Archive for the ‘Railroading as it Once Was’ Category

CVSR Locomotive North of the Border

August 21, 2017

Many of you are aware that some of the locomotives used on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad once operated used in Canada. A few were even built there.

In this image, it is June 1972 in Toronto and Canadian National No. 6777 (now on the CVSR) sits at Toronto Union Station between assignments.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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Another Look at Lodi in 1985

August 11, 2017

Here are the last three photos that I made in Lodi in August 1985. In the top photograph is the now-removed tracks crossing New Railroad Street. Notice the telltail on the left. In the middle image is the now-removed track was between a silo and warehouse. In the bottom image is a small glimpse of track.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Along the N&W in Lodi in 1985

August 8, 2017

 

Here are some more railroad-related photos taken Lodi in August 1985. When compared with today, it is amazing how little of this still exists.

In the top image, The Norfolk & Western station still exists, but notice the track in the foreground. This track is missing now.

In the middle image, the N&W station is on the left, and a formerly railroad-served warehouse is on the right.

The bottom image features a trackside view of the warehouse.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

 

Along the Chessie in Lodi in 1985

August 7, 2017

Here are some images from Lodi in November 1985. These four images are on
the Chessie System. Images one to three are images of the freight house and image four is the team track.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

 

More Than Just a Roster Shot

August 3, 2017

Sometimes a photo is more than a roster shot. Take a look at Norfolk & Western No. 2918 photographed in Brewster, Ohio, in September 1972. Then look at the total scene. So much has changed, and so much has stayed the same.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Warwick Moment Not Likely to be Repeated on Sunday

July 29, 2017

Here is a Warwick memory that won’t be repeated for Sunday’s picnic. A late-running eastbound Amtrak train lit by the early morning sun approaches Warwick Tower on July 1, 2004. The train is the Chicago-New York Three Rivers, which was discontinued in March 2005. Under ordinary circumstances, Nos. 40 and 41 were scheduled to pass through Warwick during darkness hours.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

 

More Winter Action From Bellevue

July 28, 2017

Here are some more images from the Bellevue Yard tower on Dec. 31, 1967, the best of the rest. I’m sorry about the reflections, loss of contrast, etc., but these were taken when I was a young railfan photographer.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Winter Day in Bellevue 50 Years Ago

July 25, 2017

Here is a photo to go along with the June Akron Railroad Club eBulletin story about Bellevue.

On Dec. 31, 1967, Mike Ondecker and I had a chance to visit the Norfolk & Western Bellevue Yard Tower. It was dark, cold, and snowy, but the tower was warm and well-lit. Out of all the photos taken then – many were acceptable at best – this is a favorite.

A worker paces N&W 3385 (a former Wabash FM H12-44). Could he even imagine that almost 50 years later, his photo would be available around the world?

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It’s 1973 on the Arcade & Attica

July 24, 2017

Recently you posted photos of the Arcade & Attica. Here are a couple photos from when Mike Ondecker and I visited the A&A on July 23, 1973. These were both taken in Arcade, New York. In the top image, A&A Nos. 14 and 110 sit outside the old wooden engine house. Yes, No. 14 has the orange handrails. In the bottom image, A&A 111 has been making up a train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

 

All Gone in Sterling Now

July 19, 2017

Here’s another piece of Northeast Ohio history. Baltimore & Ohio 7593 and 4046 lead an eastbound train through Sterling in November 1981. The tower, signal and pole line are all gone now.

Photograph by Robert Farkas