Posts Tagged ‘CSX motive power’

On Foreign Tracks

July 27, 2022

A CSX train is using trackage rights eastbound on Conrail in Massillon in late 1998 or early 1999. This is the “Wooster Local” that served an orphaned piece of ex-Baltimore & Ohio  trackage in Wooster. The caboose was used for a backup move from Massillon to Warwick.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX in Akron, Warwick

July 17, 2022

Here are three images made of CSX action on June 10, 2022.

The top and middle images were made of an eastbound train approaching the Wilbeth Road overpass in Akron. The bottom image features GP40-2 No. 6248 is in Warwick. The 6248 was built for the Baltimore & Ohio in March 1979.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday in Warwick

July 12, 2022

Here are two from Warwick made on June 3, 2022. The top image of CSX 6248 is eastbound with what looks to be a local. The bottom image shows R.J. Corman No. 3001 running southbound past the former Warwick Tower, which is now used by maintenance of way crews. When I first saw this unit a few weeks ago, it was wrongly lettered “JR Corman.”

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Early Morning on the Monon Sub

July 6, 2022

It is early Saturday morning on the CSX Monon Subdivision, which is so named because decades ago this was the mainline of the Monon Railroad between Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky.

Train L413 originates in Lafayette, Indiana, and runs as far south as Cloverdale, serving grain shippers along the way. The crew has dropped off cars as an elevator south of Crawfordsville and is headed back toward Lafayette.

The ex-Monon is mostly gone south of Cloverdale. This segment north of Crawfordsville sees around 10 trains a day and also hosts Amtrak’s tri-weekly Chicago-New York Cardinal.

This image was made from atop the U.S. 231 overpass a mile or two south of Linden. The view is looking southward toward Crawfordsville.

Article and Photograph by Craig Sanders

Pair of Ex-Conrail Units Working for CSX

June 30, 2022

CSX C40-8W No. 7389 is eastbound in Akron on May 20, 2006. The unit was built in November 1994 as Conrail 741. Speaking of which, the 7389 is working with another Conrail unit that still displays its CR livery.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Two for Tuesday on a June Sunday

June 21, 2022

It’s early June in Clinton. On this Sunday we catch BNSF 6630 and a couple of fellow stablemates pulling a westbound on the CSX New Castle Subdivision. In the bottom image, CSX 371 leads a westbound in the sunlight of summer.

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

Stone Train in Kent Two for Tuesday

May 23, 2022

The wayback machine has taken us back to a time when mainline Class 1 freight trains still often had standard cab locomotives, when there were still pole lines in place even if not in use, and when traffic on the CSX New Castle Subdivision was more frequent than it is today.

We’re standing on the bridge carrying Middlebury Road over the tracks on the southwest side of Kent. A westbound stone train is headed back to the quarry in western Ohio to pick up another load of limestone. I believe this train delivered stone that was unloaded at the nearby Shelly Materials facility.

Both images above were made on Sept. 16, 2007, and scanned from slide film.

Photographs by Craig Sanders

On the West Side of the Kent Dam

May 4, 2022

Here is a September 2007 memory from Kent. An eastbound passes the dam on the Cuyahoga River just south of the West Main Street Bridge. The dam by now was strictly for decoration as the channel of the river had been diverted to flow freely through town.

Photograph by Craig Sanders

Heading South in Hamilton

May 1, 2022

CSX manifest freight Q561 rumbles southbound on the Toledo Subdivision in Hamilton, Ohio. It is passing the former Baltimore & Ohio passenger station that now sits abandoned. City officials have proposed saving the depot by moving it to another location and renovating it. The track veering off to the left is the Indianapolis Subdivision, which is used by Amtrak’s Cardinal. The image was made on April 23,.

Photograph by Craig Sanders