Posts Tagged ‘GP9’

It Still Makes Me Smile

September 2, 2021

Sometimes a photo brings a smile. Here is R.J. Corman GP9 No. 9003 heading south on Conrail at CP Mace in Massillon in mid-1997. The 9003 and its train are stretched out in such a way that most if not all of the train is visible which adds to the photo’s interest. The train will be on Conrail for a short time before switching back to its own rails. The 9003 is a former Baltimore & Ohio locomotive.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

First Generation Diesel Power

August 20, 2021

A motive power consist of all first generation diesel motive power passes a boarding platform of Akron Union Depot and the Erie passenger station in mid 1968. The lead is Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6467 would work for a number of other railroads in later years and be converted to a GP10.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

B&O Geep in Kent

August 5, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6454 is westbound in Kent in the late 1960s. The Geep was built in August 1956 and would later join the roster of the Maryland Midland. The photograph was just able to get beneath the pole line.

Photography by Robert Farkas

When Conrail Still Served Akron

July 11, 2021

How is this for an early Conrail era scene? GP9 No. 7074 still wearing Penn Central paint leads another GP9 that has received Conrail blue near Voris Street in early 1979. Note the former Pennsylvania Railroad cabin car in the consist.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

End of the Line

April 9, 2021

It is the end of the line for New York Central GP9 No. 7410. It is shown sitting in a scrap line at Collinwood yard in Cleveland in the late 1960s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

How About a Grand Trunk Geep?

February 28, 2021

The late Mike Ondecker and I found Grand Trunk Western GP9 4544 in Port Huron, Michigan, on April 20, 1976, at the locomotive service facility. It is teamed up with SD40 No. 5917.

Built in March 1957, the 4533 would be retired by GTW in 1991 but go on to serve such short line operations as the Kansas Southeastern Railway, Northern Plains Railway and the Renville Elevator Company.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

 

C&O Geep on the Wooster Local in Orrville

February 21, 2021

Chesapeake & Ohio GP9 No. 6037 is on the Wooster Local in Orrville on June 11, 1984.

It came from Warwick to Orrville on a now-removed ex-Pennsylvania Railroad line.

In Orrville the train is shown headed west on Conrail to Wooster where it will leave Conrail rails and get onto former Baltimore & Ohio trackage.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Working in Warwick

January 13, 2021

R.J. Corman GP9 No. 9003 is working in Warwick in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Corman comes into town on a former Baltimore & Ohio line.

Photogrraph by Robert Farkas

An N&W Series From Kent in 1968

September 16, 2020

All of the images shown above were made on May 30, 1968, in Kent.

The tracks shown were originally the Conotton Valley then became part of the original Wheeling & Lake Erie. Over the years they were merged into the Nickel Plate Road and then the Norfolk & Western.

Today, they make up the Cleveland Subdivision of the modern W&LE.

The series was made in several locations and feature the former passenger station and the bridge over the Baltimore & Ohio.

N&W No. 2496, is a GP9 while No. 2570 is an Alco RS11. Both were built for the NKP.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

 

What’s in a Photograph? B&O at Massillon

April 14, 2020

Here are two photos of Baltimore & Ohio GP9 No. 6656 at Massillon in the late 1960s/early 1970 and a description of what you see.

The Canadian Pacific boxcar most likely had newsprint for the Massillon Independent. That is the B&O freight house on the right.

Other items of interest in this images from right to left are the B&O mainline from Warwick to Bridgeport, Ohio, a lesser used trackĀ  that believe also ran from Massillon to Bridgeport, a track running in front of the freight house, and a track ending by the freight house platform.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas