Posts Tagged ‘GP40-2’

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

CSX Geometry Train in Willard

January 27, 2021

One of the highlights of a January 2011 railfan outing with two fellow Akron Railroad Club members was finding the CSX geometry train sitting in Willard.

Presumably, the two-car train was spending the weekend there between assignments.

Apparently GP40-2 No. 6025 is often assigned to the train. The website RR Pictures Archive contains numerous images of the 6025 working the geometry train going back several years.

It was built in September 1972 for the Baltimore & Ohio, so it must have felt right at home being back in Willard.

Another Conrail Train in Alliance

November 23, 2020

Conrail GP40-2 No. 3400 is on the point of an eastbound intermodal train near Alliance on June 12, 1980. The unit despite its road dirt is still new having been built four months earlier. It would later go to join the Norfolk Southern motive power roster with roster number 3068.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Today’s Chessie Sampler

February 28, 2020

Let’s go back a few decades to a time when what is today the CSX New Castle Subdivision was operated by the Chessie System.

In the top image, an eastbound led by Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4156 leads a steel coil train through Sterling in November 1981.

The middle image was made in Akron in December 1979. B&O SD40-2 No. 7613 leads a westbound beneath Interstate 76 near South Street.

The bottom image was made at Easton in March 1988 and shows an eastbound led by B&O GP40 No. 6088

Photographs by Robert Farkas

One Day on the Hill

February 20, 2020

The hill near Home and Tallmadge avenues in Akron has long been a favorite spot of photographers to capture trains on film or megapixels.

Shown above is Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4444 leading a CSX office car special eastbound on the hill.

The roster number of the locomotive alone would make it interesting, but the photographer suggested this may have been one of the first moves of a CSX business car train.

The image was made on April 9, 1987.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound in Easton

February 1, 2020

It is July 1985 and a westbound Chessie System intermodal train led by Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4216 is doing track speed in Easton, Ohio.

As far as you can see the consist is made up of trailers on flat cars. No double-stacked containers here.

Today this is the CSX New Castle Subdivision and intermodal trains carry a lot of containers whether they are double of single stacked.

Photograph by Robert Farkas