Posts Tagged ‘F7A locomotives’

One Day at the Collinwood Diesel Shop

October 10, 2021

It is early Penn Central most likely 1968 or 1969 in Cleveland where New York Central F7A No. 1809 is awaiting repairs by the Collinwood Diesel Shop workforce along with other locomotives.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: A F Unit in Akron

August 30, 2021

Erie Lackawanna F7A No. 7131 passes the former Erie passenger station in Akron on Aug. 25, 1968. Built in March 1961 as Erie 807A, it was later renumbered by the Erie as 713A. At the time this image was made the station was still being used by EL’s Lake Cities between Chicago and Hoboken, New Jersey.

Photograph by Mike Ondecker

F Units in Alliance

July 29, 2021

PC F7A No. 1703 leads a train bound for Conway Yard near Pittsburgh down the Bayard Branch in Alliance in July 1972. The 1703 was built for the New York Central in May 1951. Although the scene depicts former Pennsylvania Railroad territory, the NYC had a line that passed through Alliance.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O F7A in Kent

June 25, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio F7A No. 4580 is eastbound in Kent in the late 1960s. On the left side, a small portion of the B&O passenger station can be seen.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another B&O F7A at Work

May 13, 2021

We don’t know where this image of Baltimore & Ohio F7A No. 4590 was made. We do know it was made in mid 1968.

Photograph by Mike Ondecker

Up From the Coal Mines

April 4, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio F7A No. 4553 is passing Warwick Tower in Clinton in the late 1960s. It looks like it is hauling coal from Holloway, Ohio.

Coal was a major commodity once handled by the B&O on that line but the mines have since closed and the former B&O lines in that mining region of Ohio have been abandoned.

No. 4553 would later be transformed into a locomotive that pulled Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains. It has been saved and is now in the collection of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

For more background on No. 4553, see this earlier post on this site: https://akronrrclub.wordpress.com/tag/bo-4553/

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Penn Central F Units Two for Tuesday

February 2, 2021

It’s a late afternoon in June 1976 in the early Conrail era in Akron. Four Conrail F-units still in full Penn Central paint are headed to Hudson and on to Motor Yard on train AMA which is led by F7A 1744. How thankful I am for photos like these.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Penn Central F Units

December 3, 2020

A gaggle of Penn Central F7A units sit in Cleveland on Oct. 8, 1972. The photographer said in a note that the units are Nos. 1878, 1656, and 1648. The latter would be painted years later in Conrail blue.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL F7A Monday in Kent

November 2, 2020

Erie Lackawanna F7A No. 6341 sits in Kent on Feb. 24, 1973. The EMD unit was built for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western in July 1949.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Penn Central F Unit in Marion

October 16, 2020

Penn Central F7A No. 1743 leads an eastbound through Marion in fall 1968. Notice the Northern Pacific boxcar on a train passing on an adjacent track.

The trains are crossing the former Pennsylvania Railroad line between Sandusky and Columbus that at the time this image was made had come under Norfolk & Western ownership.

The tracks in use were a paired arrangement between PC and Erie Lackawanna as far east as Galion.

Photograph by Robert Farkas