Posts Tagged ‘SD40’

On a Stately Bridge in Lodi

April 3, 2023

Chesapeake & Ohio SD40 No. 7524 is eastbound in Lodi in early 1986. The train is crossing over Ohio Route 421. The 7524 was built in July 1970 and later converted by CSX into an SD40-2.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Colorful Motive Power Consist in Akron

February 22, 2023

The wayback machine has been set to visit Akon in June 1979. Coming our way is Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7592 on the point of a colorful lashup heading west. The train is approaching Voris Street.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Penn Central SD40 at Work

February 8, 2023

Penn Central SD40 No. 6272 leads a manifest freight at an unidentified location in the early 1970s.  It was built for PC in January 1971 and would later serve on the Conrail motive power roster before having a second career as a leased power unit, eventually being rebuilt into an SD40-2 for First Union Rail.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Winter Day in Nova

December 2, 2022

We are in Nova on the former Baltimore & Ohio mainline that runs between Chicago and Pittsburgh via Akron.

Nova may be best known to some railfans for once having been the home of a tower that lasted for many years into the CSX era before being dismantled.

In the image above B&O SD40 No. 7591 leads an eastbound through town on Nov. 27, 1982. The unit was built in May 1967 and would later become CSX4620.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

No. 7598 Two for Tuesday in Akron

September 20, 2022

Here are two images of locomotives carrying roster number 7598 taken at different times in Akron. In the top image Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7598 is eastbound on May 5, 1979. In the bottom image CSX C40-8 is westbound on Aug. 2, 2010.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Grand Find in Toledo

August 19, 2022

The wayback machine is set for Toledo, Ohio, Grand Trunk Western Railroad. We’ve landed in the summer of 1977 in front of GTW SD40 No. 5913 working in Lang Yard. The locomotive was built by EMD in January 1970.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When They Still Had a Pole Line, Double Track

June 1, 2022

Baltimore & Ohio SD40 No. 7591is westbound in Clinton. This was most likely photographed in the 1970s/early 1980s. I forgot to add the date when I scanned this years ago. Today this is a single track part of CSX from Warwick to Lambert. The pole line has been removed and a line of trees has taken its place. 

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Quite a History With This Unit

March 24, 2022

FURX SD40 No. 3018 is eastbound in Akron on May 20, 2006, on CSX rails. This locomotive has quite a background. Built for Penn Central in December 1970, it would spend time on the Conrail motive power roster. It was property of National Railway equipment and, as seen here, First Union Rail.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Conrail SD40 in Massillon

January 23, 2022

Conrail SD40 No. 6311 works in Massillon on July 17, 1980. The unit was built February 1966 for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another Detroit Edison Memory

January 16, 2022

A Detroit Edison coal train is westbound in Easton on the former Baltimore & Ohio mainline on Aug. 28, 1986. The locomotives pulling the train include SD40 Nos. 015, 016, and 001. The latter was built by EMD in 1970 while Nos. 015 and 016 were built two years later.

Photograph by Robert Farkas