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by Luke
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?
Replies: 6
Views: 3892

Re: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?

The A&BB right-of-way between Barberton and Belt Junction was built primarily through low swamp land. In fact, the line was so unstable that it was closed entirely for a ten year period after a swamp (peat bog) fire. The fear of derailments (and cleaning up same with heavy wreckers) on the swam...
by Luke
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?
Replies: 6
Views: 3892

Re: Limiting factor on height & width of equipment?

T he topic of clearances was explored in the Summer 2011 AC&Y Historical Society News magazine. You are correct in naming the restrictions - the tunnel at Forge Street and B&O underpass at Medina. Most of the clearance loads originated at Babcock & Wilcox in Barberton. One shipment was p...
by Luke
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Brittain Yard Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 12345

Re: Brittain Yard Operations

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
by Luke
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society
Topic: Stan Rydarowicz
Replies: 0
Views: 3076

Stan Rydarowicz

Afraid I have terrible news. Stanley Rydarowicz, 64, passed away unexpectedly late Thursday morning, Dec. 3, 2015, after suffering a heart attack while working at St. Stanislaus Church in Youngstown. Stan was an unassuming true friend to all, a talented modeler and valued contributor to the Society...
by Luke
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS ITEMS FOR SALE
Topic: Blue Goose Model - Indication of Interest
Replies: 1
Views: 3332

Re: Blue Goose Model - Indication of Interest

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by Luke
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS ITEMS FOR SALE
Topic: Blue Goose Model - Indication of Interest
Replies: 1
Views: 3332

Blue Goose Model - Indication of Interest

Stan Rydarowicz and I have been working to produce an HO scale model of AC&Y's Business Car #23. Affectionately nicknamed “the Blue Goose,” sleek and splendid business observation car No. 23 was the pride and joy of the AC&Y, a genuine symbol of the road’s prosperity! AC&Y records confi...
by Luke
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: AC&Y Diesel Roster
Topic: Saving AC&Y F-M Diesel #505
Replies: 1
Views: 4927

Saving AC&Y F-M Diesel #505

Posted on the Railway Preservation website by Cameron Wolk... as info: I've come to the interest of preserving the AC&Y's last remnant locomotive, AC&Y 505 as time meets its match. Understanding it is the only AC&Y FM to survive let alone one of the only H20-44s in the world it is quite...
by Luke
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: AC&Y-A&BB Book Update IV
Replies: 0
Views: 4740

AC&Y-A&BB Book Update IV

Both Morning Sun Books and myself have received excellent feedback to date on the recently released AC&Y-A&BB book. Look for upcoming reviews in both Classic Trains and RMC magazines. Our favorite little "fallen flag" railroad is finally getting some long-overdue national exposure!
by Luke
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: Sanctioned source for new AC&Y-A&BB Morning Sun Book
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Sanctioned source for new AC&Y-A&BB Morning Sun Book

ALL: The long-awaited Morning Sun book covering the AC&Y-A&BB Railroads will be soon be available (April). As the Society company store is no longer operational, we have decided not to serve as a retail distributor, though we do have dealer privileges. Its simply a matter of resources which ...
by Luke
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: ex DT&I boxcars for Campbell's Soup
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

Re: ex DT&I boxcars for Campbell's Soup

John, The two models you mention are certainly possibilities. I'm not sure you're aware of an article on the AC&Y's 40-foot insulated plug door boxcars (AC&Y 610-614) which appeared in the Winter 2003 Society News magazine? I'll post excepts from that story below plus a few photos and drawi...

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