Posts Tagged ‘GP38-3’

Ohio Central Two for Tuesday

January 18, 2022

How about an Ohio Central two for Tuesday. Yup, we thought you might like that. In the top image OHCR GP8 5407 and GP40 No. 3217 are southbound at Beach City in October 1997. No. 5407 was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in August 1953 as a GP7. It was later rebuilt into a GP8 The 3217 was built in November 1968 for Penn Central and later spent time on the Conrail motive power roster.

In the bottom image GP9 No. 91 and GP38-3 No. 2175 lead a northbound train over Chippewa Creek in Clinton on May 15, 1998, on the R.J. Corman Cleveland Subdivision.

The photographer writes that this image is now much more dangerous to attempt because the bridge on which he was standing no longer has side-of-road white lines. When this image was made there were lines to help keep the drivers in their lanes while at the same time leaving a small walking area.

The 91 was built in April 1957 for the Great Northern while No. 2175 was built for the Louisville & Nashville in June 1971 as a GP38AC.

Not that the 2175 has an early Ohio Central motive power livery.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

At Work With NS Fort Wayne Line Locals

March 3, 2020

Today we pay another visit to the Fort Wayne Line of Norfolk Southern to watch the locals at work.

In the top image local C03 is rolling eastbound on Feb. 19 through Burton City, which is located between Orrville and Massillon.

On the point is GP38-2 No. 5358, which is typical motive power for a local.

In the next photo down the C03 is shown going away with NS 3380, an SD40-2, and NS 5801, a GP38-3, facing westward.

In the next set of photographs, which are posted below, we’ve relocated to Massillon and are watching local C67 at work.

The motive power for this train is SD40E No. 6349 and G38-2 No. 5638.

In the top image the train is splitting the signals at CP Mace on the northwest side of Massillon.

The middle image is a roster shot while the bottom image shows the train drifting downgrade to work an industry.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

 

4-Axle Power

February 3, 2020

CSX often uses four-axle locomotives for local train service and yard work.

Shown above is No. 2000, a GP38-3 currently assigned to CSX local D750.

It was captured at work on Jan. 14, 2020 at Warwick on the New Castle Subdivision.

Photograph by Robert Farkas