Posts Tagged ‘Conrail locomotives’

Conrail in Massilon at CP Mace

April 23, 2023

Conrail C40-8W No. 6272 is eastbound in Massillon in August 1998. The unit was built in November 1994 as No. 746. During the Conrail split it was assigned to CSX which later sent it to General Electric leasing.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Strange to See Pure TOFC Trains

April 20, 2023

Conrail B36-7 No. 5011 is in Alliance on Aug. 19, 1986. How strange it is to see pure TOFC. The unit was built November 1983 and later was assigned to CSX. It has since had a series of owners/operators.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Now Working for NS

March 19, 2023

It may look like a Conrail unit, but No. SD40-2 No. 3404 is now working for Norfolk Southern. It is leading a westbound making the transition from the Fort Wayne Line to the Cleveland Line in Alliance on Nov. 12, 2010. The unit was built in November 1978

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Splitting the Signals in Orrville

March 8, 2023

Conrail SD50 No. 6778 splits a pair of Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals at Back Orrville Road in Orrville in June 1984. The train is operating westbound. These signals were later were removed by Norfolk Southern. No. 6778 was built in May 1984 and later wound up on the NS motive power roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Working in Massillon on Conrail

March 8, 2023

Conrail GP8 No. 5724 works in Massillon on May 1, 1978.  The unit began life as an Erie Railroad GP7. Conrail initially assigned it roster number 5404. It later become one of nine GP7s that were rebuilt by the Illinois Central Gulf shop in Paducah, Kentucky, into GP8s. At Paducah the 1950s built locomotives had their short hood chopped, were given new prime movers, and their control stands were revamped for short hood operation. This work was performed in 1976.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Vestiges of Massillon Railroad History

February 28, 2023

Conrail SD40-2 No. 6467 leads an eastbound in Massillon on May 25, 1996. To the left of the train are the remains of the right-of-way of the then recently torn out former Wheeling & Lake Erie line to Dalton which curved to the left here and crossed what is now the RJ Corman.

The W&LE line, which was operated by the Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk & Western, and Norfolk Southern, was the original path of the Wheeling before the bypass route was built via Orrville.

The Corman line was once a Baltimore & Ohio secondary mainline that ran from Warwick Tower in Clinton to Bridgeport, Ohio.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Cruising in North Lawrence

February 25, 2023

Conrail SD40-2 No. 6400 is eastbound in North Lawrence, Ohio, on March 26, 1985, on the Fort Wayne Line. It is located between Massillon and Orrville. No. 6400 was built in August 1977 and would later service CSX. The train has a load of covered hopper cars.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Conrail GP38 in Wooster on the Ft. Wayne Line

February 9, 2023

Conrail GP38-2 No. No. 8178 leads a train in Wooster on the Fort Wayne Line in March 1987. The Geep was built in June 1977 and would later serve on the CSX motive power roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Different Work Assignments on Conrail

December 21, 2022

As Conrail GP40-2 No. 3353 works in the small yard across from the old ex-Pennsylvania Railroad station in Alliance, a westbound intermodal train led by LMS C40-8W No. 710 passes on the Fort Wayne Line on Oct. 19, 1996.

The 3353 was built in March 1979 while No. 710 dates to October 1994. Locomotive Management Services was jointly owned by Conrail and General Electric and provided motive power to railroads, notably Conrail, Union Pacific and Canadian National, that needed additional locomotives to meet their service needs.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Conrail Intermodal Train on the Chicago Line

November 20, 2022

Conrail GP40-2 No. 3396 leads an intermodal train through Danbury, Ohio, in July 1987 on the Chicago Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas