Posts Tagged ‘Barberton Ohio’

ABC Two for Tuesday

November 22, 2022

Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40-2 No. 6347 is by the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway engine house in Barberton on June 13, 2012, in the top image.

In the bottom image, two Wheeling GP35s, No. 100 and WE 101, the latter being the Pittsburgh & West Virginia tribute unit, are waiting to leave ABC tracks and enter CSX tracks near Lambert on the CSX New Castle Subdivision in Akron on April 25, 2012.

Having interchanged cars with the ABC, the train will head east on CSX using trackage rights until the W&LE interchange track where they will go east to the W&LE Akron Subdivision to get to Brittain Yard in Akron.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

Barberton Sunday Afternoon Triple Play

November 3, 2022

Here are three images made in Barberton on a Sunday afternoon of May 29, 2020. In the top image, Akron Barberton Cluster GP40-3 No. 4005 sits by the engine house.  In the middle BNSF 3268 is eastbound on the CSX New Castle Subdivision. The bottom image features another angle of the  3268.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Early CSX Era Memory from Barberton

October 26, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40 No. 6541 is eastbound in Barberton in July 1988 in the early CSX era. Barely visible on the right are cars on the Akron & Barberton Belt.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Flying Along

October 20, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP30 No. 4238 and Chesapeake & Ohio GP40 No. 4099 lead a westbound trailer train on Sept. 29, 1983, in Barberton. At one time these trains were called “Jet” because of their speed.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Running Through Barberton

October 7, 2022

Chesapeake & Ohio GP39 No. 3902 is eastbound in Barberton on May 9, 1987. The tracks heading off to the right are Akron & Barberton Belt tracks.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Switching the ABC in Barberton

September 18, 2022

Akron Barberton Cluster SW1500 No. 1502 is working in Barberton on June 2, 2015.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Working the A&BB in Barberton

September 16, 2022

It’s around 1967-1969 in Barberton where the Akron & Barberton Belt caboose is tied on to some cars.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Trio on the New Castle Subdivision

September 15, 2022

Here are three recent CSX trains. In the top image, ET44H No. 3389 is westbound in Clinton on July 9, 2022. In the middle image, AC44CS No. 533 is heading an eastbound in Clinton on July 14, 2022.  In the bottom image, ES44AC-H No. 836 is in passing through Barberton on July 22, 2022.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Barberton Two for Tuesday

September 6, 2022

Here are two similar views taken in Barberton by different cameras and lenses, so the scene is somewhat different.

In the top image, Conrail 3651 is westbound on Chessie System trackage on July 20, 1980. The train is going to Warwick and from there either to Massillon or Orrville and west. This was taken with a 50mm lens, thus giving a wider scene.  

In the bottom image BNSF 7810 leads the Q016 eastbound on the CSX New Castle Subdivision on June 2, 2018. This image was taken with a telephoto zoom lens.

Here are some of the differences. In the newer photo CSX has one set of tracks, there is a different relocated bridge, the Akron & Barberton Belt water tower is gone, and an Akron Barberton Cluster switcher is visible.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Crossing Synder Avenue in Barberton

August 21, 2022

Warwick-Bound Conrail SD40-2 No. 6479 and U30B No. 2849 are crossing Snyder Avenue in Barberton on May 3, 1980. At Warwick they could go to Massillon or, more likely, on to Orrville and beyond on Conrail.

Photograph by Robert Farkas