Posts Tagged ‘B&O in Warwick Ohio’

B&O in Warwick in 1983

June 19, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP40 No. 4023 is westbound with an intermodal train in Warwick in September 1983. 

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Time for Another Chessie Two for Tuesday

December 22, 2020

We can never get enough Chessie System motive power photographs so let’s double our pleasure with a Chessie two for Tuesday.

In the top image, Chessie System GP40-2 No. 4435 is westbound in Warwick on Sept. 27, 1983. No. 4435 would later become CSX 6449.

In the bottom image, a trio of units wearing Chessie colors and markings leads a westboud through Akron in August 1979.

In the lead is B&O GP38 No. 3836. Notice the decrepit condition of the tracks next to the train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas


Get It While You Can

January 24, 2020

It is the afternoon of May 15, 1998, in Clinton (Warwick).

Ohio Central has sent its coiled-steel train to Warwick where it has been put in the eastbound siding.

Now the OHCR power is waiting on R.J. Corman tracks for the CSX train bringing back the empty coiled-steel cars to be taken south.

In the top photograph, the view is looking south at OHCR GP9 No. 91and OHCR GP38AC No. 2175 with its Operation Lifesaver lettering with Warwick Tower in the background.

The tower was out of service as an interlocking tower but used by maintenance of way workers.

The bottom photograph shows a side view of both locomotives with the roof of Warwick shower showing above the 2175.

Today OHCR no longer interchanges with CSX at Warwick, and OHCR is no longer owned by Jerry Jacobson.

This is just another reminder to photograph the familiar while there is time.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

Now Forbidden Ground

October 12, 2019

The Chessie System yard in Warwick, Ohio, on May 12, 1984, held Baltimore & Ohio No. 4327 on the point of an eastbound, Allied V-184 sitting in the yard awaiting being taken to its new destination, and a westbound freight on the right. Of course under CSX, railfans can no longer have access to these locations for photography.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Some Warwick Memories

July 23, 2016





When the Akron Railroad Club holds its annual picnic on Sunday at Warwick Park, the conversation at some point might turn to what used to be.

To give you a sample of that, we present four images from the collection of ARRC member Robert Farkas, who has been documenting railroad operations in Warwick since the 1960s.

In the top photograph, Bob caught a moment when nothing was moving and nothing could be seen, as though the railroad lines had been abandoned.

The view is looking westward toward the yard. The track in the foreground is the connection from the joint Baltimore & Ohio/Pennsylvania Railroad line from Akron that leads to the joint B&O/PRR route to Massillon.

Along the pole line by the house in the center left hand edge of the image is the former Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling line from Massillon. The bridge in the background carries Ohio Route 21 over Warwick Yard.

The photo shows a varied motive power consist that includes a B&O geep, a B&O B unit, and a Chesapeake & Ohio F7A. During the 1960s, such lash-ups were not necessarily unusual as B&O and C&O motive power frequently intermingled.

In the third photo, B&O 6972 is westbound approaching Second Avenue on Sept. 21, 1984. The line diverging to the right is the now-removed east side of the wye that let trains go to Massillon. Warwick Park is to right of the pole line.

Finally, we throw in an image of a steam visitor to Warwick, Milwaukee Road steam locomotive No. 261. The 4-8-4 is headed west on June 16, 1996, after having spent time in Pennsylvania to help celebrate the opening of Steamtown National Historic Site and to pull excursion trains.

Photographs by Robert Farkas