Posts Tagged ‘Chessie System in Warwick Ohio’

Caboose Two for Tuesday

January 12, 2021

One a common sight, cabooses have largely been relegated to museums and working on some local trains for use as shoving platforms.

Today we pay tribute to the caboose with a pair of images, In the top photo, Huntingdon & Broad Top No. 16 is on display on the Everett tourist railroad in Everett, Pennsylvania. The image was made sometime between 1969 and 1971.

In the bottom image, Chessie System No. 902851 sits in Warwick in April 1983. This car is of Baltimore & Oho heritage.

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


Smiling Chessie Cat

June 19, 2020

It is 1986 and westbound Chessie System (Western Maryland) GP40-2 No. 4314 is sitting in Warwick on what is called the scale track where coal trains were once weighed. Perhaps her crew ran out of time and this train isĀ  awaiting a replacement crew. If you look closely at the locomotive nose you’ll see that some wag has given Chessie eyes, a nose and a smile.

Photograph by Robert Farkas