Posts Tagged ‘R.J. Corman’

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

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

Ohio Central on the R.J. Corman

February 25, 2021

For several years Ohio Central used trackage rights over R. J. Corman to reach the CSX Warwick Yard in Clinton to interchange traffic with the Class 1 carrier.

OC has since switched its CSX interchange to Columbus, but on July 20, 1996, it was still using Corman track.

Shown is a southbound in Massillon that has already completed its interchange work in Warwick. The Corman line is a former Baltimore & Ohio branch.

The train’s motive power is a former Pennsylvania Railroad GP9 built in November 1959 that has been rebuilt into a GP10. It carried OHCR roster number 7574

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

Corman Completes Deal for Short Lines

December 9, 2020

R. J. Corman has completed its acquisition of three short line railroads that operate in Pennsylvania and New York.

Corman now owns 17 short lines in its R.J. Corman Railroad Group with the latest members being the Owego and Harford Railway, Lehigh Railway, and Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway.

All three companies were founded by Steve May and handle 14,000 annual carloads that include sand, scrap, feed products, plastic, propane and wood products.

Traffic is interchanged with Norfolk Southern and the Reading & Northern.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in a Corman announcement.

Derail Closes Pennsylvania Highway

November 27, 2020

The derailment of an R.J. Corman train in Pennsylvania this week collapsed a bridge that led to the closing of a state highway.

There were no injuries reported in the derailment.

The derailment occurred in Indiana County near Starford and resulted in the closing of Pennsylvania Route 1014.

The derailment left a hopper car dangling over a roadway where the bridge collapsed, Several other hopper cars were overturned.

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

R.J. Corman Acquires Pennsylvania Short Lines

August 20, 2020

R.J. Corman Railroad Group has acquired three short lines, including two based in Pennsylvania, and a transload service provider, the company has announced.

The latest additions are the 26.7-mile Owego & Harford in New York; the Lehigh Railway, which operates 56 miles of track in north central Pennsylvania owned by Norfolk Southern; and the 60-mile Luzerne & Susquehanna in Pennsylvania.

The three short lines collectively handle about 14,000 carloads annually.

“We’re excited to bring these short lines and related companies into the R. J. Corman family of companies and to continue the impeccable service they are known for by their customers,” Ed Quinn, president and CEO of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, said in a statement.

Ohio Central Consecutive Roster Numbers

May 29, 2020

Although not on the same train or part of the same motive power consist, the sequence above shows consecutively numbered Ohio Central U23B units both of which were once owned by Conrail.

In the top photo OHCR 4092 is working in Coshocton on Nov. 12, 2009.

In the bottom photo OHCR 4093 is northbound on R.J. Corman (ex-Baltimore & Ohio) trackage in Massillon on April 19, 2010.

Photographs by Robert Farkas