Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore & Ohio’

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 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

EL Monday: Once a Common Sight

April 18, 2022

Erie Lackawanna Nos. 819 and 818 are on the point of the approaching Lake Cities while Baltimore & Ohio No. 1440 is on the point of the Diplomat, which is already at the Akron Union Depot. It is the late 1960s, and it was not uncommon to have both westbound trains at their respective stations at the same time.

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

Friendly Wave From a B&O Trainman

March 23, 2022

Although I lived near Warwick, I only photographed one or two Baltimore & Ohio passenger trains through there. It is 1966 or 1967, and here is Baltimore & Ohio 3516 westbound. I really like the image of the trainman giving a friendly wave.

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

An Uncommon C&O U Boat Sighting

March 11, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4325 and C&O 8205 are westbound in Akron in July 1981. C&O U-Boats were not that common. Also notice the mismatched C&O on the 8205.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day on the B&O in 1980

March 9, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP30 No. 6955 is westbound in Clinton in June 1980. It looks like a local, so the crewman behind the door will very likely be throwing switches and helping work the small yard in Warwick. The now-removed ex-Pennsylvania Railroad line going to the right used to pass directly in front of Warwick Tower and go to Orrville and Columbus.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: The Akron Coaling Tower

February 19, 2022

The Cuyahoga Valley Line never replenished 2-8-2 steam locomotive No. 4070 with coal from the former Baltimore & Ohio coaling tower in Akron. The facility had been out of service for well over a decade by the time the CVL began operations in summer 1975. In the photograph above, the 4070 is passing the coaling tower in September 1978. The light Mikado was turned here in preparation of its return trip to Cleveland. Of course at one time B&O steam locomotives pulling trains on the Valley Line between Cleveland and Akron did sit in this location to get a new load of coal.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Where B&O Once Boarded Passengers

February 3, 2022

An R.J. Corman train rumbles southbound in Canal Fulton on Aug. 5, 2021. The grassy area once was the location of the Baltimore & Ohio station.

Photograph by Robert Farkas