Posts Tagged ‘Norfolk & Western motive power’

Actually, it’s a Norfolk Southern Train

August 24, 2021

Technically this is a Norfolk Southern train, but Norfolk & Western-painted SD40-2 No. 1634 and its train are in Frank, Ohio, on July 14, 1984, the Sandusky District.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Sitting at the Akron Engine Facility

July 22, 2021

Norfolk & Western Alco RS11 No. 398 sits at the former Akron, Canton & Youngstown engine facility in Akron in mid-1974. The unit was built for N&W in 1959.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Showing Signs of Wear

June 26, 2021

Norfolk & Western No. 2149, a former Nickel Plate Road Fairbanks-Morse H12-44 sits outside the shops in Brewster in June 1975. The unit is worn and a little battered, but that comes with the territory of having been a hard worker for all these years on the railroad.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Memory that Reminds Me of How Blessed I’ve Been

June 10, 2021

Sometimes I forget just how large the Wheeling & Lake Erie/Nickel Plate/Norfolk & Western shops are at Brewster.

I haven’t been to the shops in nearly two decades, but on the Sunday afternoon of Nov. 3, 1968, I was there.

Permission for photography everywhere but inside the shops was quickly given and I went out to take photos.

I must have had my wide-angle lens on my camera to get so much (but not all) of the building in the scene. More than likely I was taking a photo of the locomotives (FM H12-44, EMD SD7 or EMD SD9, and Alco switcher) more than of the scene.

Looking at the shops then, I probably did not realize that the W&LE had built steam locomotives inside the shops. To find only three locomotives outside was a surprise since often five to seven would have been in this scene.

Memories brought on by images such as this make me remember how blessed I am.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Pair of N&W Alcos in Brewster

May 27, 2021

Norfolk & Western Nos. 1005 and 1003, both of which are Alco C425 locomotives, are on tracks radiating from the turntable in Brewster in October 1972.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

An Alco S-4 in Brewster

May 19, 2021

Norfolk & Western Alco S-4 No. 2049 is framed by the turntable in Btewster in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The unit was originally on the roster of the Nickel Plate Road.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

An Ex-Nickel Plate Heavy Hauler

February 19, 2021

Norfolk & Western SD0 No. 2354 sits at the locomotive service area in Brewster yard circa late 1960s/early 1970′. The unit was built by EMD for the Nickel Plate Road so it must feel at home here.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Norfolk & Western Two for Tuesday

December 29, 2020

We’re visiting Brewster during the days when the Norfolk & Western operated the former Wheeling & Lake Erie. In the top image is Alco RS11 No. 2568 in October 1979.

Below it is GP7 No. 3459 on April 21, 1980. Neither locomotive was built for the N&W. No. 2568 was a Nickel Plate Road unit while No. 3459 was built for the Wabash Railroad.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday: N&W Pair in Brewster

September 8, 2020

Norfolk & Western EMD SW8 2107 and Fairbanks-Morse H12-44 2138 work inĀ  Brewster in September 1972. To their right are Alco road switchers while just barely seen are EMD road switchers on the left.

The 2107 and 2138 are both former Nickel Plate Road locomotives.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Northbound, But Railroad Westbound, in Marion

July 31, 2020

The wayback machine has landed us outside of Northeast Ohio, but that’s all right because Marion is one of our favorite places to visit.

A three-unit set of Norfolk & Western locomotives heads northward across Penn Central and Erie Lackawanna tracks in June 1973.

From a railroad timetable perspective, this is a westbound train on what is today the Sandusky District of Norfolk Southern.

Photograph by Robert Farkas