W&LE Motive Power on CSX in Akron

Here are two grab shots of Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40-2 No. 7009 pushing its train east on CSX in Akron on Nov. 26. The 7009 had already passed under the Wilbeth Road walk bridge as I got there.

As you can see, that is a small part of industrial Akron in the background of image one as seen through the fence webbing.

The bottom image is actually a zoomed in shot from the same location.

No. 7009 was used in the making of the 2010 movie Unstoppable and for the filming received a specially painted fictional Allegheny & West Virginia Railroad livery of gray, yellow and black.

It has been given a positive train control apparatus.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

 

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