Posts Tagged ‘F7A locomotives’

Grab Shot on an Obscure Short Line

December 15, 2021

The late Mike Ondecker and I chased Wellsville, Addison & Galeton F7A Nos. 2300 and 2200 into Westfield, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1973. Here’s a grab shot.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: We Found This in Kent

December 13, 2021

It’s a March day in 1973 in Kent. Mike Ondecker and I caught Erie Lackawanna F7A No. 7124 on the point of an eastbound mixed freight going through the yard. The engine was built by EMD for the Erie Railroad in December 1951 and initially had roster number 712D.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

December 3, 2021

The wayback machine has taken us not only way back in time but way up to the upper peninsula of Michigan. We’re admiring SOO Line 2229-B in Gladstone, Michigan, on June 12, 1974. The F7A was built in August 1953 and retired in October 1980.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Late in the NYC Era in Painesville

December 2, 2021

John Woodard took me railfanning near Painesville in early 1967. Here is an image from that outing. A man on the ground is talking to the engineer of New York Central F7A No. 1685. The A-B-A set of Nos. 1685, 3462 and sits in the sun for a while before moving on.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: An F7A in Akron

November 1, 2021

An Erie Lackawanna F7A reposes in Akron on Jan. 14, 1973. The unit was built for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western in July 1949.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

NYC F7A in Toledo

October 28, 2021

Although Penn Central had been in operation for more than eight months when this photograph was made on Nov. 29, 1968, former New York Central F7A 1696 was still looking much its former self as it sat in Toledo.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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