Posts Tagged ‘Massillon’

An Ohio Central Two for Tuesday

December 7, 2021

It is March 26, 1996 in Massillon where Ohio Central GP8 Nos. 5408 and 5407 are southbound on R.J. Corman, which OC once used to reach Warwick Yard on CSX in Clinton.

The trains are shown passing under the Lincoln Way West bridge and about to pass under the Tremont Avenue SW bridge.

The open area in which I am standing was once the location of the Baltimore & Ohio’s Massillon team tracks and freight station.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

NS in Massillon on the Fort Wayne Line

December 1, 2021

Norfolk Southern AC44C6M No. 4084 with train 170 is eastbound in Massillon on the morning of July 5, 2021. the 4084 is a rebuilt C40-9 built by GE for NS in March 1995. Train 170 originates at DeButts Yard in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and runs to Conway Yard near Pittsburgh via Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Running Late in Massillon

November 11, 2021

Amtrak’s Broadway Limited wasn’t scheduled to see daylight in Massilon. But Nos. 40 and 41 sometimes ran hours late and thus it was possible to photograph them. Such was the case on April 30, 1978, when the westbound Broadway made an appearance in daylight. On the point is F40PH No. 255 followed by E9B No. 475, and E8A No. 228.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Eastbound in Massillon

October 13, 2021

NS 4390 leads a herd of its stablemates on eastbound at CP Mace in Massillon on June 12, 2021. The train is on the Fort Wayne Line, which these days sees only a few trains a day.

Photogoraph by Robert Farkas

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