Posts Tagged ‘CSX trains’

September Day Railfanning in Northeast Ohio

December 16, 2022

Here are four photographs of trains that I saw in Northeast Ohio on Sept. 20, 2022.

The lot includes BNSF 7875 eastbound on the CSX New Castle Subdivision in Rittman, eastbound CSX 7238 east of Sterling, NS 5165 operating eastbound in Orrville, and NS 6314 on the west end of the eastbound NS local led by NS 5165.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

October Day Railfanning in Clinton

December 8, 2022

CSX GP40-2 No. 6248 is on the stub track used by power for locals out of Warwick Yard in Clinton. It’s Oct 8, 2022.

Surprisingly the stub track comes off RJ Corman’s track. On that same day we see westbound CSX 935 and CSX 8364 meet CSX 6248 in Clinton.

Photographs by Robert Faraks

Winter’s Light

December 7, 2022

It is late afternoon on Jan. 10, 2015. I’m standing on the bridge carrying Old State Road over the CSX Willard Terminal Subdivision tracks west of Greenwich.

Cresting a grade and heading toward Willard is CSX manifest freight Q351. I had first spotted this train southeast of New London on the New Castle Subdivision but had been out of position to get a decent photograph. I was able to get ahead of it and catch it here.

The attraction of the train was is bright red and clean Canadian Pacific leader which gleams in the late afternoon sunlight while providing some contrast with the snow and drab colors of the slumbering foliage along the tracks.

The image is a reminder of the rewards of winter photography when low sun angles produce warm light on otherwise cold days.

Article and Photograph by Craig Sanders

Green and Yellow on CSX in Akron

November 11, 2022

BNSF SD40-2 No. 7018, still in its Burlington Northern livery, and Union Pacific GP38-2 No. 746 are leading an eastbound CSX auto rack train through Akron on April 28, 2006.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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

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

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

CSX Trio on the New Castle Subdivision

September 15, 2022

Here are three recent CSX trains. In the top image, ET44H No. 3389 is westbound in Clinton on July 9, 2022. In the middle image, AC44CS No. 533 is heading an eastbound in Clinton on July 14, 2022.  In the bottom image, ES44AC-H No. 836 is in passing through Barberton on July 22, 2022.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

BNSF ‘Grinstein Green’ Trio in Akron

August 28, 2022

Here are three early digital images of BNSF SD70MAC No. 9505 in the “Grinstein green” livery leading a westbound train on CSX in Akron on June 20, 2004.

The top image was made north of East Thornton Street at MP 130.4. In the middle the train is approaching me before passing under the East Thornton Street bridge.

In the bottom image the train, having passed under the East Thornton Street bridge, is approaching Voris Street. The bridge in the background carries Interstates 76 and 77.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

A Sight to be Seen No More

August 18, 2022

CSX earlier this month razed the former Baltimore & Ohio passenger station in Deshler, thus making scenes such as this a thing of the past. That said, there probably are thousands of images in railfan photo collections similar to this of a westbound passing the Deshler depot, which was in rough condition then.

This image was made on June 22, 2014, during an Akron Railroad Club longest day outing.

Photograph by Craig Sanders