Akron Northside station

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Akron Northside
Akron Northside - CVSR.jpg
General information
Location27 Ridge Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Coordinates41°05′22″N 81°30′54″W / 41.0895°N 81.5150°W / 41.0895; -81.5150Coordinates: 41°05′22″N 81°30′54″W / 41.0895°N 81.5150°W / 41.0895; -81.5150
Owned byCuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Operated byCuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Line(s)Valley Railway
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1880 (Valley Line)
1977 (CVSR)
Previous namesAkron (Howard Street)
Services
Preceding station Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Following station
Peninsula
towards Rockside
National Park Scenic Terminus
Big Bend
towards Rockside
Explorer
Former services
Preceding station Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Following station
Big Bend
towards Rockside
National Park Scenic Canton Lincoln Highway
(2003–2012)
Terminus
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Peninsula
toward Cleveland
Cleveland – Akron – Wheeling
1940s–1962
Akron–Union
toward Wheeling
Old Portage
toward Cleveland
Botzum
toward Cleveland
Cleveland – Akron – Valley Junction
Until 1940s
Akron Junction

Akron Northside[1] is a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train station in Akron, Ohio. It is located adjacent to Ridge Street near Howard Street. It is the southern terminus of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

History[edit]

A crowd waiting to board a train pulled by Nickel Plate 765

This location was previously served by the Howard Street station of the Valley Railway (which was acquired by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad starting in 1890).[2] Trains began stopping here in 1880.[3] By 1948, the station was served by the Cleveland Night Express, Shenandoah, and Washington Night Express.[4]

Cuyahoa Valley Line (later renamed the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad) excursion trains began operating here in 1977.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stations list". Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
  2. ^ Sanders, Craig (2007). Akron Railroads. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 11, 16, 28, 29. ISBN 0738541419.
  3. ^ "In Running Order". The Summit County Beacon. 4 February 1880. Retrieved 7 May 2021. icon of an open green padlock
  4. ^ Baltimore & Ohio Railroad System Time Tables (PDF). July 18, 1948. pp. 22, 23. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad". American Rails. Retrieved 9 May 2021.