Posts Tagged ‘Massillon’

A Conrail RoadRailer Memory

September 21, 2021

It’s a cloudless afternoon that is perfect for railroad photography. Conrail B36-7 No. 5010 leads a RoadRailer train out of Massillon on July 20, 1996.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When B&O Had That Chessie Look

September 15, 2021

The wayback machine has taken us back to Massillon on March 22, 1989, for another look at a Baltimore & Ohio geep in the Chessie System livery. It looks a little worn but that is to be expected.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Conrail in Massillon

September 7, 2021

A westbound Conrail manifest freight crosses the Tuscarawas River in Massillon on Aug. 25, 1988. The smaller (now-removed) bridge carried the line used by the Nickel Plate Road/Norfolk & Western/Norfolk Southern trains to reach their freight station and team tracks along with a few industries.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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

Conrail at Mace

August 11, 2021

Conrail SD40-2 No. 6470 leads an eastbound trailer train through Mace in Massillon in May 1979. The 6470 was built by EMD for Conrail in 1978. The trailing unit appears to be a GP40 still in Penn Central black with minimal Conrail markings.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

NS Action at Mace

May 16, 2021

Here is a series of images made on the Fort Wayne Line of Norfolk Southern in Massillon at CP Mace on May 14, 2021.

In the top image, NS SD70ACe leads a westbound manifest freight. Behind this train was a local led by GP38-3 No. 5822. It is shown in the middle image. The 5822 was rebuilt from an GP50 originally built for the Southern Railway in 1981

The third image shows the east end of the westbound local, which is being pulled by the 5822. On the east end is SD40E No. 6308.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Climbing the Hill

April 25, 2021

Eastbound Conrail SD45 No. 6076 and its train is climbing the hill west of Massillon on the early morning of July 19, 1980. Note that the motive power consist still has some units that had yet to be repainted into Conrail blue.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Western Maryland Two for Tuesday

March 30, 2021

Here are two Western Maryland geeps although neither is an original WM Geep but was transferred to tthe WM by the Chessie System.

In the top image No. 5972 and caboose C-2851 are in front of the freight house in Massillon on July 1, 1981. The bottom image shows No. 5971 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1977.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Night Switcher

March 17, 2021

The photographer’s memory is that he had help from Paul Woodring in making this image of Conrail NW2 No. 9187 in Massilon on March 5, 1983. The switcher was built in October 1948 for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The unit was later sold to the Pennsylvania Northeast Railroad Authority and rebuilt as an NW2R.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central on the R.J. Corman

February 25, 2021

For several years Ohio Central used trackage rights over R. J. Corman to reach the CSX Warwick Yard in Clinton to interchange traffic with the Class 1 carrier.

OC has since switched its CSX interchange to Columbus, but on July 20, 1996, it was still using Corman track.

Shown is a southbound in Massillon that has already completed its interchange work in Warwick. The Corman line is a former Baltimore & Ohio branch.

The train’s motive power is a former Pennsylvania Railroad GP9 built in November 1959 that has been rebuilt into a GP10. It carried OHCR roster number 7574

Photograph by Robert Farkas