Posts Tagged ‘Clinton Ohio’

Warwick Tower Two for Tuesday

May 23, 2022

If you can’t get enough Western Maryland motive power we have a treat for you on two for Tuesday. In the top image WM No. 7549 leads a westbound train past Warwick Tower in September 1982. Trailing is Baltimore & Ohio No. 4233.

In the bottom image Chesapeake & Ohio No. 4825 leads another westbound. This image was made from inside the open space between the tower and the tracks that today is off limits to railfans. That area can easily be seen in the top photo.

Photographs 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

BNSF Triple Play in Clinton

May 5, 2022

Here are three photographs of an eastbound CSX grain train in Clinton on April 23 that featured an all-BNSF motive power consist.

In the top image BNSF 8287 leads the train past the westbound signal home signals located at the far east end of Warwick Yard.

In the middle image is the lead unit directly in front of me. In the bottom image we see BNSF 5143, which is the distributed power unit for the train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

And He’s Off

April 14, 2022

It’s the morning of July 3, 2021, in Clinton and a pair of horses are grazing in a pasture adjacent to the CSX New Castle Subdivision tracks.

One of the steeds didn’t take well to the passage of a westbound train and has bolted as though coming out of the starting gate in a race (top image). In the middle is another view of the motive consist of the westbound.

In the bottom image is horsepower of a different color. A grain train has a BNSF pumpkin as its sole motive power of this eastbound train in Clinton.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

First Photographs of the Year

March 27, 2022

It is March 4, 2022, and here are my first two digital images from 2022.

In the top image an R.J. Corman train is about to leave its own track, enter Norfolk Southern’s Fort Wayne Line for a very short run, leave NS trackage, and re-enter Corman track again. This is at CP Mace in Massillon where there originally was a diamond before the track arrangement was changed to the present setup. Notice how dark Corman’s red appears when it is backlighted.

In the bottom image, CSX train D750 is eastbound in Clinton on the New Castle Subdivision.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

One Day on the B&O in 1980

March 9, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP30 No. 6955 is westbound in Clinton in June 1980. It looks like a local, so the crewman behind the door will very likely be throwing switches and helping work the small yard in Warwick. The now-removed ex-Pennsylvania Railroad line going to the right used to pass directly in front of Warwick Tower and go to Orrville and Columbus.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Catching a ‘Pumpkin’ in Warwick

February 23, 2022

BNSF SD40-2 No. 6799 is leading an eastbound CSX train on May 8, 2004. This was an early BNSF locomotive livery.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central, CSX in Warwick Two for Tuesday

February 14, 2022

Here are two photographs made in Clinton on April 17, 2006. In the top image, Ohio Central B23-7R No. 4095 is about to enter the Warwick Yard on CSX to interchange cars. In the bottom image, CSX GP40-2 No. 6149 is shown on the R.J. Corman track wearing a “patch” paint job. It is a former Baltimore & Ohio unit and is sitting on ex-B&O rails.

Photographs by Robert Farkas