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Owner: Akron and Barberton Cluster Railway Company
Model:EMD SW1500Built As:EMDX 107 (SW1500)
Serial Number:32159Order No:4498
Frame Number:4498-2Built:11/1966
Notes:ex-EMDX
Other locos with this serial:  ABB 1501(SW1500) AB 1501(SW1500) ABC 1501(SW1500) IU 200(SW1500)
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ABC 1501
Title:  ABC 1501
Description:  Behind the Firestone plant
Photo Date:  6/24/2004  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 2:03:34 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  433   Comments: 0
ABC 1501
Title:  ABC 1501
Description:  ABC 1501
Photo Date:  6/24/2004  Upload Date: 1/26/2011 8:05:40 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  426   Comments: 1
ABCR 1501
Title:  ABCR 1501
Description:  ABCR 1501 idles behind the ABC Railway's headquarters.
Photo Date:  1/28/2006  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 2:55:04 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  768   Comments: 1
ABCR 1501
Title:  ABCR 1501
Description:  Another glance at this nice looking EMD.
Photo Date:  1/28/2006  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 2:56:58 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  573   Comments: 0
ABCR 1501
Title:  ABCR 1501
Description:  ABCR 1501
Photo Date:  2/19/2006  Upload Date: 2/19/2006 6:10:11 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  757   Comments: 0
ABCR 1501
Title:  ABCR 1501
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/24/2006  Upload Date: 9/24/2006 4:14:10 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
ABCR 1501
Title:  ABCR 1501
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/24/2006  Upload Date: 9/24/2006 4:15:03 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
Headed for it's Destination
Title:  Headed for it's Destination
Description:  In the background, you can see the Firestone Tire Co. This train is headed for it!
Photo Date:  9/24/2006  Upload Date: 9/24/2006 4:15:48 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
ABCR 1501
Title:  ABCR 1501
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/28/2006  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 4:28:50 PM
Location:  Kenmore, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
ABCR 1501
Title:  ABCR 1501
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/28/2006  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 4:30:01 PM
Location:  Kenmore, OH
Author:  Richard Thompson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
ABC Railway 1501 having completed its transfer to the WE now returns to South Akron. Date approximate.
Title:  ABC Railway 1501 having completed its transfer to the WE now returns to South Akron. Date approximate.
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/2007  Upload Date: 3/26/2009 9:00:42 AM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  520   Comments: 0
Taken from the site of the former EL McCoy St yard the ABC Railway crew is shoving cars from Pennsys former South Akron yard to the former AC&Y, now WE, on former B&O, now CSX, westbound main.
Title:  Taken from the site of the former EL McCoy St yard the ABC Railway crew is shoving cars from Pennsys former South Akron yard to the former AC&Y, now WE, on former B&O, now CSX, westbound main.
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/2007  Upload Date: 3/26/2009 8:43:14 AM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  350   Comments: 2
Resting after the chores of the day.
Title:  Resting after the chores of the day.
Description:  Beyond the unit you can see CSX track. The Wheeling & Lake Erie through this subsidiary keeps rail service alive in the Akron area. Both on former EL from Rittman to Ravenna and on the former ABBRR all around town here and in Akron.
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 6:35:09 AM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  366   Comments: 2
Bonus.
Title:  Bonus.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 9:53:30 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CMS 9(95 Tonner) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  355   Comments: 0
4 man crew.
Title:  4 man crew.
Description:  How sweet is that?
Photo Date:  4/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 9:56:28 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  347   Comments: 4
This cut will be spotted and the unit and two cars will head towards Barberton.
Title:  This cut will be spotted and the unit and two cars will head towards Barberton.
Description:  The abandoned track that the white tank's just started to cross is featured in my Akron Barberton Beltline Boneyard album.
Photo Date:  4/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 10:02:45 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  231   Comments: 2
That's far enough.
Title:  That's far enough.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 10:04:49 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
More two for one.
Title:  More two for one.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 10:09:30 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CMS 9(95 Tonner) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
ABC crew has run around it's cut and will head west.
Title:  ABC crew has run around it's cut and will head west.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 10:20:55 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CMS 9(95 Tonner) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
The other half of AB's locomotive fleet.
Title:  The other half of AB's locomotive fleet.
Description:  These little work horses cover the EL from Rittman to Ravenna, also Pennsy's South Akron Yard, as well as all former ABBRR property still in use. I was tickled to find them both together.
Photo Date:  4/25/2010  Upload Date: 4/26/2010 8:52:30 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  266   Comments: 2
It's a great morning for trains. Cool and sunny.
Title:  It's a great morning for trains. Cool and sunny.
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/3/2011  Upload Date: 6/3/2011 2:13:41 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
I went to Barberton in anticipation of 1502's arrival.
Title:  I went to Barberton in anticipation of 1502's arrival.
Description:  The lighting is poor here, but I'd have to stand on the CSX main in order to do better. Not an option.
Photo Date:  6/3/2011  Upload Date: 6/3/2011 2:07:42 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
While Chessie runs a coal train, the crew switches a cut of cars.
Title:  While Chessie runs a coal train, the crew switches a cut of cars.
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/3/2011  Upload Date: 6/3/2011 2:12:00 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  202   Comments: 2
And finally, this from the car shot.
Title:  And finally, this from the car shot.
Description:  Almost didn't get this shot.
Photo Date:  7/26/2011  Upload Date: 7/26/2011 8:36:13 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
AB 1501
Title:  AB 1501
Description:  Date approximate.
