Posts Tagged ‘NS locals in Wayne County’

NS Local Switching in Orrville

August 25, 2022

Here are three from Orrville made on Oct. 19, 2021. The Norfolk Southern local that switches Orrville and other locations runs push-pull in order to make the reverse move and to switch industries. NS 6345 and NS 6308 are westbound at the still in-use ex-Pennsylvania Railroad westbound signal at the east end of Orrville. Having pulled into Orrville, the local reverses with NS 5607 on the point as the train heads up the spur to Smucker’s and an industrial park. The two locomotives are being towed up the spur.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Waiting on Switch Repairs in Orrville

October 15, 2019

Norfolk Southern local CO6 is shown above with GP38-2 Nos. 5208 and 5321 sitting on the far east end of the industrial park trackage in Orrville on Oct. 9.

A maintainer had been called to fix the switch at the other end of this trackage so the CO6 could enter the mainline, reverse, and head east.

This industrial park trackage is the last remaining part of the now-removed line that ran from Warwick to Orrville and was once known as the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus.

After the maintainer had fixed the switch, the CO6 backed onto the main, reversed directions, and left Orrville to return to Canton.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas