Posts Tagged ‘Chessie System locomotives’

Still Wearing its Chessie Roster Number

June 29, 2022

Western Maryland No. 7165 has its Chessie System roster number as it sits in the sun in Willard on Sept. 2, 1978.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Chessie Geep in Akron

June 24, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4114 is in Akron on May 18, 1977. The unit was built in September 1972. It would later become CSX 6014.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Between Assignments in Massillon

June 16, 2022

Western Maryland 5956 is in Massillon on June 11, 1978. Note that by now it is wearing Chessie system colors. It is parked in front of the long-ago removed ex-Baltimore & Ohio freight house along with a caboose.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Chessie Era Intermodal Train in Kenmore

June 8, 2022

The motive power consist of this Chessie System intermodal train heading westbound in Kenmore has all been repainted into the Chessie livery. But the lead unit is a former Western Maryland unit, No. 4355. The image was made on April 8, 1987.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Patch Job

May 18, 2022

Chesapeake & Ohio No. 2093 has been patched with its new CSX roster number as it leads a westbound through Clinton in May 1987. 

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

Perfect Capture

May 7, 2022

Sometimes a scene captures a location and time almost perfectly.

Baltimore & Ohio No. 4309 is westbound in Clinton in April 1986. On the left is the feed store, which is now a hardware store.

Almost invisible is the siding to the feed store. This siding could also serve as a team track. On the right of the tracks is a long-gone house that once was a hotel.

The two-track mainline was single tracked in the early 1990s. The area to the right of the ballast is now a long line of trees which shadows the tracks on a morning like this.

As this is a cropped image, you can’t see the bottom of the photo where the tracks have curved farther to the left and I am not standing as close as this looks.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early CSX Era Westbound in Akron

April 20, 2022

We’ve spun the dial on the wayback machine and landed in a familiar place. Chesapeake & Ohio GP40-2 No. 6299 leads a westbound manifest freight early in the CSX era in Akron on Feb. 28, 1988.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Still Carrying its Heritage

April 8, 2022

CSX SD50 No. 8595 is westbound in Akron on April 9, 1988. The locomotive was built in August 1984 as Baltimore & Ohio No. 8595. It is shown still wearing its Chessie System livery.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound Early CSX in Barberton

March 31, 2022

CSX SD60 No. 8621 is westbound in Barberton on April 9, 1988. The unit was built for the Seaboard Coast Line in January 1985 as an SD50.

Photograph by Robert Farkas