Posts Tagged ‘Barberton Ohio’

CSX 52 Leading in Barberton

December 30, 2021

CSX AC44CW No. 52 leads a container train on the single track segment of the New Castle Subdivision through Barberton on May 29, 2014. The unit was built by GE in February 1995. The cars on the left are on the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Two for Tuesday in Barberton

December 21, 2021

It’s Tuesday and we have a pair made in Barberton on the CSX New Castle Subdivision on July 19, 2021. In the top image, Union Pacific 5940 wheels train K593 is eastbound. In the bottom image CSX leads a westbound stack train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

An A&BB Memory

December 5, 2021

The wayback machine has taken us to see Akron & Barberton Belt GP7 No. 4201 switching in Barberton on Oct. 7, 1980. Today the parking lot, one of the tracks, and A&BB 4201 are gone. The railroad is now the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway, which is owned by the Wheeling & Lake Erie.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

ABC Two for Tuesday in Barberton

November 16, 2021

Here is a two for Tuesday duo from July 22, 2021 in Barberton on the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway. In the top image, SW1500 No. 1501 is pulling its train at the east end of the ABC yard. In the bottom image the 1501 has cut off from its cars as it continues its work.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early CSX Action in Barberton

November 14, 2021

It’s early in the CSX era on May 9, 1987, in Barberton. A westbound has a former Chesapeake & Ohio unit still in Chessie System livery while the trailing unit has an early CSX scheme.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

ABC Two for Tuesday: SW1500 No. 1502 24 Years Apart

November 9, 2021

Here are two images of Akron Barberton Cluster No. 1502, an EMD SW1500, that were made 24 years apart. The top image was made in Barberton in April 1987 when it was still the Akron & Barberton Belt. The bottom image was made in Barberton on Aug. 26, 2021, by which time the 1502 was lettered and painted for the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

At Work in Barberton

October 29, 2021

Akron Barberton Cluster Railway EMD SW1500 No. 1502 is switching in Barberton on Feb. 27, 2016.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Working With Precision in Barberton

July 21, 2021

In 1972 the Akron & Barberton Belt leased from Precision National some rebuilt GP7s. No. 4201 is in shown in Barberton on Oct. 10, 1980. No. 4201 was one of just two A&BB locomotives to receive an emblem, which is slightly visible beneath the windows. The Geeps were brought in to replace worn out Alco and Baldwin units.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday: CSX in Barberton

May 25, 2021

Our periodic two for Tuesday feature today takes us trackside in Barberton on the CSX New Castle Subdivision. In the topimage CSX AC44CW No. 499 leads the eastbound Q342 through Barberton on May 11, 2021.

The bottom image was made the same day. CSX ES44AC-H No. 3162 has train Q216 in hand rolling eastbound.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

First Day of May Delights

May 6, 2021

Nice weather for the first day of May 2021 has railroad photographs out to catch what they could find in Northeast Ohio. Here are a trio of images made on the CSX New Castle Subdivision west of Akron.

In the top image, a Canadian National SD75I leads train Q276 around the curve in downtown Warwick on the single track segment.

In the middle we see AC44CW No. 402 on the point of an eastbound in Barberton.

Finally, GP40-2 No. 6415 sits in Warwick at a new fueling facility. This unit is stored here between runs of local D750. The apparatus visible toward the rear of the locomotive is a plug in for the crankcase heater.

Photographs by Robert Farkas