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Diesel Shop at Brittain

Written By: Alan - Aug• 07•10

On a recent trip into Akron I was able to get some nice photos of the diesel shop at the former AC&Y yard. Thanks to the Wheeling & Lake Erie yardmaster for allowing me to photograph there. At least I should be able to reproduce this part of the building reasonably accurate. The other half of the building has since been torn down. It is visible in the 70’s era picture below. Perhaps the AC&YHS will have additional information about this missing part of the diesel shop.


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  1. Al says:

    Thanks for the great photos!

  2. The torn down section of the Brittain Yard diesel Shop was originally an addition that was built around November of 1950. The two story addition housed the electrical and air brake shops on the first floor. The second floor of the building contained the offices for the Superintendant of Motive Power, Diesel Supervisor, Traveling Engineer and their office personel. There were also locker rooms for the shop employees. The addition alleviated crowded conditions in the Diesel Shop due to the steadily increased use of diesel motive power.
    -Robert Peacock – President AC&YHS

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