Erie [Erie Lackawanna]
March 28, 1971
Kent, Ohio was originally named Franklin. In 1851 Marvin Kent founded the Franklin and Warren Railroad and served as its president, and that of its successor, the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad Company, until 1864. Franklin, Ohio was renamed Kent in his honor. The Atlantic & Great Western eventually became part of the Erie.
The Erie mainline through Kent was still in relatively good condition in 1971. The Baltimore & Ohio main below crosses beneath the Erie shortly past the distant curve. Note the barely visible Erie semaphores in the distance.
This page posted 8/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.