Posts Tagged ‘Collinwood Yard’

Early in the PC Era at Collinwood

September 19, 2021

You can’t tell from this angle but that is a former Pennsylvania Railroad FP7 sitting at the locomotive service rack at Collinwood Yard in Cleveland in either 1968 or 1969. That would make it a Penn Central locomotive although not but too long.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day at Collinwood

August 1, 2021

New York Central E7A No. 4004 and a sister unit are at Collinwood Yard in Cleveland sometime in the period of 1967 to 1969. Notice the old-style number boards.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Awaiting its End

April 30, 2021

It’s the late 1960s at the New York Central Bridge Yard in the Collinwood facility in Cleveland where NYC F3A No. 1635 awaits its end. Built in April 1948, we don’t know how it wound up getting smashed in like this.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Collinwood Coaling Tower

April 15, 2021

It is the late 1960s or early 1970s in Cleveland. Here is the no-longer-used ex-New York Central steam locomotive coaling tower at the old Collinwood engine house.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

End of the Line

April 9, 2021

It is the end of the line for New York Central GP9 No. 7410. It is shown sitting in a scrap line at Collinwood yard in Cleveland in the late 1960s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early in the Penn Central Era

March 31, 2021

It is in the fourth week of the Penn Central era (Feb. 24/25, 1968) at the Collinwood engine facility in Cleveland. Former New York Central 1111, an Alco FA-2 is framed near the center of the frame. Two other NYC units can also be seen in part.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Elephant Style in Cleveland

March 26, 2021

There is something about seeing locomotives lined up elephant style, particularly if they are F units. Penn Central Nos. 1712, 1732, and 1716 are at Collinwood Yard in Cleveland on Sep. 15, 1974.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early in the Penn Central Era

December 24, 2020

Penn Central was less than a month old when the photographer visited Collinwood Yard in Cleveland to photograph the engine house. It is Feb. 24 or 25 and the motive power still has a New York Central feel to it. But if you look around you’ll see a Pennsy geep has invaded “enemy territory” There will be much more of this mixing of power to come.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Cleveland’s Collinwood Yard in 1968

July 22, 2020

We’ve taken another drive up the road to Cleveland and with the help of the wayback machine landed in mid 1968 at Collinwood Yard. It was a New York Central facility until earlier this year when it became part of Penn Central. Here is a scenic view of the venerable yard and shops complex.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Penn Central Pair at Collinwood

June 18, 2020

I’m at Penn Central’s Collinwood Yard in Cleveland in early 1973. Sharing the stage together are F7A No. 1825, an original New York Central unit, and GP9 No. 7350, also of NYC heritage. Note the Illinois Central boxcar off the right.

Photograph by Robert Farkas