Posts Tagged ‘Ohio Central locomotives’

Ohio Central Two for Tuesday

June 28, 2022

Here are two photos of Youngstown & Austintown GP7 No. 1501, formerly a Pittsburgh & Lake Erie unit, on the Ohio Central in July 1998. The top image shows the 1501 sitting in Sugarcreek,. The bottom image was made of it pulling a southbound train approaching Baltic.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central Triple Play Near Coshocton

March 6, 2022

Here are three photos of Ohio Central SD45R No. 7499 taken with my 4MP Olympus camera near Coshocton on July 29, 2004. The views are across a field with the Ohio Route 83 bridge in the background and a different view across a field. The 7499 was built as an SD45 for Southern Pacific in May 1968.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Clumping Along at Butterbridge Road

March 3, 2022

An Ohio Central B237-R and its train are southbound on the R.J. Corman Cleveland Subdivision at Butterbridge Road south of Canal Fulton on April 17, 2006. This pond has been photographed often by railfan photographers over the years.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central, CSX in Warwick Two for Tuesday

February 14, 2022

Here are two photographs made in Clinton on April 17, 2006. In the top image, Ohio Central B23-7R No. 4095 is about to enter the Warwick Yard on CSX to interchange cars. In the bottom image, CSX GP40-2 No. 6149 is shown on the R.J. Corman track wearing a “patch” paint job. It is a former Baltimore & Ohio unit and is sitting on ex-B&O rails.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central Two for Tuesday

January 18, 2022

How about an Ohio Central two for Tuesday. Yup, we thought you might like that. In the top image OHCR GP8 5407 and GP40 No. 3217 are southbound at Beach City in October 1997. No. 5407 was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in August 1953 as a GP7. It was later rebuilt into a GP8 The 3217 was built in November 1968 for Penn Central and later spent time on the Conrail motive power roster.

In the bottom image GP9 No. 91 and GP38-3 No. 2175 lead a northbound train over Chippewa Creek in Clinton on May 15, 1998, on the R.J. Corman Cleveland Subdivision.

The photographer writes that this image is now much more dangerous to attempt because the bridge on which he was standing no longer has side-of-road white lines. When this image was made there were lines to help keep the drivers in their lanes while at the same time leaving a small walking area.

The 91 was built in April 1957 for the Great Northern while No. 2175 was built for the Louisville & Nashville in June 1971 as a GP38AC.

Not that the 2175 has an early Ohio Central motive power livery.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Coming into Warwick

December 17, 2021

It’s Nov. 9, 2009, as the Ohio Central transfer run heads for Warwick Yard in Clinton to interchange with CSX. On the point is a GE B23-S7 that once belonged to Conrail. The train is operating on trackage rights on the R. J. Corman. Warwick Tower has long since been closed and the photographer is standing close to where the Pennsylvania Railroad line between Akron and Columbus once ran.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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

On the Ohio Central Near Baltic

April 16, 2021

We’re standing in Baltic on Oct. 13, 2006, enjoying a passing northbound Ohio Central freight. On the point is former Conrail B23-7 No. 4096. Trailing is another “super 7,” the 4099.

A former OC operating employee said these units were rebuilt from U23B models for the Monongahela Railway just before Conrail took it over.

The locomotives were rebuilt to something just short of Dash 8 specifications, hence the “super 7” moniker.

“This is a very rare example of a good GE design that has stood the test of time and wear,” he said.  

“While they are expensive to maintain, as most early GE’s were and still are, these have proven to be somewhat cost effective for the G&W so they are still around. They are actually nice to run as well.”

The 4096 was once Conrail 2035 and would later wear the Ohio Central and Genesee & Wyoming liveries.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Ex-Conrail Two for Tuesday

April 6, 2021

At first glance this appears to be a Conrail train. But look again below the roster number on the engineer’s side of the lead unit.

You’ll see the letters OHCR, which indicates that these B23-7 locomotives belong to the Ohio Central System.

They are shown pulling a train at Baltic on Oct. 13, 2006. Both units were originally built for the Western Pacific.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Conrail RoadRailer at Mace

July 15, 2020

It’s an April day in 1996 and an eastbound Conrail RoadRailer train has the lineup at Mace interlocking in Massillon.

Of to the right you can see an Ohio Central locomotive and its train waiting its turn to cross here.

The OC train is on tracks operated by R.J. Corman and has come down from Warwick where it interchanged cars with CSX.

There used to be a tower here and a set of diamonds. But now the Corman line “crosses” the Fort Wayne Line through a series of switches.

Photograph by Robert Farkas