Posts Tagged ‘GP40-2’

RoadRailers in Crestline Two for Tuesday

September 20, 2022

RoadRailers were a common sight in Crestline in the latter years of Conrail. These trains originated in the east in either Rochester, New York; Elizabethport, New Jersey, or Rutherford Yard near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Rochester trains terminated in Crestline while other RoadRailers operated through to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Sandusky.

I didn’t record the train symbols of the RoadRailer trains shown above. The top image was made from the Ohio Route 61 bridge and shows a train on the Fort Wayne Line crossing the Indianapolis Line at Crest Tower. The view is looking northeastward.

The Crestline passenger station would have once stood in the northeast quadrant of this crossing. The image was made on Sept. 12, 1998.

The bottom image was made at ground level, and shows GP40-2 No. 3277 pulling a westbound RoadRailer on the Fort Wayne Line. The unit was built in December 1973 for the Reading and would later serve CSX. The image was made on Aug. 15. 1998.

Article and Photographs by Craig Sanders

CSX in Akron, Warwick

July 17, 2022

Here are three images made of CSX action on June 10, 2022.

The top and middle images were made of an eastbound train approaching the Wilbeth Road overpass in Akron. The bottom image features GP40-2 No. 6248 is in Warwick. The 6248 was built for the Baltimore & Ohio in March 1979.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central, CSX in Warwick Two for Tuesday

February 14, 2022

Here are two photographs made in Clinton on April 17, 2006. In the top image, Ohio Central B23-7R No. 4095 is about to enter the Warwick Yard on CSX to interchange cars. In the bottom image, CSX GP40-2 No. 6149 is shown on the R.J. Corman track wearing a “patch” paint job. It is a former Baltimore & Ohio unit and is sitting on ex-B&O rails.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX Two for Tuesday in Akron, Clinton

October 26, 2021

CSX GP40-2 No. 4411 leads an eastbound through Akron on Aug. 20, 2021, in the top image. The same train and locomotive is shown in the bottom image earlier in the day making a setout/pickup in Clinton at Warwick Yard. No. 4411 was built for Conrail as No. 3303.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Power for a Local

September 29, 2021

CSX GP40-2 No. 6425 reposes in Clinton (Warwick) on June 7, 2021. At the time this image was made, this was the motive power for the D750, a local based out of Warwick Yard.

Photoraph by Robert Farkas

Conrail 2 for Tuesday in Alliance

August 31, 2021

How about a Conrail two for Tuesday. Yeah, we thought you would like that.

In the top image, B36-7 No. 5040 leads an eastbound on the Fort Wayne Line in Alliance on Jan. 17, 1987. The train is crossing the Cleveland Line. Visible to the right is the double-track connection from the Cleveland Line to the Fort Wayne Line.

In the bottom image CR GP40-2 No. 3328 leads an eastbound in Alliance on Aug. 14, 1984.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

What’s Been Pulling the CVSR This Summer

August 13, 2021

A pair of leased Horizon Rail units have been pulling Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad trains this summer.

On the south end of the train have been GP40-2 No. 6321 and a rebuilt EMD road slug, No. 2328.

The 6321 was built in March 1978 for the Chesapeake & Ohio. It later spent time on the CSX motive power roster before Horizon acquired it.

The 2328 was built in May 1968 for the Louisville & Nashville as a GP30. It was rebuilt as a road slug by CSX.

The National Park Scenic is shown at Akron Northside Station on July 10, 2021.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Harvesting ‘Pumpkins’ in Michigan

June 17, 2021

BNSF is not the only railroad known for having orange locomotives. The Detroit, Toledo & Ironton had them, too. A trio of GP40-2 Nos. 419 and 410, and GP38AC No. 219 are in Flat Rock, Michigan, on March 23, 1981.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday: CSX in Clinton

June 15, 2021

Here is a two for Tuesday from the CSX New Castle Subdivision.

In the top image CSX GP40-2 No. 6415 with train D750 is westbound in Warwick on May 20, 2021. The local is based out of Warwick Yard in Clinton.

In the bottom image,  CSX ET44AC No. 3457 leads a westbound past the former Warwick Tower.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

First Day of May Delights

May 6, 2021

Nice weather for the first day of May 2021 has railroad photographs out to catch what they could find in Northeast Ohio. Here are a trio of images made on the CSX New Castle Subdivision west of Akron.

In the top image, a Canadian National SD75I leads train Q276 around the curve in downtown Warwick on the single track segment.

In the middle we see AC44CW No. 402 on the point of an eastbound in Barberton.

Finally, GP40-2 No. 6415 sits in Warwick at a new fueling facility. This unit is stored here between runs of local D750. The apparatus visible toward the rear of the locomotive is a plug in for the crankcase heater.

Photographs by Robert Farkas