Posts Tagged ‘Barberton Ohio’

Working With Precision

February 19, 2023

Leased Precision 1703, an EMD GP9, is in the Akron & Barberton Belt engine facility in Barberton on March 19, 1977. Both the steam era water tower and the green wooden boxcar with its trucks removed are now long been gone from this location.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Long Way From its Illinois Roots

December 30, 2022

Norfolk & Western 1210 used to be Illinois Terminal 1210. The SW1200 was on lease to the Akron & Barberton Belt when it was captured working in Barberton on July 31, 1982. That’s the A&BB office is in the background. The 1210 arrived in Ohio this same year and with sister unit 1205 was stenciled as leased units, the two A&BB locomotives to be so marked.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound Pair in Barberton

December 15, 2022

Let’s take another spin in the wayback machine. We’ve found a pair of Chessie System units leading a westbound in Barberton in June 1988. On the point is SD40-2 No. 8434 leading what is actually a CSX train.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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