Archive for May, 2010

Jacobs Article Published in Railpace Magazine

May 29, 2010

An article by Akron Railroad Club member Richard Jacobs about the Nova tower has been published in the June 2010 issue of Railpace magazine.

The article focuses on the long-closed tower at Nova, Ohio, which was operated by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for many years. The tower still stands, although it is in decripit condition and is no longer used.

Jacobs’ article, which appears on Page 30 of the magazine, also spotlights the long since abandoned Lorain, Ashland & Southern railkroad.

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Killing Time at the Marcy Bridge

May 3, 2010

BNSF 4731 clad in Santa Fe warbonnet colors leads the Q380 eastbound as a walker enjoys an early morning sojourn. (Photographs by Roger Durfee)

I had a little time to kill before attending an Operation Lifesave event in Cleveland on April 28, 2010, so I decided to hang out at the Marcy bridge. It was a cool but sunny morning, and CSX was busy.

I caught a wide variety of trains and foreign power, which can by typical for this line. Included in the sights were locomotives from BNSF, Union Pacific and Soo Line

Roger Durfee  

A pair of Soo Line units lead the Q393 westbound. Seeing two matching Soo Line units is getting to be a rare site.

A trio of Union Pacific units with flags flying leads the Q091 westbound. This train, one of the hottest on CSX, is a run through perishables train that originates on the west coast. The cars are returning to be reloaded with more produce.

Yes, CSX did run trains with its own power on the point. CSX 435 soars high above a couple of walkers on the towpath trail below.