Posts Tagged ‘B&O locomotives’

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

Some C&O in Warwick

July 14, 2021

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway never served Northeast Ohio but its headquarters for several years was in Cleveland. Once the C&O gained control of the Baltimore & Ohio it was common to see motive power of the two railroad mixed together as shown above in Clinton on July 9, 1982.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O F7A in Kent

June 25, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio F7A No. 4580 is eastbound in Kent in the late 1960s. On the left side, a small portion of the B&O passenger station can be seen.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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

Back When Holloway Still a Railroad

May 15, 2021

Holloway, Ohio, was once home to a major Baltimore & Ohio terminal due to its proximity to the southeast Ohio coal fields. Steam power lasted here well into the 1950s and the last B&O steam operation was an excursion to Holloway from Cleveland on May 17, 1958.

B&O Steam locomotives were just a memory in late 1972 when this image was made of GP38 No. 3820 sitting at the engine service facility.

This photograph was made during the photographer’s first year of mainly using slide film. That year he chose Agfachrome or High Speed Ektachrome for his color photography.

Today the yard and all of its service facilities in Holloway are gone.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O GP30 Leading Through Akron

April 29, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP30 No. 6942 leads an eastbound through downtown Akron in the late 1960s. That the Erie Lackawanna passenger station off to the right and the Exchange Street bridge in the background.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Do You Know Where These Images Were Made?

April 21, 2021

The wayback machine is malfunctioning. It has taken use back in time but the apparatus that shows where we’ve landed isn’t working.

Do you recognize where these images were made? If so, send us an email or reply via the comment function below this post.

The images are part of the collection of David Oroszi and were made by the late Mike Bowden.

Bowden grew up in Akron but later lived in Cincinnati. He died about 10 years ago.

Photographs by Mike Bowden

Up From the Coal Mines

April 4, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio F7A No. 4553 is passing Warwick Tower in Clinton in the late 1960s. It looks like it is hauling coal from Holloway, Ohio.

Coal was a major commodity once handled by the B&O on that line but the mines have since closed and the former B&O lines in that mining region of Ohio have been abandoned.

No. 4553 would later be transformed into a locomotive that pulled Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains. It has been saved and is now in the collection of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

For more background on No. 4553, see this earlier post on this site: https://akronrrclub.wordpress.com/tag/bo-4553/

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Favorite Grab Shot

February 26, 2021

This is one of my favorite grab shots. It’s an early May or June 1978 morning at Voris Street in Akron where eastbound and westbound Baltimore & Ohio trains are meeting. On the right are parts of the crossing signal and a view of some of the front of my 1976 Pinto.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Geep 40 in Akron

February 12, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP40 No. 4039 leads a train in Akron on June 21, 1977. The unit was built in October 1971, thus making it just over five years into its working life at the time this image was made. In contrast, the trailing unit, GP40 No. 3691, was built in November 1966 and thus had more than a decade of service. Both locomotives would go on to spend time on the CSX motive power roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas