Posts Tagged ‘Brewster Ohio’

N&W Motive Power in Brewster

May 11, 2023

My Dad Joe Farkas accompanied me to take railfan photos only rarely. This is one of his photos.

Norfolk & Western Alco RSD-12 No. 2331 EMD SD9 No. 2349 and Alco S-4 No. 2080 (ALCO are coupled together in Brewster in the late 1960s. The nose of N&W 2146, a Fairbanks-Morse H12-44, is visible to the left.

Photograph by Joe Farkas

One Day at the Brewster Shops

April 26, 2023

The wayback machine has taken us to Brewster and set us down by the Norfolk & Western shops. In front of us is N&W No. 8524, which was built by GE in June 1982. It would later serve Norfolk Southern and Railcar Limited. The date of this photograph is Oct. 17, 1977.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Once Worked for the Nickel Plate

April 19, 2023

Norfolk & Western GP7 No. 2418 is outside the shops in Brewster in September 1972. The unit was built for the Nickel Plate Road where it had roster number 418.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day at Brewster on the N&W

March 22, 2023

A Nickel Plate Fairbanks-Morse switcher and three Norfolk & Western Alcos are sitting on the tracks radiating from the turntable in the engine facility in Brewster in mid-1967. Today this facility belongs to the Wheeling & Lake Erie.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

N&W Alco in Bellevue

March 22, 2023

Norfolk &Western Alco RSD-12 No. 2332 is in Brewster in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The unit was built for the Nickel Plate Road in May 1957. It would later serve Norfolk Southern.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

An N&W F7A in Brewster

March 10, 2023

Norfolk & Western F7A No. 3703 is between duties at the Brewster Yard engine facility in the late 1960s. It had been built in January 1952 for the Wabash Railroad, which N&W acquired in 1964.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Working in the Yard in Brewster

January 13, 2023

A pair of Wheeling & Lake Erie GP35-3 locomotives, Nos.100 and 102 are at the east end of the yard in Brewster on Nov. 10, 2016. Both units were once owned by the Southern Railway with the 102 once having served the Central of Georgia. The Wheeling rebuilt the 100 in July 2000 while the 102 was rebuilt in December 2000. The 100 carries the name Lynn R. Shook under its cab.

hotograph by Robert Farkas

When it Still Had the Rio Grande Look

January 6, 2023

Wheeling & Lake Erie GP40-3 No. 301 sports a Denver & Rio Grande Western look as it teams up with SD40-2 No. 6381 to pull a train across the diamond with the R.J. Corman line east of Brewster on March 18, 2010. Since this image was made the 301 has been repainted into the standard W&LE “tiger stripe livery” of black and orange.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

MoPac and WC Liveries on the Wheeling

December 25, 2022

Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40-3 No. 3102 and former Wisconsin Central SD45 No. 1718 lead an eastbound freight sitting in the W&LE yard in Brewster on July 1, 1996. The 3102 was originally an SD40 built for the Missouri Pacific and in this photograph still sports its MoPac “Jenks Blue” livery. It was subsequently sold to WC/Oxford Leasing and leased to the Wheeling in 1982. Where the MoPac “buzzsaw” herald used to be are the letters WC. The 3102 was rebuilt by the Wheeling in February 2002.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When Software Fails You

December 7, 2022

Here’s an example of why not to always trust the software. First, I used Epson Scan 2. There were hundreds of small white air bubbles visible in this defective negative, so I thought I’d try Epson’s dust removal function.

At first it removed some of the air bubbles. On first glance it looked good, so I ran the image through Lightroom and Photoshop. That took about half an hour.

Then I had a “Bah Humbug!” moment. The Epson 2 dust remover had also removed the nose herald on the second F-unit.

Now I’m certain that there are other unwelcome surprises that are as yet undiscovered.

Anyway, here is the imperfect image of locomotives around the Norfolk &Western turntable in Brewster in 1967-1970.

My advice is “Pay close attention! Don’t end up like me.”

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas