Posts Tagged ‘CSX New Castle Subdivision’

It’s Been Modified

May 31, 2023

CSX No. 2201 is a road slug in a modified GP30 body. It leads a westbound through Warwick Yard in Clinton on March 13, 2005.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

First Outing of 2023

May 24, 2023

My first railfan photography outing of 2023 occurred on Jan. 19 in Clinton. In a rare occurrence, there were three trains in about 20 minutes. Here are four images from the outing.

In sequence they are CSX 861 leading a westbound. CSX 521 in on the point of an  eastbound passing the westbound home signal.

CSX 521 is shown in a roster shot and CSX 6415 with train L20 is pushing two cars east perhaps on their way to Jones Chemical near Barberton.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX in Winter Two for Tuesday

May 16, 2023

Here are two from Jan. 31, 2015. In the top image CSX 918 leads a westbound in Clinton. This sunny view is generally unphotographable at any other time of year because of the shadows from the trees and brush when they have leaves on them. 

In the bottom image, CSX 385 is on the point of a westbound in Clinton that will soon pass Warwick Park, the site of many Akron Railroad Club picnics over the years.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX Doing in Clinton

May 10, 2023

Here is a series of CSX action in Clinton along the New Castle Subdivision.

In the top image CSX GP40-2 No. 6248 is in Clinton on Aug. 29, 2022. It was being used as power for a local operating out of here.

The next three images came from an old computer and had been scanned many years ago. At the time CSX still tolerated responsible railfans in locations that are now off limits.

In order we see CSX 6081 westbound on May 9, 2004; CSX 123 heading east on March 5, 2005; and CSX 6114 is on March 6, 2005.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Out Inspecting

May 7, 2023

Sperry Rail Service No. 125 is eastbound in Clinton in August 1996. It is inspecting the New Castle Subdivision of CSX. This car has a long history. It was built by St. Louis Car Company as a Doodlebug in November 1925 for the Lehigh Valley. It later became a maintenance of way car.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Flooded Field

May 4, 2023

CSX GP40-2 No. 6145 is eastbound past a flooded field in Clinton on May 11, 1996.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It’s Got Seaboard System Heritage

April 18, 2023

CSX B36-7 No. 5889 leads an eastbound manifest freight that includes auto racks past Warwick Yard in Clinton in August 1998. The unit was built in July 1985 for the Seaboard System. Note that all three units are standard cab locomotives.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One June Afternoon in Sterling

April 1, 2023

Here are three images made in Sterling on June 18, 2022. In the top image CSX 489 leads a westbound container train. The middle image is a grab shot and was the best I could do without much audible or radio warning. Canadian National 3147, which celebrates the company’s 100th anniversary, is leading a westbound about to pass the west leg of the wye. In the bottom image CSX 757 and its auto rack train are eastbound and passing under the eastbound signal for Sterling.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Sperry Rail Car in Sterling

March 29, 2023

On the evening of May 17, 2022, I heard the CSX dispatcher talking to a W008. When I heard SRS 144, thankfully, thoughts of a Sperry car came to mind. Here it is westbound on the CSX New Castle Subdivision in Sterling. The views include approaching the signal just east of Sterling, passing the signal and a roster photo. The car is carrying the name Mitch Flahart under the center window on the nose.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

When Nova Tower Wasn’t Leaning So Much

March 23, 2023

CSX C40-8 No. 7509 is about to pass the long-gone remains of Nova Tower on June 21, 2010. The tower, which is now gone, wasn’t leaning so much then as it was in its final years.

Photograph by Robert Farkas