Posts Tagged ‘Conrail’s Fort Wayne Line’

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

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

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

Passing at the Amtrak Station in Alliance

June 1, 2022

The photographer is standing on the Amtrak boarding platform in Alliance to capture Conrail SD60M No. 5548 leading an eastbound in Alliance on Oct. 19, 1996. On the other track is a westbound intermodal train. Both trains are on the Fort Wayne Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Passenger Excursion on Conrail near Massillon

May 20, 2022

Conrail GP38-2 No. 8010 is westbound west of Massillon on May 11, 1985. More likely than not, this is an Orrville Railroad Heritage Society excursion returning from Pittsburgh.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Eastbound Conrail Train in Sebring

May 19, 2022

Conrail GP38-2 No. 8150 is on the point of an eastbound in Sebring in October 1988. This is the former Fort Wayne Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, a moniker that current operator Norfolk Southern has retained.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound in Smithville on the Former Pennsy

April 27, 2022

Conrail SD50 No. 6775 is westbound in Smithville with a manifest freight on May 3, 1985. The unit was built in in May 1984. Conrail once had another No. 6775, an Alco C630 built in December 1960 for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Through a Signal Bridge

June 5, 2021

Conrail SD 60 No. 6754 SD 50 No. 6711 are on the point of an eastbound train in the Canton yard on Jan. 17, 1987. This is former Pennsylvania Railroad territory as evidenced by the position light signals on the Fort Wayne Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas