Posts Tagged ‘Chessie System motive power’

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

On the Hill in Akron

November 23, 2022

CSX GP40-2 No. 6088 leads an eastbound climbing “The Hill” east of the CSX yard in Akron in August 1996. A little piece of the former Pennsylvania line from Akron to Hudson is visible in the bottom right of the image.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Chessie System Two for Tuesday in Massillon

November 15, 2022

The wayback machine has landed us in Massillon in the early 1980s. In the top image Western Maryland 5972, albeit in Chessie System colors, is with caboose C2851 in front of the ex-Baltimore & Ohio freight house on July 1, 1981. This was not originally a WM Geep but was transferred to the WM from the B&O or Chesapeake & Ohio.

In the bottom image a B&O geep, No. 6651, is in front of the freight house on Oct. 11, 1980.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Flying Along

October 20, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP30 No. 4238 and Chesapeake & Ohio GP40 No. 4099 lead a westbound trailer train on Sept. 29, 1983, in Barberton. At one time these trains were called “Jet” because of their speed.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A C&O GP15T in Akron

October 12, 2022

Chesapeake & Ohio GP15T No. 1522 is in Akron in February 1983. The unit was built in 1982 and later served on the CSX motive power roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Running Through Barberton

October 7, 2022

Chesapeake & Ohio GP39 No. 3902 is eastbound in Barberton on May 9, 1987. The tracks heading off to the right are Akron & Barberton Belt tracks.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O GP40-2 Heading West in Akron

October 6, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4325 is westbound in Akron in July 1981 with a load of auto racks and boxcars among other things. The image was made near Voris Street. The 4325 was built in February 1979.

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