Posts Tagged ‘Collingwood Yard’

Lined Up in Cleveland

October 22, 2020

A pair of Penn Central GP38-2 locomotives, Nos. 8015 and 8010 are in line at the Collinwood engine facility in Cleveland on May 13, 1973. Also visible is a switcher, a high-nose GP7 and the nose of an F unit at the far right. It’s the heart of the Penn Central era, but it will only last another three years before Conrail comes on the scene to take over the bankrupt PC.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When N&W Still Had an AC&Y Look

November 2, 2016

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Here is another glimpse of the past in black and white as captured by Akron Railroad Club member Robert Farkas.

In the top image, even though the Akron, Canton & Youngstown was taken over by the Norfolk & Western i 1964, AC&Y diesels were still in service.

It is 1967 or 1968 and AC&Y 506 and 500 could still be found at the Akron engine facility. Both are rare FM H20-44 models with AC&Y 506 in blue and AC&Y 500 in yellow and black.

In the bottom image, Bob is standing on the bridge over Penn Central’s Collingwood Yard in Cleveland, which could provide a great view of the shops and yard.

PC 1788 in fresh paint and New York Central 1840 are at the head of a westbound train in this 1968 or 1969 view. Stored next to the shops are three lines of Alcos and EMD units.

Photographs by Robert Farkas