Posts Tagged ‘SD50 locomotives’

Around the Curve in Clinton

March 11, 2023

CSX SD50 No. 8612 is eastbound in Clinton on March 24, 1997. Visible through the trees at left is Warwick Tower, which today can no longer be seen from where I took this image because of trees that have grown up along the south (left in photo) side of the tracks. The 8612 was built in January 1985 for the Seaboard System and later upgraded by CSX to become an SD50-3.
Photograph by Robert Farkas

Splitting the Signals in Orrville

March 8, 2023

Conrail SD50 No. 6778 splits a pair of Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals at Back Orrville Road in Orrville in June 1984. The train is operating westbound. These signals were later were removed by Norfolk Southern. No. 6778 was built in May 1984 and later wound up on the NS motive power roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Passing Beneath Ohio Route 21

January 21, 2023

CSX SD50 No. 8556 and its train is westbound under the Ohio Route 21 bridge in Warwick Yard in Clinton in April 1996. Warwick Tower is just visible in the background to the right of the bridge pillars.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Really, This is a CSX Train

September 14, 2022

A pair of former Chesapeake & Ohio locomotives still in their Chessie System livery are working for CSX as they pass eastbound through Clinton in February 1988. The 8626 and the 8567 are SD50 models.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Still Carrying its Heritage

April 8, 2022

CSX SD50 No. 8595 is westbound in Akron on April 9, 1988. The locomotive was built in August 1984 as Baltimore & Ohio No. 8595. It is shown still wearing its Chessie System livery.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

SD50 in Clinton

March 3, 2022

Originally built for the Chesapeake & Ohio, SD50 No. 8563 was later rebuilt and reclassified by CSX as an SD50-2. It is shown leading a westbound through Clinton on the CSX New Castle Subdivision on Nov. 6, 2011.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Narrow Cabs in Clinton

June 18, 2021

CSX SD50 No. 8526 leads what appears to be a westbound coke train in Clinton on March 10, 1996. The unit was built in March 1964 for the Seaboard System and has since been upgraded to an SD50-3.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Happy Birthday Conrail

April 8, 2021

Somehow it got by all of us that this month marks the 45th anniversary of the Consolidated Rail Corporation beginning operations.

So to mark the occasion we set the wayback machine dial to the Conrail era.

It’s Aug. 15, 1984, in Alliance. SD50 No. 6742 is leading a train toward Pittsburgh via the Cleveland Line line through Bayard, Ohio.

Nearby is a set of helper locomotives sitting in the yard, GP38-2 Nos. 8132 and CR 8126.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Conrail Monday: Two Bygone Relics in Ravenna

March 29, 2021

Conrail SD60 No. 6812 leads an eastbound manifest freight in Ravenna in June 1986. It is passing the since removed former Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Quite a Motive Power Lash-up There

September 13, 2020

Conrail SD50 No. 6719 leads an eastbound in North Lawrence, Ohio, in late 1987. If you’re not sure where that is, don’t feel bad as we didn’t either. A google check shows its located on the Fort Wayne Line between Massillon and Orrville but is closer to the former.

That is quite a motive power lineup behind No. 6719 with what appear to be Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific units in the consist.

Photograph by Robert Farkas