Photo Date:  7/29/2011  Upload Date: 1/30/2013 12:07:10 PM
Location:  Mogadore, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  251   Comments: 4
Light Engine to PPG.
Title:  Light Engine to PPG.
Description:  They've just crossed Newell St.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 4:47:01 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
Looks peaceful and calm now, doesn't it?
Title:  Looks peaceful and calm now, doesn't it?
Description:  Back in EL days, there were 4 tracks right here with a six switch crossover. Each siding had other tracks, both for switching and industries, running from them.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 4:49:45 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  235   Comments: 3
The restored, but never used for anything depot.
Title:  The restored, but never used for anything depot.
Description:  Originally, it was behind me and maroon in color. A neighbor said, "I wish they would use it. They could run passenger trains for special events."
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 4:54:11 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  339   Comments: 8
Running on what used to be the westbound.
Title:  Running on what used to be the westbound.
Description:  The depot would've been to the left of this unit and 2 tracks removed from it. Beyond the bridge in the distance is the track to PPG. Whoever was the flagman on our local would have to walk out there and protect the move as we shoved against the current of traffic on the eastbound.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 4:58:52 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  212   Comments: 2
Approaching 5th St.
Title:  Approaching 5th St.
Description:  There were 5 tracks off the siding just west of 5th St. The majority of our switching was done there. Two of the tracks were interchange tracks for the A&BBRR.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:02:06 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Crossing Wooster Rd.
Title:  Crossing Wooster Rd.
Description:  We didn't go this far, but a couple of rogue traffic lights kept me from catching a good shot at Hopocan Rd.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:10:01 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  304   Comments: 4
Heading into PPG.
Title:  Heading into PPG.
Description:  The engineer has his eye on the photographer.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:15:02 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Discussing the next move.
Title:  Discussing the next move.
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:18:15 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  246   Comments: 3
Switching.
Title:  Switching.
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:22:32 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
About a foot of clearance, but why?
Title:  About a foot of clearance, but why?
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:26:01 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  330   Comments: 6
Backing in.
Title:  Backing in.
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:29:09 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  237   Comments: 2
My work is finished here.
Title:  My work is finished here.
Description:  It'll be a while before they come out.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 5:31:37 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  223   Comments: 3
Part of the power.
Title:  Part of the power.
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/15/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 9:36:41 AM
Location:  Mogadore, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  239   Comments: 2
Don't they keep them looking nice?
Title:  Don't they keep them looking nice?
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/15/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 9:43:02 AM
Location:  Mogadore, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  267   Comments: 2
Maintainer confers with the engineer.
Title:  Maintainer confers with the engineer.
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/15/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 9:46:49 AM
Location:  Mogadore, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WE 6382(SD40-2) WE 6311(SD40-2) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  287   Comments: 3
Just as I pulled the trigger, the sun popped out from behind a cloud.
Title:  Just as I pulled the trigger, the sun popped out from behind a cloud.
Description:  Apparently an air leak caused the stoppage. I couldn't stay due to an appointment, but I heard them talking about their next move on the scanner as I was driving away.
Photo Date:  9/15/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 9:49:53 AM
Location:  Mogadore, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WE 6382(SD40-2) WE 6311(SD40-2) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  251   Comments: 4
Brewster paint.
Title:  Brewster paint.
Description:  I must admit, I like all the differing schemes on the Wheeling, hope they keep them for a time.
Photo Date:  9/15/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 9:51:55 AM
Location:  Mogadore, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WE 6311(SD40-2) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  275   Comments: 3
The whole picture.
Title:  The whole picture.
Description:  Notice the crossing gates on top of the maintainer's truck? Those are for when "Good Drivers" do bad things.
Photo Date:  9/15/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 9:54:37 AM
Location:  Mogadore, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WE 6382(SD40-2) WE 6311(SD40-2) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  312   Comments: 4
ABC 1501
Title:  ABC 1501
Description:  Eastbound on ex-EL trackage
Photo Date:  9/19/2011  Upload Date: 10/6/2014 8:03:40 PM
Location:  Barberton, OH
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  165   Comments: 1
This one is turned the other way.
Title:  This one is turned the other way.
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/25/2011  Upload Date: 9/26/2011 8:37:40 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  178   Comments: 2
Both of these units are daily drivers.
Title:  Both of these units are daily drivers.
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/25/2011  Upload Date: 9/26/2011 8:40:02 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
It's off to Brittain Yard.
Title:  It's off to Brittain Yard.
Description:  Conductor had flagged the crossing after lining them off the transfer and onto the main.
Photo Date:  9/25/2011  Upload Date: 9/26/2011 8:42:32 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
Stretch Limo.
Title:  Stretch Limo.
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/9/2011  Upload Date: 12/9/2011 8:25:53 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WE 3046(SD40-3) WE 3049(SD40-3) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  256   Comments: 3
On the move again.
Title:  On the move again.
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/9/2011  Upload Date: 12/9/2011 8:29:21 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WE 3049(SD40-3) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
As this unit came into the viewfinder, the conductor backed across the image.
Title:  As this unit came into the viewfinder, the conductor backed across the image.
Description:  So a redo was called for. All that excitement made me miss the new gon.
Photo Date:  12/9/2011  Upload Date: 12/9/2011 8:32:15 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Fred Stuckmann
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WE 3049(SD40-3) AB 1501(SW1500)
Views:  300   Comments: 2


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