Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society

Downloadable Issues of the AC&YHS NEWS


Spring - Summer 2017 AC&Y News
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Featured in this issue of our bi-annual News magazine is Part I of AC&Y’s wreck relief equipment and MOW cars.


Fall - Winter 2016 AC&Y News
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This issue covers the Spring, 1964 acquisition of twenty high-capacity covered hoppers, the AC&Y’s initial ground breaking purchase of so-called “Jumbo LO’s”.


Spring - Summer 2016 AC&Y News
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This issue examines the AC&Y during the Depression years with special focus on the eventual emergence of the road leading up to the onset of World War II hostilities.


Fall - Winter 2015 AC&Y News
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The Fall and Winter 2015 edition of the AC&YHS News contains an in-depth feature article. The focus of this issue features the fascinating history of some twenty water stations along the AC&Y from 1883 to 1955.


Spring Summer 2015 issue of the AC&Y News
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The Spring and Summer 2015 edition of the AC&YHS News contains an in-depth feature article. The focus of this issue is the 201 former SL-SF 50-foot auto cars leased by the AC&Y in 1959. Pertinent to the topic is the development of the auto car, the western railroads’ preference for single-sheathed versions and examination of the particular cars built by the Frisco.


Fall Winter 2014 issue of the AC&Y News
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The Fall and Winter 2014 edition of the AC&YHS News contains an in-depth feature article. This issue covers an industry central to the AC&Y's early success and Akron's development as a manufacturing center, though few vestiges remain today. The industry was brick and clay products. Among the AC&Y customers in this group were Robinson Clay Products, E. Bigelow & Son, Colonial Brick (later Camp Brothers) and American Vitrified Products, whose Barberton works was the largest sewer pipe plant in the world.


Spring and Summer 2014 issue of the AC&Y News
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The Spring and Summer 2014 edition of the AC&YHS News contains an in-depth feature article. The lead story "Eight Wheel ex-PRR Cabooses of the Akron and Barberton Belt" is an effort to faithfully document non-revenue equipment belonging to the A&BB.


Fall and Winter 2013 issue of the AC&Y News
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The Fall and Winter 2013 edition of the AC&YHS News contains an in-depth feature article. The lead story "Temptest at Tymouchtee" is detailed look at one of the AC&Y's worst derailments. This article, intially published in the Volume XII Number 2 Summer issue in Summer 2005. This issue has been revisited with new information and color pictures.


Spring and Summer 2013 issue of the AC&Y News
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The Spring and Summer 2013 edition of the AC&YHS News contains an in-depth feature article. The lead story "Minnesota Mining – Copey" is detailed look at one of the AC&Y's most interesting shippers.