Posts Tagged ‘SD40’

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

Westbound in Barberton

May 15, 2020

CSX SD40 No. 8320 leads a westbound auto rack train through Barberton on Aug. 13, 2009, on the New Castle Subdivision.

The lead unit was built in August 1970 for the Louisville & Nashville and would eventually be rebuilt by CSX into an SD40-3.

Note the variations in the colors of the livery that this unit has and compare those with the trailing unit.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

On the Grand Trunk Western

March 25, 2020

Flat Rock, Michigan, was the home of the classification yard of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton.

It became a key terminal for the Grand Trunk Western after it acquired the DT&I in 1980.

GTW was known for its colorful red and blue locomotives with white stripes, numbers and herald.

In the image above SD40 No. 5918 is in Flat Rock on Aug. 11, 1982. This unit was built for the GTW in January 1970.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

100 Miles From Pittsburgh

October 30, 2019

An eastbound Conrail train passes milepost 100 on the Fort Wayne Line near Canton on March 9, 1985.

On the point is SD40 No. 6305 and a sister unit hauling another load of freight.

Mileposts on the Fort Wayne Line are numbered from downtown Pittsburgh, specially, West Penn, which is 0.2 miles west of the former Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station.

Photograph by Robert Farkas