Posts Tagged ‘Orrville Ohio’

A Trio on the NS Fort Wayne Line

July 28, 2022

Here is a trio of images made on from June 27, 2022, on the Fort Wayne Line of Norfolk Southern. No. 5321 is eastbound in Orrville with train C03. No. 6345 is eastbound in North Lawrence with train C67. NS 6308 is on the west end of NS 6345’s eastbound train. These trains are all locals.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Backing up to End of Track in Orrville

July 12, 2022

Norfolk Southern GP38-2 5060 is backing up to the end of the track in the industrial park in Orrville on Aug. 5, 2015. The crew will leave one or more cars and switch the rest.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

That Rio Grande Look

July 10, 2022

The Wheeling & Lake Erie operates a pair of former Denver & Rio Grande Western SD40T-2 locomotives that still wear their Rio Grande livery. Wheeling CEO Larry Parsons once worked for the Rio Grande. Nos. 5413 and 5391 are shown leading a westbound with another unit in Orrville on May 14, 2015.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

The NS Local Working in Orrville

June 22, 2022

Here is a series of images of the Norfolk Southern local in Orrville on Sept. 2, 2021. In the top image we see NS 6317 and its short local westbound by the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad position light signal east of South Walnut Street.

We also two images of see NS 6308 is being towed west by NS 6317, and the 6317 and its train in the industrial park in Orrville.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Conrail Local in Orrville

June 15, 2022

Westbound Conrail GP 38-2 No. 8224 with a local is about to enter Orrville in June 1996.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another Wheeling Two for Tuesday

June 7, 2022

Here is another Wheeling & Lake Erie two for Tuesday. In the top image GP9R No. 4602 is dropping off a load in Orrville on March 28, 2011. In the bottom image, SD40-2 No. 6356 is eastbound in Navarre on April 13, 2012.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Once a Staple of the ORHS

May 15, 2022

If you chased and/or rode Orrville Heritage Society excursion trains in the early 2000s you no doubt saw GP7u No. 471. It was the society’s primary motive power during that era. Built by EMD in September 1950 as a GP7 for the Maine Central, it was later rebuilt, hence the letter “u” in the model designation. ORHS purchased the 471 on April 28, 2000, from the Ohio Central System for $121,000. It is shown in Orrville on Nov. 8, 2009.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

NS Local in Orrville

January 28, 2022

We’re back trackside in Orrville and watching the local at work. In the image above, the train is moving eastbound on the Fort Wayne Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

R.J. Corman Two for Tuesday

December 28, 2021

It is Oct. 19, 2021, in Orrville. R.J. Corman’s Wooster Local is rolling westbound on the Fort Wayne of Norfolk Southern, which the Corman uses to reach Wooster.

In the county seat of Wayne County the Corman will serve shippers located on the remnants of a Baltimore & Ohio line that is mostly abandoned elsewhere.

GP16 No. 1804 is on the east end of the train while GP20E No. 4119 is on the west end.

The heritage of these locomotives is Seaboard Air Line and Southern Pacific respectively.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Big Blue at Work in Orrville

November 3, 2021

A Conrail local is at work in Orrville on May 25, 1996, switching tank cars for a customer.

Photograph by Robert Farkas