Posts Tagged ‘Barberton Ohio’

An ABC 1501 Kind of Day

April 7, 2022

Akron Barberton Cluster SW1500 No. 1501 is eastbound heading for the yard in Barberton on Nov. 12, 2021. The unit was once on the Conrail motive power roster. It was built in June 1966 by EMD.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound Early CSX in Barberton

March 31, 2022

CSX SD60 No. 8621 is westbound in Barberton on April 9, 1988. The unit was built for the Seaboard Coast Line in January 1985 as an SD50.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

ABC SW1500 in Barberton

February 24, 2022

It’s Independence Day 2021 and Akron Barberton Cluster Railway SW1500 No. 1501 reposes under a bridge in Barberton where the railroad is based.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another Barberton Two for Tuesday

February 8, 2022

We’ve got another two for Tuesday on the CSX New Castle Subdivision in Barberton, this one from July 19, 2021. In the top image, CSX 914 is serving as the DPU for a westbound container train headed by CSX 3179. In the bottom image we see CSX 3428 and 451 on an eastbound auto rack train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

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