Tim Krogg of Maple Heights generously donated 54 original Shaker Rapid train tokens in March 2013.

What is even better is that he shared his story in how he came to possess these rare artifacts from the yellow P.C.C Shaker Rapid trains. When RTA took over the Shaker green and blue lines in the mid-1980s, they installed their own equipment and no longer required the specifically-designed Shaker Rapid tokens that have a stylized “R” and “T” cut out of each token’s center. When he was a member of the RTA Citizen’s Advisory Board, Krogg learned of the RTA’s plans to dispose of Shaker Rapid equipment at the Windemere station, where it had been stored. Anxious to prevent Shaker Rapid history from being discarded forever, Krogg was among those to retrieve tokens, fare boxes and other Shaker Rapid paraphernalia that the RTA no longer required. Only for use on the Shaker Rapid Transit lines, these tokens and Mr. Krogg’s story help us tell the tale of the development of Shaker Heights!

Thank you Tim!

 

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