Posts Tagged ‘B&O GP9’

It Survived Into the CSX Era

May 26, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6548 waits for its next call to duty in Willard on Sept. 2, 1978. Built in July 1967, the unit would survive into the CSX era.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

First Generation Diesel Power

August 20, 2021

A motive power consist of all first generation diesel motive power passes a boarding platform of Akron Union Depot and the Erie passenger station in mid 1968. The lead is Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6467 would work for a number of other railroads in later years and be converted to a GP10.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Geep in Kent

August 5, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6454 is westbound in Kent in the late 1960s. The Geep was built in August 1956 and would later join the roster of the Maryland Midland. The photograph was just able to get beneath the pole line.

Photography by Robert Farkas

Chessie High Hood in Massillon

May 28, 2020

It looks battered and bruised and some might note that the long hood is in front.

But the photographer said the light “looks so good this way.”

We’re looking at Baltimore & Ohio GP9 in Massillon on March 22, 1986.

Today the former B&O line in Massillon on which this image was made is operated by R.J. Corman Railroad group.

Built in May 1955 as B&O No. 687 the 6437 would later go to work on the Indiana Rail Road where it carried roster number 300.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

What’s in a Photograph? B&O at Massillon

April 14, 2020

Here are two photos of Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6656 at Massillon in the late 1960s/early 1970 and a description of what you see.

The Canadian Pacific boxcar most likely had newsprint for the Massillon Independent. That is the B&O freight house on the right.

Other items of interest in this images from right to left are the B&O mainline from Warwick to Bridgeport, Ohio, a lesser used track  that believe also ran from Massillon to Bridgeport, a track running in front of the freight house, and a track ending by the freight house platform.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

At the Akron B&O Engine Facility

December 29, 2019





It may be a Chessie System locomotive but GP9 No. 6500 still sports its Baltimore & Ohio identity as it sits at the engine service facility in Akron in July 1973.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Could Be A Couple Decades Earlier

October 24, 2019

The image above was made on Sept. 27, 1980, but it could have been made a couple of decades earlier.

Baltimore & Ohio GP9k No. 6512  leads a southbound Cuyahoga Valley Line train through Peninsula.

The locomotive and passenger cars have the appearance of having come out of another era.

It was common in the early years of the CVL for Chessie System motive power to substitute for former Grand Trunk Western steam locomotive No. 4070 when the 2-8-2 was down or repairs or elsewhere.

The tracks this train is using is a former B&O branch commonly known as the Valley Line and today used by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Photograph by Robert Farkas