Posts Tagged ‘early CSX’

Of Western Maryland Heritage

May 19, 2023

It’s a CSX locomotive but of Western Maryland heritage. No. 6220 was still in its Chessie System colors as it led a westbound in Clinton in 1991.  Note the Seaboard unit trailing that also is in its original livery.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Plenty of Color on the Rails

May 12, 2023

The colorful autumn leaves have fallen, but there is still color on the rails. CSX 6387, CSX 6661, and Baltimore & Ohio 4125 are in Clinton in January 1987. None of these units, though, are wearing a CSX locomotive livery just yet.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early in the CSX Era at Sterling

May 2, 2023

CSX GP40-2 No. 6118 is leading a westbound in Sterling on April 10, 1988, early in the CSX era. Note the varying locomotive liveries of the motors in this consist.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Crossing the Fort Wayne Line at CP Mace

March 29, 2023

It is July 27, 1987, in Massillon. Seaboard No. 6821 leads the Dover local southward toward Dover.

The train is crossing the Conrail Fort Wayne Line at CP Mace. Originally B&O trackage, today this track is owned by R.J. Corman. The Corman track today enters the Fort Wayne line, now owned by Norfolk Southern, at a switch and almost immediately leaves the NS tracks at a second switch.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound Pair in Barberton

December 15, 2022

Let’s take another spin in the wayback machine. We’ve found a pair of Chessie System units leading a westbound in Barberton in June 1988. On the point is SD40-2 No. 8434 leading what is actually a CSX train.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early CSX Era Memory from Barberton

October 26, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40 No. 6541 is eastbound in Barberton in July 1988 in the early CSX era. Barely visible on the right are cars on the Akron & Barberton Belt.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Running Through Barberton

October 7, 2022

Chesapeake & Ohio GP39 No. 3902 is eastbound in Barberton on May 9, 1987. The tracks heading off to the right are Akron & Barberton Belt tracks.

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

Really, This is a CSX Train

September 14, 2022

A pair of former Chesapeake & Ohio locomotives still in their Chessie System livery are working for CSX as they pass eastbound through Clinton in February 1988. The 8626 and the 8567 are SD50 models.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It’s Actually a CSX Train

July 31, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio GP40 No. 4001 is on the point of a westbound CSX train in Clinton in January 1987. Also in the motive power consists is Chesapeake & Ohio 7568, B&O 4422, B&O 4106 and B&O 4242. This is actually a CSX train even if it appears as through it’s still the Chessie System era.

Photograph by Robert Farkas