Posts Tagged ‘R.J. Corman Cleveland Sub’

One Day on the R.J. Corman

May 23, 2021

This series of images focuses on R.J. Corman EMD MP15AC No. 1410 workings train, Z613, to Warwick and return on May 7, 2021.

In sequence we see the 1410 northbound as it approaches the CSX yard in Warwick. Also on hand is CSX GP40-2 No. 6415 on the D750, which is bringing a covered hopper to be added to Z613.

Then we see the 1410 southbound after leaving CSX’s yard. In short order it passes Warwick Tower and then cruises through Canal Fulton on the Corman’s Cleveland Subdivision.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Getting Out to See the Corman

May 9, 2021

You probably know Bob Farkas for his oldies but goodies photographs of railroads in the 1960s and 1970s.

But Bob also photographs contemporary action although due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues it has been more than a year since he has been trackside.

That ended on April 27, 2021, when he chased the southbound R.J. Corman train out of Clinton, where it interchanged with CSX at Warwick.

He caught the train at Butterbridge Road south of Canal Fulton and at Warwick. He acknowledged there are weeds in the top image, made at Warwick, but when he made this image with a telephoto lens he did not see the weeds in the viewfinder.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Working in Warwick

January 13, 2021

R.J. Corman GP9 No. 9003 is working in Warwick in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Corman comes into town on a former Baltimore & Ohio line.

Photogrraph by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central Working on the Corman Line

September 25, 2020

Here is a series of images of an Ohio Central train running northbound on R.J. Corman rails on April 19, 2010.

In the top image, the train is in Massillon passing under the Tremont Avenue SW bridge.

In the middle image it has reached Canal Fulton. The grassy area is the approximate location of the old Baltimore & Ohio railroad station.

In the bottom image the train is passing Warwick Tower.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Bright Red

May 22, 2020

Some of the most colorful locomotives operating in Northeast Ohio work for R.J. Corman.

They wear a pleasing livery of red and white although the red is subject to fading.

So it was pleasing to see Corman GP 20 No. 4119 in Massillon on July 26, 2016, looking sharp and bright.

This locomotive was built in February 1962 for the Southern Pacific.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

You Can’t Get This Now

May 19, 2020

An Ohio Central train rolls southbound on R.J. Corman trackage south of Warwick on May 4, 1997. It is a nice photo location but getting this image today would be a challenge because there are quite a few trees growing here.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

R.J. Corman in Massillon

February 23, 2020

It is July 5, 1996, in Massillon and R.J. Corman GP9 No. 9003 is on the point of a sitting northbound train.

The Corman uses former Baltimore & Ohio tracks here.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Not What You Would Expect to Find Here

October 9, 2019

Once in a while even a blind squirrel finds a nut. I was blessed to catch an R.J. Corman move on Tuesday that I have never seen or heard of before this.

Corman ran a double-stack train from Warwick to south of Massillon operating as WS01.

There I lost the train but it did not reach Brewster, so I don’t know where this train went after passing Mace interlocking in Massillon.

In the photographs that accompany this article, R.J. Corman SD40-T No. 8336 is shown southbound at Warwick Tower in Clinton, north of Canal Fulton along Warwick Road, and south of Canal Fulton near Butterbridge Road.

I don’t know the story behind this move.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

R.J. Corman in Warwick

September 9, 2019

The R.J. Corman branch to Warwick (Clinton) is, arguably, one of the most overlooked rail operations in Northeast Ohio.

In a region with busy Class 1 mainline railroads it is easy to forget about the Corman.

Bob Farkas made this image of RJ Corman 1804 northbound at Warwick on Aug. 3.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Getting a Rare R.J. Corman Sunday Move

October 25, 2016

An R.J. Corman train cruises southbound along Warwick Drive NW between Clinton and Canal Fulton.

An R.J. Corman train cruises southbound along Warwick Drive NW between Clinton and Canal Fulton.

Since last Sunday was the best weather from the past few days I went to Alliance to railfan. The first couple hours I had two eastbound stack trains but nothing westbound.

I found out that Norfolk Southern was doing track maintenance near Conway and no trains were being run. After noon, I went over to the Sebring model railroad club. Trains were moving here, albeit of the model variety.

After 2 p.m. NS opened the floodgates and I saw four trains in an hour. I relocated to Rootstown, catching another train.

Then I got word that an R.J. Corman train had just gone into Warwick to pick up some cars from CSX. I figured it would take 30-40 minutes to drive there so off I went.

I was just arriving as the train pulled out heading back south. Luckily, it doesn’t going very fast and made for an easy chase.

I got it several times at Canal Fulton and a couple more at Massilon. By now it was after 5 and the light was fading so I ended my chase here.

Article and Photographs by Todd DillonĀ 

Coming through Canal Fulton.

Coming through Canal Fulton.

A farm south of Canal Fulton.

Passing the large pond of a home south of Canal Fulton.

It must have been a slow day as the railfan chase crew was out in force. I see Bob Farkas at left near the train.

It must have been a slow day as the railfan chase crew was out in force. I see Bob Farkas at left near the train.