Quaker Square tank engine - Akron, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker
N 41° 04.813 W 081° 30.902
17T E 456737 N 4547789
Quick Description: tank engine at Quaker Square
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2009 12:30:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM7J4E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 7

Long Description:
This tank locomotive is on perminent display at Quaker Square in downtown Akron. No information is presented about the locomotive, but it probably is supposed to resemble "Thomas the Tank Engine." It is reported that this is a 0-4-0 24" gauge locomotive built by Gruen & Bilfinger. Quaker Square was originally the mills of the Quaker Oats Company transformed into shops in 1975, followed by a hotel in the grain bins in 1981. Most shops are now closed and the whole complex was sold to the University of Akron in 2008. Most of the hotel is now used as dorms.
Locomotive Type: (required): Steam

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Do you need to pay an entrance fee to view this locomotive? (required): No

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How accessible is this locomotive display? (Required): Cab access is allowed.

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