Posts Tagged ‘Railroads in Wooster Ohio’

When CSX Still Served Wooster

November 10, 2021

A CSX local works in Wooster on March 27, 1997, using a wye near the fairgrounds to move the power to the other end of the train. This operation was a legacy of a Baltimore & Ohio line that was largely abandoned by the time this image was made. To serve the remaining shippers on that line, CSX had rights to use the Fort Wayne Line of Conrail between Wooster and Massillon. R.J. Corman has since taken over this operation.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Railroading as it Once Was: Mixing The Motive Power Heritage of Conrail’s Many Components

November 19, 2016


Although in the end it would all homogenize into blue, Conrail’s first few years were interesting with the mixing of power from the component railroads.

With only four on the roster, these Lehigh Valley GP38ACs were always a nice catch.

Two months into Conrail, this westbound is drifting down Wooster hill with one of these Cornell red units leading two Penn Central GE U25Bs over this former Pennsylvania Railroad mainline.

In the distant future, Norfolk Southern’s LV heritage unit would wear a close version of this paint scheme, but would get its nose repainted into the more popular white stripe with large diamond look before the 2012 Spencer (North Carolina) celebration of Norfolk Southern heritage units event.

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee