Posts Tagged ‘Alco RS11’

Sitting at the Akron Engine Facility

July 22, 2021

Norfolk & Western Alco RS11 No. 398 sits at the former Akron, Canton & Youngstown engine facility in Akron in mid-1974. The unit was built for N&W in 1959.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Norfolk & Western Two for Tuesday

December 29, 2020

We’re visiting Brewster during the days when the Norfolk & Western operated the former Wheeling & Lake Erie. In the top image is Alco RS11 No. 2568 in October 1979.

Below it is GP7 No. 3459 on April 21, 1980. Neither locomotive was built for the N&W. No. 2568 was a Nickel Plate Road unit while No. 3459 was built for the Wabash Railroad.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

An N&W Series From Kent in 1968

September 16, 2020

All of the images shown above were made on May 30, 1968, in Kent.

The tracks shown were originally the Conotton Valley then became part of the original Wheeling & Lake Erie. Over the years they were merged into the Nickel Plate Road and then the Norfolk & Western.

Today, they make up the Cleveland Subdivision of the modern W&LE.

The series was made in several locations and feature the former passenger station and the bridge over the Baltimore & Ohio.

N&W No. 2496, is a GP9 while No. 2570 is an Alco RS11. Both were built for the NKP.

Photographs by Robert Farkas