Posts Tagged ‘CSX intermodal trains’

No. 7598 Two for Tuesday in Akron

September 20, 2022

Here are two images of locomotives carrying roster number 7598 taken at different times in Akron. In the top image Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7598 is eastbound on May 5, 1979. In the bottom image CSX C40-8 is westbound on Aug. 2, 2010.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Barberton Two for Tuesday

September 6, 2022

Here are two similar views taken in Barberton by different cameras and lenses, so the scene is somewhat different.

In the top image, Conrail 3651 is westbound on Chessie System trackage on July 20, 1980. The train is going to Warwick and from there either to Massillon or Orrville and west. This was taken with a 50mm lens, thus giving a wider scene.  

In the bottom image BNSF 7810 leads the Q016 eastbound on the CSX New Castle Subdivision on June 2, 2018. This image was taken with a telephoto zoom lens.

Here are some of the differences. In the newer photo CSX has one set of tracks, there is a different relocated bridge, the Akron & Barberton Belt water tower is gone, and an Akron Barberton Cluster switcher is visible.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Only in June or July

August 18, 2022

Here are three images made in Clinton in June 2022. CSX ES44DC No. 5255 is eastbound on June 11 with a load of auto racks. CSX AC44CW No. 330 is eastbound on June 18 with a container train. At this location, only during June and early July is it possible to get a good sunlit photo from the north side of the tracks. Finally, CSX ES44AC-H No. 775 is eastbound with auto racks on June 18, 2022.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Zoom Lens Two for Tuesday From Clinton

May 31, 2022

My zoom lens came in handy when photographing this CSX westbound container train in Clinton on April 23. In the top image CSX 3386 leads the train into town. The bottom image is the same train only in a closer view.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Another Barberton Two for Tuesday

February 8, 2022

We’ve got another two for Tuesday on the CSX New Castle Subdivision in Barberton, this one from July 19, 2021. In the top image, CSX 914 is serving as the DPU for a westbound container train headed by CSX 3179. In the bottom image we see CSX 3428 and 451 on an eastbound auto rack train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Bright Orange for a Dreary Day

January 26, 2022

It was a typical dreary Northeast Ohio winter day in Berea. In looking back, I’m not sure why I bothered to create photographs at all given the conditions. But I did.

On a day such as this, the appearance of an eastbound CSX interrmodal train led by a pair of BNSF “pumpkins” was a welcome sight because it gave the day a splash of bright color.

I had forgotten that I made these images until I went looking for something else and found these photos, which were made on Feb. 1, 2014.

CSX 52 Leading in Barberton

December 30, 2021

CSX AC44CW No. 52 leads a container train on the single track segment of the New Castle Subdivision through Barberton on May 29, 2014. The unit was built by GE in February 1995. The cars on the left are on the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Two for Tuesday in Barberton

December 21, 2021

It’s Tuesday and we have a pair made in Barberton on the CSX New Castle Subdivision on July 19, 2021. In the top image, Union Pacific 5940 wheels train K593 is eastbound. In the bottom image CSX leads a westbound stack train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX Two For Tuesday With Some UP Style

December 14, 2021

Here is a pair made on Sept. 30, 2021, in Clinton. In the top image Union Pacific SD70M No. 4199 leads a westbound. In the bottom image, the Q137 is rolling past on its daily journey from Baltimore to 59th Street Yard in Chicago. Now known as the I 137, this train usually passes through Northeast Ohio in daylight.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX Q137 at Warwick Tower

November 4, 2021

CSX intermodal train Q137 passes the former Warwick Tower in Clinton. The train originates in Baltimore and terminates at 59th Street Yard in Chicago. It regularly operates through Northeast Ohio during the daylight hours.

Photograph by Robert Farkas