Posts Tagged ‘Chessie System motive power’

Chessie System Two for Tuesday

May 30, 2023

For two for Tuesday we’ve asked the wayback machine to take us back to see some Chessie System motive power. In the top image we see Baltimore & Ohio No. 6614 in a Chessie livery and B&O No. 6558 in its original scheme. The train is in Akron on July 2, 1976. In the bottom image B&O No. 4331 is eastbound in Greenwich in the fall of 1986.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Chessie Caboose Hop in Akron

April 13, 2023

The wayback machine has landed us in Akron on June 19, 1979. We’re just in time to catch Baltimore & Ohio SD40-2 No. 7610 is on the point of a westbound caboose hop. The 7610 was built in February 1977. The image was made near Voris Street.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Former Rock Island Hoppers on the Chessie

April 11, 2023

I am standing on the Township Road 150 bridge east of Sullivan on March 1, 1986. Chesapeake & Ohio GP40 No. 4093 is pulling what I believe was a westbound. Those blue hoppers are ex-Rock Island.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

That Chessie Look at Easton

April 4, 2023

Western Maryland GP40 No. 3798 is on the point of an eastbound in Easton on April 13, 1986. Trailing are a pair of Chessie units. The 3798 was built in August 1971. It would make it to the CSX motive power roster and also spend time working for the Indiana Southern.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

On a Stately Bridge in Lodi

April 3, 2023

Chesapeake & Ohio SD40 No. 7524 is eastbound in Lodi in early 1986. The train is crossing over Ohio Route 421. The 7524 was built in July 1970 and later converted by CSX into an SD40-2.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day in Warwick Yard

March 20, 2023

Westbound Baltimore & Ohio No. 6947 is in Warwick Yard on May 8, 1982. The next track on the right is the scale track used to weigh coal trains. Today this track is used as a long siding. On the far right is the eastbound main.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Little of Everything it Seems

February 24, 2023

Western Maryland No. 7546 is wearing a Chessie System roster number as it leads Chesapeake & Ohio 4096 and Baltimore & Ohio 4061 east in Akron in June 1981.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another Chessie System Era Warwick Memory

December 23, 2022

Here is a higher quality redo from an old scan. It is June 1983 in Clinton where Baltimore & Ohio No. 6933 is heading to Massillon. The now-removed track curving to the left was the connecting track to the long-gone ex-Pennsylvania Railroad line that ran from Warwick Tower to Orrville and then down to Columbus. This line often was called the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus, after the name of a predecessor railroad company.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound Pair in Barberton

December 15, 2022

Let’s take another spin in the wayback machine. We’ve found a pair of Chessie System units leading a westbound in Barberton in June 1988. On the point is SD40-2 No. 8434 leading what is actually a CSX train.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Intermodal Train in Akron

December 1, 2022

Let’s go back to the Chessie System era. Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4342 is westbound in Akron on Sept. 9, 1979, with an intermodal train. Note the trailing unit is still in B&O blue paint.

Photograph by Robert Farkas