Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore & Ohio motive power’

One Day in Downtown Akron

September 30, 2022

It is a summer morning in the late 1960s in Akron. Baltimore & Ohio’s Diplomat has stopped at the Akron Union Depot, which is out of sight to the right.

The train stretches under the station’s concourse, which also connected to the Greyhound Bus depot.

The Erie Lackawanna passenger station is to the left of the B&O E9A locomotive.

The EL’s westbound Lake Cities is barely visible at the station. Soon the Diplomat will be headed west to Chicago.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

No. 7598 Two for Tuesday in Akron

September 20, 2022

Here are two images of locomotives carrying roster number 7598 taken at different times in Akron. In the top image Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7598 is eastbound on May 5, 1979. In the bottom image CSX C40-8 is westbound on Aug. 2, 2010.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

B&O Cab Unit at Akron Junction

August 10, 2022

Mike Ondecker photographed this Baltimore & Ohio locomotive at Akron Junction in Akron in the mid-1968. We couldn’t make out the roster number and were thus unable to determine the model of this unit.

Photograph by Mike Ondecker

B&O Two for Tuesday

July 5, 2022

Here are a pair of images of Baltimore & Ohio lGP40 locomotives in action. In the top image No. 4015 is in leading a trailer train at Ravenna on April 1, 1983. The unit was built in September 1971 and later was part of the CSX motive power roster.

In the bottom image B&O No. 3686 is shown in Shelby on July 26, 1980, leading a local. This locomotive was built in November 1966. It would later wind up working for the St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt).

Photographs 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

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 Geep in Kent

August 5, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6454 is westbound in Kent in the late 1960s. The Geep was built in August 1956 and would later join the roster of the Maryland Midland. The photograph was just able to get beneath the pole line.

Photography by Robert Farkas