Posts Tagged ‘B&O locomotives’

Passing Through Clinton

July 8, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio 6972 is westbound in Warwick on Sept. 2, 1972. The track branching off to the right is the now-removed ex-Pennsylvania Railroad to Orrville and on to Columbus.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Two for Tuesday

July 5, 2022

Here are a pair of images of Baltimore & Ohio lGP40 locomotives in action. In the top image No. 4015 is in leading a trailer train at Ravenna on April 1, 1983. The unit was built in September 1971 and later was part of the CSX motive power roster.

In the bottom image B&O No. 3686 is shown in Shelby on July 26, 1980, leading a local. This locomotive was built in November 1966. It would later wind up working for the St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt).

Photographs by Robert Farkas

When This was Still the B&O

June 12, 2022

I am standing on the Erie Lackawanna passenger station platform in Akron looking across the tracks to an eastbound Baltimore & Ohio train headed by B&O 4496 as it begins to go behind the boarding platform at Akron Union Depot. The image was made in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When They Still Had a Pole Line, Double Track

June 1, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7591is westbound in Clinton. This was most likely photographed in the 1970s/early 1980s. I forgot to add the date when I scanned this years ago. Today this is a single track part of CSX from Warwick to Lambert. The pole line has been removed and a line of trees has taken its place. 

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Spotting Remote Control Locomotives

May 12, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio Nos. 7410 and 7408 and a third locomotive are on the point of a westbound in Clinton in August 1982. Notice the lights on the cab roofs of 7410 and 7408. These two locomotives were used in remote control operation at ore docks in (I believe) Toledo.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Once a Common Sight

April 18, 2022

Erie Lackawanna Nos. 819 and 818 are on the point of the approaching Lake Cities while Baltimore & Ohio No. 1440 is on the point of the Diplomat, which is already at the Akron Union Depot. It is the late 1960s, and it was not uncommon to have both westbound trains at their respective stations at the same time.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It’s All Gone Now at Holloway

March 16, 2022

It is late 1967/early1968 in Holloway on the Baltimore & Ohio where mostly Fs and SDs can be found in the engine terminal. Look closely at this as everything, including all of the tracks, is long gone. This line was ripped out from Urichsville to Bridgeport. What remains of the northern end of this line is operated by R.J. Corman.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

An Uncommon C&O U Boat Sighting

March 11, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4325 and C&O 8205 are westbound in Akron in July 1981. C&O U-Boats were not that common. Also notice the mismatched C&O on the 8205.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O GP30 in Akron

October 11, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP30 No. 6939 is in Akron on June 20, 1978. The unit was built in November 1962 and later was on the CSX motive power roster as a GP30M.

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