It has been a long time since I last posted but that’s what happens when you are involved with 7 different projects. I bought this engine a few months ago from Patrick’s Trains right when they came out. As a graduate of Kent State University I got to see and hear the ABC Railway quite a lot. While MTH did catalog SW1500 #1501 I saw #1502 first when I got to Kent so it was special to me.
ABC stands for Akron, Barberton Cluster Railway a subsidiary of the Wheeling & Lake Erie. It is the successor to the Akron, Barberton Belt Railway which was itself a subsidiary of the Akron, Canton, and Youngstown Railway.
Suffice it to say it is an excellent locomotive and that custom run Wheeling & Lake Erie caboose is pretty cool too!