Posts Tagged ‘Chessie System locomotives’

In Newton Falls in the Early CSX Era

September 23, 2022

The wayback machine has us in the early CSX era in Newton Falls. GP15T No. 1523 leads an eastbound in June 1988. The unit was built for the Chesapeake & Ohio in December 1982. Note the variation in motive power liveries of this lash-up.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day at Valley Yard in Akron

September 21, 2022

It is April 19, 1980, and former Western Maryland 6418 is switching its train in the former Baltimore & Ohio Valley Yard in Akron, which could be seen west of Arlington Road. The yard was small, but offers much to see. Today this yard is gone and trains rarely operate past here on the ex-B&O Valley Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Really, This is a CSX Train

September 14, 2022

A pair of former Chesapeake & Ohio locomotives still in their Chessie System livery are working for CSX as they pass eastbound through Clinton in February 1988. The 8626 and the 8567 are SD50 models.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

C&O Motive Power Two for Tuesday

August 16, 2022

Still wearing its Chesapeake & Ohio livery, Chessie System GP35 No. 3524 is working in Akron on June 22, 1980, in the top image. In the bottom image, C&O SD40 No. 7515 is in Warwick on Oct. 18, 1984.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

It’s Actually a CSX Train

July 31, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40 No. 4001 is on the point of a westbound CSX train in Clinton in January 1987. Also in the motive power consists is Chesapeake & Ohio 7568, B&O 4422, B&O 4106 and B&O 4242. This is actually a CSX train even if it appears as through it’s still the Chessie System era.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early in the CSX Era in Clinton

July 20, 2022

It is still early in the CSX era in Clinton in April 1998. CSX No. 8404 and former Baltimore & Ohio No. 6608 have an eastbound in hand. Scenes such as this had begun to vanish by this date.

Photograph by Robert Farkas 

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