Posts Tagged ‘Robert Farkas photography’

Republic Short Line Action in Massillon

October 17, 2017

Here are two Republic Short Line photos from Oct. 16, 2017. It is literally a very short line with about two miles of track outside the industrial park it serves.

Its connections are with Norfolk Southern and R.J. Corman in Massillon. There are a surprising number of “no trespassing” signs for such a short railroad and both photos were taken from off their property.

In the top image,  LTEX 1435 is pushing a covered hopper to the RSL’s interchange.

In the bottom image, she was already at the interchange by the time I got here. She was entering the industrial park by the time I drove back, so there are only two photos.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

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Amtrak’s Broadway Limited in Canton

October 13, 2017

Amtrak’s westbound Broadway Limited is in Canton on the morning of June 12, 1982. I am at the station looking west. I only took night photos there two or three times, but with today’s technology, they look better now than the original projected slide. Paul, if you were there with me that night, leave a comment.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

On its Way Back Home to Indiana

September 27, 2017

Here are four images of Nickel Plate Road No. 765’s westward ferry movement through the Bellevue area on Tuesday.

The top image is east of Bellevue at a place referred to as Kimball.

The remaining images were taken in Bellevue as the 765 headed west on the wye to the Fostoria District of Norfolk Southern.

A big thank you goes out to the crew of NKP 765 and all who brought the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s  2017 “Steam in the Valley” together. With the sweltering heat of the last couple weeks it must have been brutal!

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

NKP 765 Puts on Another Great Show

September 25, 2017

 

Here are three images of Nickel Plate Road No. 765 southbound on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad this past Saturday. All three photos were taken in Jaite with the top and middle images taken in the morning and the bottom image taken in the afternoon.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

NKP 765 on the CVSR on Saturday

September 17, 2017

Here are three images of Nickel Plate Road No. 765 on Saturday on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for 2017’s “Steam in the Valley.” The top and middle images are the 2-8-4  heading south in Brecksville and being towed north Peninsula, respectively. The bottom image is of the 765 heading through Brecksville after the clouds have begun to move in.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

In Tribute to Jerry Jacobson

September 15, 2017

Jerry Jacobson was more than a member of the Akron Railroad Club. He was a friend to so many and will truly be missed.

In memory of Jerry, perhaps the members could post a favorite photo from an ARRC special or a public excursion.

Here is OHCR 6325 heading west over Ohio route 151 as she approaches Dennison, Ohio on August 13, 2004.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

NKP 765 Ferry Move

September 13, 2017

Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 made a road trip on Tuesday, traveling on Norfolk Southern rails from its home in New Haven, Indiana, to Cleveland in preparation for two weeks of excursions on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

The engine spent the night in Cleveland and was to move onto the CVSR today to get into position for this weekend’s trips.

Reports on HeritageUnits.com indicated that No. 765 entered Ohio sometime in mid morning. It was spotted at Payne not far from the Indiana border at 9:55 a.m.

The ferry move took No. 765 over former NKP rails to Vermilion, where it went through the connection to get from the Cleveland District onto the Chicago Line west of town.

Akron Railroad Club member Robert Farkas made a road trip to Bellevue to capture the 765 ferry move in a couple of places.

In the top photograph, the train is on Fostoria District by the New Haven Connection in Bellevue. In the bottom photograph No. 765 is on the open road.

CVSR Locomotive North of the Border

August 21, 2017

Many of you are aware that some of the locomotives used on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad once operated used in Canada. A few were even built there.

In this image, it is June 1972 in Toronto and Canadian National No. 6777 (now on the CVSR) sits at Toronto Union Station between assignments.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another Look at Lodi in 1985

August 11, 2017

Here are the last three photos that I made in Lodi in August 1985. In the top photograph is the now-removed tracks crossing New Railroad Street. Notice the telltail on the left. In the middle image is the now-removed track was between a silo and warehouse. In the bottom image is a small glimpse of track.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Along the N&W in Lodi in 1985

August 8, 2017

 

Here are some more railroad-related photos taken Lodi in August 1985. When compared with today, it is amazing how little of this still exists.

In the top image, The Norfolk & Western station still exists, but notice the track in the foreground. This track is missing now.

In the middle image, the N&W station is on the left, and a formerly railroad-served warehouse is on the right.

The bottom image features a trackside view of the warehouse.

Photographs by Robert Farkas