Posts Tagged ‘Seaboard System motive power’

Something You Haven’t Seen in a While

December 16, 2020

It is early in the CSX era in Akron. Former Seaboard System C30-7 in its Seaboard livery is leading a train on April 27, 1987. This isn’t, though, the unit’s original livery. When built by GE in September 1979, it was a Louisville & Nashville Unit where it had the same roster number. The Family Lines look pays tribute to that heritage.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Mixture of Eras in Warwick

August 4, 2020

The lead unit says this is the era of the Seaboard Coast Line, but the two trailing units are painted in an early CSX blue and gray livery. This westbound train is passing through Warwick in September 1988.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Cruising Through the Countryside

May 5, 2020

This is a CSX train although you might not know that just by looking at the motive power. On the point is Cheasapeake & Ohio SD50 No. 8627 leading an is eastbound near Easton, Ohio on June 5, 1988.

Trailing is another Chessie Systems unit and a Seaboard Systems locomotive. It won’t be long before these engines are given new colors and markings.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

The Look of the Seaboard

April 16, 2020

The early CSX era like the early Conrail era was notable for sightings of predecessor railroad motive power that had served another region of the country.

On the former Baltimore & Ohio line though Akron that mean seeing locomotives from various southern railroads, including Seaboard System

When this image was made in September 1988 CSX U36B No. 5742 still wore its Seaboard livery.

The unit was built for Seaboard in April 1971 and is shown leading a westbound train in Clinton (Warwick).

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Spanning 3 Generations

April 1, 2020

At first glance, this appears to be a Chessie System train. But look more closely at the second and third units.

They are wearing Seaboard System attire. This is actually a CSX train westbound in Akron on April 9, 1988.

The lead unit carries markings for the Baltimore & Ohio and the train is, of course, on an ex-B&O mainline.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Vestiges of the Past in These Photos

February 19, 2020

In these three images can be found many traces of the past and things that are no more.

The top image made made on May 8, 1987, in Akron. It may not be readily apparent to some that this is an eastbound CSX train.

The motive power includes Baltimore & Ohio 8593 in its Chessie System livery, a former Seaboard System unit and another Chessie locomotive.

The photographer was standing on the former right of way of the westbound Erie Railroad mainline, which by this time had been abandoned.

The middle image was made in Barberton on May 9, 1987.

The trailing unit indicates it is the early CSX era. Lead unit No. 8373 is a former Chesapeake & Ohio SD40-2 wearing its Chessie colors.

Note the bright Cyron-Trans boxcars in the consist.

The bottom image also was made in Barberton but in May 1988. Like the other Barberton image it has a Seaboard System unit in its original colors.

Photographs by Robert Farkas