Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore & Ohio locomotives’

Chessie System Two for Tuesday

May 30, 2023

For two for Tuesday we’ve asked the wayback machine to take us back to see some Chessie System motive power. In the top image we see Baltimore & Ohio No. 6614 in a Chessie livery and B&O No. 6558 in its original scheme. The train is in Akron on July 2, 1976. In the bottom image B&O No. 4331 is eastbound in Greenwich in the fall of 1986.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Chessie Caboose Hop in Akron

April 13, 2023

The wayback machine has landed us in Akron on June 19, 1979. We’re just in time to catch Baltimore & Ohio SD40-2 No. 7610 is on the point of a westbound caboose hop. The 7610 was built in February 1977. The image was made near Voris Street.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Laying Over in Indianapolis

April 3, 2023

Charlie Wilson and I caught Baltimore & Ohio GP30 Nos. 6912, a GP30, and 354, a GP35, in 1 in Indianapolis on Dec. 29, 1972. The B&O served Indianapolis via a line that began at Hamilton, Ohio, and ran to Springfield, Illinois. Most of that route is gone west of Indy, but is still used by CSX and Amtrak east of the city.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day in Warwick Yard

March 20, 2023

Westbound Baltimore & Ohio No. 6947 is in Warwick Yard on May 8, 1982. The next track on the right is the scale track used to weigh coal trains. Today this track is used as a long siding. On the far right is the eastbound main.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Alco Switcher in Akron in 1971

March 12, 2023

A Baltimore & Ohio Alco S2 pauses in Akron in early 1971. The image was scanned from an Agfachrome slide and we don’t know the name of the photographer who made it.

Collection of Robert Farkas

Railfan Dream Location in Akron

February 23, 2023

Mike Ondecker and I were in Akron on a morning in 1967 or 1968. Pennsylvania Railroad switch engine No. 9115 is eastbound on the eastbound Baltimore & Ohio main that is shared with the Pennsy between Arlington Street in Akron and Warwick Tower in Clinton.

Perhaps the crew is going to interchange cars with the B&O at Akron Junction.

On the next track is the westbound B&O Diplomat making a station stop.

Beyond the Diplomat is the Erie Lackawanna passenger station. Notice the man at the open window. What a railfan’s dream location this was.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Colorful Motive Power Consist in Akron

February 22, 2023

The wayback machine has been set to visit Akon in June 1979. Coming our way is Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7592 on the point of a colorful lashup heading west. The train is approaching Voris Street.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Varnish Two for Tuesday

February 21, 2023

It is 1967 or 1968 in Akron where Baltimore & Ohio E9A No. 1455 is adding or removing these head end cars to The Diplomat. I don’t remember which it was. In the top image is a short Diplomat with the two cars. In the bottom image is the switching operation. No. 1455 was built in May 1955 and would later join the Amtrak roster as No. 401.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Leading in Willard

February 4, 2023

Baltimore & Ohio GP35 No. 3511 is shown leading a train in Willard on Sept. 2, 1978. The unit was built in April 1964

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Two for Tuesday

January 31, 2023

Today’s two for Tuesday focuses on the Baltimore & Ohio in the 1970s. In the top image, B&O GP35 No. 3559 leads an eastbound near Kent. The bottom image was made in Youngstown. Leading a train through the area is B&O GP40-2 No. 4161. The unit has already received Chessie System paint unlike its two running mates in this gritty industrial scene that captures well railroading in the Mahoning Valley when steelmaking was still king.

Photographs by Robert Farkas