Posts Tagged ‘CSX New Castle Subdivision’

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

CP Power Two for Tuesday

June 14, 2022

Canadian Pacific motive power is not rare in Northeast Ohio, but is uncommon on the CSX New Castle Subdivision.

The images shown here were made in late August 2004. The top image of CP 6037 running westbound was made in Sterling.

The same locomotive is shown with the same second unit heading east in Clinton on another day.

My guess is the two units got to their western destination, were turned, and sent back east.

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

BNSF Triple Play in Clinton

May 5, 2022

Here are three photographs of an eastbound CSX grain train in Clinton on April 23 that featured an all-BNSF motive power consist.

In the top image BNSF 8287 leads the train past the westbound signal home signals located at the far east end of Warwick Yard.

In the middle image is the lead unit directly in front of me. In the bottom image we see BNSF 5143, which is the distributed power unit for the train.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

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

And He’s Off

April 14, 2022

It’s the morning of July 3, 2021, in Clinton and a pair of horses are grazing in a pasture adjacent to the CSX New Castle Subdivision tracks.

One of the steeds didn’t take well to the passage of a westbound train and has bolted as though coming out of the starting gate in a race (top image). In the middle is another view of the motive consist of the westbound.

In the bottom image is horsepower of a different color. A grain train has a BNSF pumpkin as its sole motive power of this eastbound train in Clinton.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX in Sterling Two for Tuesday

April 5, 2022

CSX ES44DC No. 5386 leads a westbound rail train in Sterling on Oct. 28, 2021, in the top photograph. The unit was built in June 2006. In the bottom photograph, AC44CW No. 555 has an auto rack train rolling eastbound in Sterling on Oct. 28, 2021.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

First Photographs of the Year

March 27, 2022

It is March 4, 2022, and here are my first two digital images from 2022.

In the top image an R.J. Corman train is about to leave its own track, enter Norfolk Southern’s Fort Wayne Line for a very short run, leave NS trackage, and re-enter Corman track again. This is at CP Mace in Massillon where there originally was a diamond before the track arrangement was changed to the present setup. Notice how dark Corman’s red appears when it is backlighted.

In the bottom image, CSX train D750 is eastbound in Clinton on the New Castle Subdivision.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas