Posts Tagged ‘R.J. Corman Railroad’

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

Coming Into Warwick

December 9, 2021

R.J. Corman GP16 No. 1804 passes the former Warwick Tower as its train is about to enter the CSX yard. The 1804 was built in June 1950 for the Seaboard Air Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Corman Creates Transloading Business Unit

December 4, 2021

R.J. Corman has established a separate entity to handle its transloading business.

Known as Transload Connect, the entity will work with Michigan-based RSI Logistics to market the service and serve as a third-party operator at select locations.

In a news release, Corman said Transload Connect will provide customized service, including specialized machinery, the use and access to railroad lines and technical experts.

It will offer 22 transloading facilities in 11 states and has its own website.

Locations in Ohio served by Transload Connect at in Greenville, Massillon, Buckland, Dover, and Celina while in Pennsylvania it has locations in Clearfield and Allentown

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

Sitting at Milepost 1

September 23, 2021

It’s a Saturday morning and I’ve found this R.J. Corman grain train sitting south of Ansonia, Ohio, awaiting a crew.

Rebuilt GP16 No. 1832 has yet to couple onto the cars, which were delivered to the Corman by CSX. All of the covered hoppers have CSX reporting marks and lettering.

The grain is bound for an ethanol plant located near Greenville. The track on which the train is sitting is the longest segment of the former Cincinnati Northern that is still in existence.

Once part of the Big Four system, the CN ran from Franklin, Ohio, north of Cincinnati, to Jackson, Michigan.

A few short segments of the CN are still used to serve shippers in various locations in Ohio and Michigan.

Note that on the Corman this is milepost 1. During the Big Four days Ansonia was milepost 151 on the CN.

The grain in this train will take a short surviving segment of the former Pan Handle (Pennsylvania Railroad) Columbus-Logasnport, Indiana, line to reach the ethanol plant. Most of that ex-PRR route has been abandoned, too.

No. 1832 began life as a GP7 built in March 1951 for the Seaboard Air Line. It served for a time on the CSX motive power roster before being acquired by the Corman and assigned to the Western Ohio Line.

The corn in the adjacent field will soon be ready for harvest. Perhaps someday it will these rails to Greenville to be processed into ethanol.

Candy Apple Red on the Corman

September 23, 2021

A northbound R.J. Corman train is about to crossing the Wheeling & Lake Erie Brewster Subdivision at Justus, about a mile east of Brewster.

Leading the train is a Railpower RP20BD with its bright red livery. The image was made on April 3, 2012.

The Baltimore & Ohio style position light signal gives a clue as to the heritage of this line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It Still Makes Me Smile

September 2, 2021

Sometimes a photo brings a smile. Here is R.J. Corman GP9 No. 9003 heading south on Conrail at CP Mace in Massillon in mid-1997. The 9003 and its train are stretched out in such a way that most if not all of the train is visible which adds to the photo’s interest. The train will be on Conrail for a short time before switching back to its own rails. The 9003 is a former Baltimore & Ohio locomotive.

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

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