Posts Tagged ‘R.J. Corman locomotives’

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

Leaving Town

December 17, 2021

Having completed picking up and dropping off cars for CSX at its Warwick Yard in Clinton, R.J. Corman SD40-2 No. 7107 is leaving town, passing Warwick Tower on the way. The tower is now used by CSX maintenance of way personnel. The image was made on Oct. 13, 2021.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

R.J. Corman Two for Tuesday in Warwick

November 30, 2021

R.J. Corman GP 20E No. 4119 rolls a train southbound after interchanging cars with CSX in Warwick Yard on Oct. 6, 2021. A few days later Corman SD40-2 No. 7107 leads a northbound awaiting permission to enter the yard.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

An R.J. Corman Two for Tuesday

November 2, 2021

Here are a pair of R. J. Corman photographs on the Cleveland Subdivision. In the top image, SD40-2 No. 7107 is running south ward at Warwick. The photographer said this was the first time that he thinks he has seen this particular unit. In the bottom image the same train is shown at Canal Fulton.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Where the Corman Crosses the Wheeling

July 28, 2021

A northbound R.J. Corman train crosses the mainline of the Wheeling & Lake Erie near Brewster on May 19, 2021. The Corman train is on a former Baltimore & Ohio line that once went to Wheeling, West Virginia, and served the southeast Ohio coal fields.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

R.J. Corman at Justus

June 11, 2021

A northbound R.J. Corman train crosses the Wheeling & Lake Erie at Justus just east of Brewster. The image was made on May 19, 2021. The Corman train is on a former Baltimore & Ohio secondary route.

Photograph 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

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

As Far West as the ex-Erie Goes in Ohio

April 26, 2020

On on Friday I went to Lima, Ohio, where the R.J. Corman was switching the yard and then went west to Elgin, Ohio.

Elgin is as far west as a train can go on the former Erie Railroad mainline as it is abandoned west of there.

Here are some pictures of the train with the top images showing it passing the depot at Spencerville and two others from Elgin.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon