Once Upon a Time in NE Ohio



Over the years Northeast Ohio has been an interesting area to railfan. Here are a couple images from the mid 1980s.

If you look carefully, you’ll see many changes in trackage, buildings and motive power from what these scenes look like now.

Surroundings have changed and locations may not be available now because of trees and brush.

In the top image, Conrail 8222 is ready to take its high and wide load into the yard at Orrville on Oct. 11, 1985. One change is that this is now a single track line east of here.

In the other image, Baltimore & Ohio No. 7615 leads a westbound Chessie System freight through Clinton (Warwick) in early 1987. Notice that this trackage is still double-tracked.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

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