Posts Tagged ‘Kent Ohio’

CSX 911 Passes Through Akron

September 7, 2021

The Spirit of Our First Responders, CSX 911, an ES44AC-H, pulled a coal train through Northeast Ohio on Monday.

The train N758, a coal train that originated at the Bailey Mine in Graysville, Pennsylvania, and was bound for a Duke Energy steam plant in Terrell, North Carolina. Some online reports had the train symbol as N759.

The trailing unit of the train was ES44Cc-H No. 765. The train passed through Akron on the New Castle Subdivision around 11:30 a.m.

It diverged at Greenwich and traveled via Crestline, Galion and Edison to Columbus.

Todd Dillion caught the train at Kent while Robert Farkas got it at Clinton.

The first four images are from Todd while the bottom image is from Bob.

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

EL Monday: Back to July 1972 in Kent

August 2, 2021

The wayback machine is set for 1972 in Kent. We see SD45 No. 3610 on a westbound on July 22, 1972. The unit was built for the EL in June 1967 and would later spend time on the Conrail roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Last of the F3Bs

July 5, 2021

Erie Lackawanna Nos. 2524, 7082, 6212, 7062, and 6362 are eastbound in Kent on July 22, 1972. EL 7082, 6212, and 7062 are the last operating EL F3Bs.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: The Lake Cities in Kent

June 28, 2021

Erie Lackawanna E8A No. 815 is on the point of the Lake Cities in Kent on a winter morning in the late 1960s. By now this was the last intercity passenger train left on the EL although the railroad had commuter trains in Cleveland and the New York City region.

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

EL Monday: Intermodal in Kent

May 17, 2021

As pair of Erie Lackawanna SD45s, Nos. 3608 and 3607, are on the point of an eastbound TOFC in Kent in the late 1960s. It is passing the passenger station and about to cross Main Street.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: An Alco in Kent

April 19, 2021

We are again visiting the Erie Lackawanna yard in Kent. It is July 1972. Agfachrome film was used to record Alco RS3 at work. This unit later became Conrail No. 5243.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Some Color on the ABC in Kent

February 3, 2021

Although Akron Barberton Cluster motive power typically has handled the ABC job that serves Kent and Ravenna, locomotives from parent Wheeling & Lake Erie often has pitched in to help when needed.

Such was the case on Nov. 4, 2005, when GP35 No. 2662 worked the job. Apparently the crew had not cars to take back to Akron on this day.

No. 2662, one of two locomotives to received this striking red and gold livery, is passing the former Erie Railroad passenger station in Kent.

Photograph by Craig Sanders

Early in the CSX Era

January 20, 2021

It’s early in the CSX era and we’ve paying a visit in June 1988 to the New Castle Subdivision in Kent. This eastbound manifest freight is reflective of the times with a CSX GP15T on the point and two trailing units painted in the livery of a CSX predecessor. The middle unit is wearing Chessie System colors.

Photograph by Robert Farkas