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by RRFoose
Mon May 09, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society
Topic: Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 6285

Re: Archives

Gents,

Any chance I could get a higher resolution copy of either of those Brittain yard schematics? Particularly the 1979 copy that Bob has shared. Thanks!

Chase
by RRFoose
Mon May 09, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: NW/NS 6-Axle Units on ACY?
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: NW/NS 6-Axle Units on ACY?

I finally came across a photo of a 6-axle NW unit - it's really a photo of some cabooses in Brittain yard, but in the background you can see 6 axles and the number 6143 - research says it was an SD40-2. So, although rare, NW did let 6 axle units wonder onto the ACY. Now, to find an elusive photo of ...
by RRFoose
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Layout planning
Replies: 2
Views: 2306

Re: Layout planning

Any chance you have a more final version of your track plan that you would be willing to share with us?
by RRFoose
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: NW/NS 6-Axle Units on ACY?
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

NW/NS 6-Axle Units on ACY?

Did N&W's ex-IT SD39s ever make an appearance on ACY trackage? I've seen photos of them in Brewster, but that's about as close as I know that they got. Did NW or NS regularly station any 6-axle units of any make on the ACY between 1982-90? I have never seen a photo of 6-axle units anywhere on th...
by RRFoose
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Re: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?

Luke wrote:The topic of clearances was explored in the Summer 2011 AC&Y Historical Society News magazine.


PS - How does one go about getting back issues of the news letter?
by RRFoose
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Re: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?

Thanks for the info! I just found a W&LE timetable that states restrictions at those locations: 18'11" max height for the B&O bridge and 18'9" for the Akron tunnel. Double-stacks can be 18'2", 19'2", or 20'2", depending on regular or hi-cube containers. So, W&LE ...
by RRFoose
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?

What/where was the limiting factors for tallest & widest rolling stock/equipment moves on the system? Perhaps the tunnel near N Forge St in Akron? Or the B&O underpass in Medina? What was the tallest height & widest measurements that could be moved across the AC&Y? Could the Wheeling...
by RRFoose
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Brittain Yard Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 12348

Re: Brittain Yard Operations

Luke wrote:Here's a photo of the TOFC loading ramp at the east end of Brittain yard (in its better days). The Society Archive, now donated to the University of Akron, contains an AFE file with excellent construction blueprints of the ramp... a modelers dream. REL


Thanks for Sharing that photo!!
by RRFoose
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Brittain Yard Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 12348

Re: Brittain Yard Operations

Was this east of the N Canton Rd overpass, or more in the area of the abandoned industry west of the gravel company? I've been searching on both google maps & bing maps, but can't locate it via aerial photography. Thanks! I answered my own question - I finally found it once I switched from Aeri...
by RRFoose
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Brittain Yard Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 12348

Re: Brittain Yard Operations

The ramp was at the east end of the yard on the north side. It is still there in the weeds. Was this east of the N Canton Rd overpass, or more in the area of the abandoned industry west of the gravel company? I've been searching on both google maps & bing maps, but can't locate it via aerial ph...

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