Posts Tagged ‘Clinton Ohio’

CSX Colorful Two for Tuesday in Clinton

October 4, 2022

Here are two images of CSX eastbound trains made in Clinton on March 6, 2005.

In the top image, Nos. 6421 and 2726 lead a colorful motive power consist that includes former Conrail and Burlington Northern units in their original colors.

That appears to be a railroad signal maintainer watching the train. Note the open door on the control box to the right of the locomotive..

In the bottom image, No. 7719 is leading train entering the single track between that begins at Warwick and runs to Lambert on the Akron-Barberton border.

Those classic Baltimore & Ohio position light signals are now gone, replaced with modern signals.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

What You Used to be Able to Do

September 28, 2022

For many years railfans have no longer been permitted to photograph in the area between the CSX tracks/RJ Corman tracks and the front of Warwick Tower in Clinton.

This post is thus is dedicated to a once great location to photograph trains.

It is the afternoon of March 6, 2005. A CSX westbound train headed by BNSF 5838 is slowly coming around the curve waiting for the westbound signal seen in another image in the sequence.

Also seen are the train and the tower, a different view of the train and the tower, and a closer view of the train.

Finally, we have a roster shot of the BNSF locomotive at the signal and an image of the train leaving. Note that the CSX locomotive has “Rice Yard Hump Unit” lettering on it.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX Trio on the New Castle Subdivision

September 15, 2022

Here are three recent CSX trains. In the top image, ET44H No. 3389 is westbound in Clinton on July 9, 2022. In the middle image, AC44CS No. 533 is heading an eastbound in Clinton on July 14, 2022.  In the bottom image, ES44AC-H No. 836 is in passing through Barberton on July 22, 2022.

Photographs 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

Mistaken Identity

September 8, 2022

JRCC 3001 and RJ Corman 4119 are leading a Corman southbound train on March 18, 2022, southbound train. This is the first time I have seen JRCC 3001. Two of the images show the train leaving Clinton. A third photo shows it north of Canal Fulton. We believe the reporting marks are in error and that someone transposed the letters “R” and “J.”

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Cloudy Two for Tuesday on R.J. Corman

August 2, 2022

The sun can’t shine every day and when clouds roll in, as they often do in Northeast Ohio, some railfan photographers go trackside anyway. Here are two cloudy day photos made on June 9, 2022, of a southbound R.J. Corman train. In the top image, the train, with units 3001 and 1410 is in Clinton. The bottom photo shows the same train south of Canal Fulton. 

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 

Two for Tuesday in Warwick

July 12, 2022

Here are two from Warwick made on June 3, 2022. The top image of CSX 6248 is eastbound with what looks to be a local. The bottom image shows R.J. Corman No. 3001 running southbound past the former Warwick Tower, which is now used by maintenance of way crews. When I first saw this unit a few weeks ago, it was wrongly lettered “JR Corman.”

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Passing Through Clinton

July 8, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio 6972 is westbound in Warwick on Sept. 2, 1972. The track branching off to the right is the now-removed ex-Pennsylvania Railroad to Orrville and on to Columbus.

Photograph by Robert Farkas