Posts Tagged ‘Sterling Ohio’

Loran Rail Grinder Two for Tuesday

February 7, 2023

These images were made on the morning of Aug. 29, 2002. LORAM SBC-2402 is leaving Sterling and heading east to Clinton on the CSX New Castle Subdivision. In the bottom image, the same equipment is shown after passing the photographer in Sterling.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX Trio on the New Castle Subdivision

February 1, 2023

Here is a trio of CSX trains and locomotives. We see CSX 826 eastbound in Sterling on Aug. 26, 2022, CSX 3164 is heading east in Sterling on the same date, and CSX 5359 westbound in Clinton on Aug. 6, 2013.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX 801 in Sterling

January 8, 2023

CSX SD80MAC No. 801 is westbound in Sterling in October 1999. The unit was built for Conrail in February 1996. Later renumbered CSX 4591, it was acquired by NS which numbered it 7218. It was the only Conrail SD80MAC to receive the CSX tri-color livery.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX New Castle Sub Two for Tuesday

December 6, 2022

Here are a pair of images of CSX trains on the New Castle Subdivision made on consecutive days in October 2022.

In the top image ES44DC No. 5457 leads a westbound in Sterling. The next day another westbound led by CN44AC No. 7250 is in Barberton.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Another Out of Ordinary Visitor to Akron

August 27, 2022

For the second time in less than two weeks an out of the ordinary locomotive led a westbound train through Akron on the CSX New Castle Subdivision.

On Friday, the 3194, the Spirit of Our Law Enforcement ES44AH unit, led train X331 through Akron at 3:30 p.m. The X symbol denotes an extra section of train M331, which originates in Cumberland, Maryland, and travels to Avon Yard west of Indianapolis. The X331 is shown west of Sterling just after 5 p.m.

On Aug. 17, the trio of CSX FP40H-2 units in their attractive Baltimore & Ohio heritage-like livery led the executive train through Akron around noon on a roundabout journey to Chicago through Michigan.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CP Power Two for Tuesday

June 14, 2022

Canadian Pacific motive power is not rare in Northeast Ohio, but is uncommon on the CSX New Castle Subdivision.

The images shown here were made in late August 2004. The top image of CP 6037 running westbound was made in Sterling.

The same locomotive is shown with the same second unit heading east in Clinton on another day.

My guess is the two units got to their western destination, were turned, and sent back east.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX in Sterling Two for Tuesday

April 5, 2022

CSX ES44DC No. 5386 leads a westbound rail train in Sterling on Oct. 28, 2021, in the top photograph. The unit was built in June 2006. In the bottom photograph, AC44CW No. 555 has an auto rack train rolling eastbound in Sterling on Oct. 28, 2021.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Southbound Out of Cleveland

March 25, 2022

CSX GP40 No. 6638 is southbound out of the Cleveland area approaching the wye at Sterling where it could go west to Willard or east to New Castle, Pennsylvania. The unit was built in November 1971 for the Baltimore & Ohio so it is on familiar rails. The image was made in August 1987.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Handing Up Orders in Sterling

January 27, 2022

It is mid 1985 in Sterling and the operator from Sterling Tower is about to hand something, probably train orders, to a crewman on Western Maryland 4317.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A CSX Two for Tuesday in Sterling

January 25, 2022

This used to be where the Baltimore & Ohio crossed the Erie, but the latter is long gone and its right of way converted to a trail.

The B&O line between Chicago and Pittsburgh is today owned by CSX and known as the New Castle Subdivision.

In the top image CSX 3326 is on the point of train Q369 heading westbound on July 26, 2021. This train originated in Cumberland, Maryland, and is bound for Clearing Yard on the Belt Railway of Chicago.

A short time later we catch CSX 3463 leading the Q232 eastbound.

Photographs by Robert Farkas