Posts Tagged ‘early CSX’

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

Early in the CSX Era in Clinton

July 20, 2022

It is still early in the CSX era in Clinton in April 1998. CSX No. 8404 and former Baltimore & Ohio No. 6608 have an eastbound in hand. Scenes such as this had begun to vanish by this date.

Photograph by Robert Farkas 

CSX Patch Job

May 18, 2022

Chesapeake & Ohio No. 2093 has been patched with its new CSX roster number as it leads a westbound through Clinton in May 1987. 

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early CSX Era Westbound in Akron

April 20, 2022

We’ve spun the dial on the wayback machine and landed in a familiar place. Chesapeake & Ohio GP40-2 No. 6299 leads a westbound manifest freight early in the CSX era in Akron on Feb. 28, 1988.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Still Carrying its Heritage

April 8, 2022

CSX SD50 No. 8595 is westbound in Akron on April 9, 1988. The locomotive was built in August 1984 as Baltimore & Ohio No. 8595. It is shown still wearing its Chessie System livery.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound Early CSX in Barberton

March 31, 2022

CSX SD60 No. 8621 is westbound in Barberton on April 9, 1988. The unit was built for the Seaboard Coast Line in January 1985 as an SD50.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Southbound Out of Cleveland

March 25, 2022

CSX GP40 No. 6638 is southbound out of the Cleveland area approaching the wye at Sterling where it could go west to Willard or east to New Castle, Pennsylvania. The unit was built in November 1971 for the Baltimore & Ohio so it is on familiar rails. The image was made in August 1987.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Familiar Akron Scene

February 25, 2022

In a familiar Akron railroad scene, CSX GP40-2 No. 6066 leads an eastbound in downtown Akron in June 1987. The lead unit was built for the Chesapeake & Ohio in November 1972. Keeping a watchful eye nearby are the tall spires of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early CSX Action in Akron

January 21, 2022

The wayback machine has at our request taken us back to the early CSX era. A ratty looking CSXT SD40 No. 8389 (former Chesapeake & Ohio) leads a westbound through downtown Akron on Nov. 14, 1987. The structure in the background once connected Akron Union Depot with the Greyhound Bus station and also led to the stairways to track level for passenger trains. Even further back, those silos were once part of a Quaker Oats plant.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Yes, Clinton Once had a Hotel

January 19, 2022

It is very early in the CSX era in Clinton on Aug. 24, 1986. C&O GP40 No. 3784 is leading a westbound passing what once was a hotel. It might seem strange to think Clinton had a hotel, but it was common for even small towns to have one during the heyday of railroad passenger travel.

Photograph by Robert Farkas