Posts Tagged ‘CSX locomotives’

Coming Through Creston on the New Castle Sub

December 4, 2022

CSX C408W No. 7528 is eastbound in Creston on Feb. 20, 2012. This is the New Castle Subdivision and at one time was the mainline of the Baltimore & Ohio to Chicago.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

On the Hill in Akron

November 23, 2022

CSX GP40-2 No. 6088 leads an eastbound climbing “The Hill” east of the CSX yard in Akron in August 1996. A little piece of the former Pennsylvania line from Akron to Hudson is visible in the bottom right of the image.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Pretty Much Gone

November 21, 2022

Not Much to Look at But I Appreciate it Now

November 21, 2022

This CSX SD40-2 leading an auto rack train through Berea won’t win any beauty contests but in its own way it has a certain visual appeal. And that is despite the rust, mismatched number boards, faded paint, and generally battered appearance.

The 8068 was built for the Louisville & Nashville in October 1979 and later served the Seaboard System motive power fleet. It appears to have an earlier CSX livery iteration that is well worn and weathered.

Today such sights would be rare on CSX for the carrier doesn’t have that many standard cab locomotives left in road train service.

The image was made on April 29, 2000, and was scanned from color negative film.

Article and Photograph by Craig Sanders

CSX Two for Tuesday in Clinton

November 8, 2022

This week’s two for Tuesday features a pair of CSX trains in Clinton. Both images were made on July 18, 2022. In the top image CSX GP40-2 No. 6415 is leading an eastbound. In the bottom image ES44DC No. 5272 is in charge of a westbound

Photographs by Robert Farkas

By the Old Mattress Factory in Akron

November 7, 2022

CSX GP40-2 6163 leads a westbound train that was captured across from the old mattress factory in Akron on Sept. 3, 1987. The unit was built for the Chesapeake & Ohio in January 1978.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Autumn Colors Two for Tuesday

November 1, 2022

Today’s two for Tuesday features two trains in Northeast Ohio on Oct. 24, 2022, amid varying degrees of autumn color.

In the top image, CSX GP40-2 No. 6248 is about to leave the stub track where power is kept for the local working from Warwick Yard in Clinton.

In the bottom photo Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40T-2 No. 5411 is sitting about a third of a mile down the track crossing Elton Street SW, which is located west of the west end of the W&LE yard in Brewster.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX Colorful Two for Tuesday in Clinton

October 4, 2022

Here are two images of CSX eastbound trains made in Clinton on March 6, 2005.

In the top image, Nos. 6421 and 2726 lead a colorful motive power consist that includes former Conrail and Burlington Northern units in their original colors.

That appears to be a railroad signal maintainer watching the train. Note the open door on the control box to the right of the locomotive..

In the bottom image, No. 7719 is leading train entering the single track between that begins at Warwick and runs to Lambert on the Akron-Barberton border.

Those classic Baltimore & Ohio position light signals are now gone, replaced with modern signals.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

What You Used to be Able to Do

September 28, 2022

For many years railfans have no longer been permitted to photograph in the area between the CSX tracks/RJ Corman tracks and the front of Warwick Tower in Clinton.

This post is thus is dedicated to a once great location to photograph trains.

It is the afternoon of March 6, 2005. A CSX westbound train headed by BNSF 5838 is slowly coming around the curve waiting for the westbound signal seen in another image in the sequence.

Also seen are the train and the tower, a different view of the train and the tower, and a closer view of the train.

Finally, we have a roster shot of the BNSF locomotive at the signal and an image of the train leaving. Note that the CSX locomotive has “Rice Yard Hump Unit” lettering on it.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

In Newton Falls in the Early CSX Era

September 23, 2022

The wayback machine has us in the early CSX era in Newton Falls. GP15T No. 1523 leads an eastbound in June 1988. The unit was built for the Chesapeake & Ohio in December 1982. Note the variation in motive power liveries of this lash-up.

Photograph by Robert Farkas