:47
Re: Railroading a matter of ABCing
Author: agrafton

icancmp193 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Is that 70-Tonner (IIRC it may be an 80-Tonner)
> formerly the PPG Industries unit in Barberton?
>
> Tom Y


That would be my guess also, I recall seeing a 70 or 80 toner back in late sixties when the company I worked for did
Work in PPG
Alan



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