Posts Tagged ‘R.J. Corman motive power’

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

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

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

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

At Work on the R.J. Corman in Northeast Ohio

October 22, 2019

R.J. Corman SD40T-2 No. 8336 is shown on Oct. 9, 2019, with just another routine manifest freight.

In the top image, it is backing a string of gondolas west into the Wheeling & Lake Erie railroad yard in Brewster on W&LE tracks at the RJ Corman/W&LE diamond.

The middle image shows another view of the backup move.

Having dropped off the gondolas and picked up mixed freight, No. 8336 is southbound at Justus, Ohio.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas