Posts Tagged ‘New Castle Pennsylvania’

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

Three Railroad Heritage

January 14, 2021

This GP9 represents three railroads. It was built in September 1955 for the Chesapeake & Ohio. It later became Western Maryland 5971. When captured in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1977, it was working for the Chessie System. It would later receive a Chessie System livery. It appears the C&O markings had been painted out and it received a makeshift WM look.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Pair From New Castle in 1968

April 2, 2020

The late Mike Ondecker often traveled with Bob Farkas on railroad photograph expeditions in the 1960s and 1970s.

However, these photographs were made during a trip Mike made on his own to New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1968.

In the top image, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie No. 5719 has a bent frame and missing handrail.

It would be sent to Penn Central’s Collinwood diesel shop in Cleveland.

Reportedly it was to be repaired and put back in service. Notice also the big dent in the nose of former New York Central No. 1696.

Striegel Supply Company Alco S-2 No. 9386 is bound for the Striegel scrap yard in Baltimore.

This unit was built for the New York Central in October 1945.

Photographs by Mike Ondecker

Two Views From New Castle

December 20, 2019

Baltimore & Ohio Alco S-4 No. 9088 is shown at New Castle, Pennsylvania, in February 1973.

The image was scanned from an Agfachrome slide and the faint yellow color seems to be the result of improper processing or early morning sunlight.

The top image was cropped and the full scene is shown in the bottom photograph, which also includes F7A No. 4622.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

One Day in New Castle

December 6, 2019

Baltimore & Ohio No. 4622 sits in New Castle, Pennsylvania, in February 1973. It’s one of the last B&O F-units the photographer said he ever saw and one of the last images he made with Agfachrome film.

Photograph by Robert Farkas