Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore & Ohio locomotives’

Chessie Geep in Akron

June 24, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4114 is in Akron on May 18, 1977. The unit was built in September 1972. It would later become CSX 6014.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When This was Still the B&O

June 12, 2022

I am standing on the Erie Lackawanna passenger station platform in Akron looking across the tracks to an eastbound Baltimore & Ohio train headed by B&O 4496 as it begins to go behind the boarding platform at Akron Union Depot. The image was made in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When They Still Had a Pole Line, Double Track

June 1, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7591is westbound in Clinton. This was most likely photographed in the 1970s/early 1980s. I forgot to add the date when I scanned this years ago. Today this is a single track part of CSX from Warwick to Lambert. The pole line has been removed and a line of trees has taken its place. 

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It Survived Into the CSX Era

May 26, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6548 waits for its next call to duty in Willard on Sept. 2, 1978. Built in July 1967, the unit would survive into the CSX era.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Spotting Remote Control Locomotives

May 12, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio Nos. 7410 and 7408 and a third locomotive are on the point of a westbound in Clinton in August 1982. Notice the lights on the cab roofs of 7410 and 7408. These two locomotives were used in remote control operation at ore docks in (I believe) Toledo.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Perfect Capture

May 7, 2022

Sometimes a scene captures a location and time almost perfectly.

Baltimore & Ohio No. 4309 is westbound in Clinton in April 1986. On the left is the feed store, which is now a hardware store.

Almost invisible is the siding to the feed store. This siding could also serve as a team track. On the right of the tracks is a long-gone house that once was a hotel.

The two-track mainline was single tracked in the early 1990s. The area to the right of the ballast is now a long line of trees which shadows the tracks on a morning like this.

As this is a cropped image, you can’t see the bottom of the photo where the tracks have curved farther to the left and I am not standing as close as this looks.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

On the Point of the Diplomat Near Ravenna

March 26, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio E8A No. 1449 is heading the westbound Diplomat near Ravenna, Ohio in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It’s All Gone Now at Holloway

March 16, 2022

It is late 1967/early1968 in Holloway on the Baltimore & Ohio where mostly Fs and SDs can be found in the engine terminal. Look closely at this as everything, including all of the tracks, is long gone. This line was ripped out from Urichsville to Bridgeport. What remains of the northern end of this line is operated by R.J. Corman.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O GP30 in Akron

October 11, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP30 No. 6939 is in Akron on June 20, 1978. The unit was built in November 1962 and later was on the CSX motive power roster as a GP30M.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Switcher in Benwood

September 24, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio SW900 No. 9418 is between assignments in Benwood, West Virginia, on Nov. 25, 1972. The EMD product was built in 1955.

Photograph by Robert Farkas