Posts Tagged ‘Sterling Ohio’

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

CSX Westbound in Rittman, Sterling

October 20, 2021

This trio of photographs features the same CSX westbound manifest freight in two locations on the New Castle Subdivision. The top image shows the train passing the salt plant in Rittman. The middle image is a roster shot of lead locomotive C40-8 No. 7528. The bottom image was made in Sterling.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Once Upon a Time in Sterling

March 24, 2021

CSX GP40 No. 6638 leads an eastbound n May 1987 past at Sterling Tower. The train is coming off the line that ran to Seville and beyond. To the right of where I am standing and to the left of the tower are the ballast and a few rails where the once mighty Erie Lackawanna crossed the former Baltimore & Ohio line at Sterling Tower.

No. 6638 was built for the B&O in November 1971.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Headed Geographic South Near Sterling

February 23, 2021

CSX SD70 ACe No. 4838 leads a train headed southbound geographically on the north side of Sterling on Sept. 4, 2014. This once one of two routes the Baltimore & Ohio had to get to Cleveland.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Sitting North of Sterling

August 19, 2020

The CL&W Subdivision of CSX links the New Castle Sub with Cleveland and Lorain. In recent years, though, the lower end of this line has been idle and sometimes used for car storage.

Shown is a southbound sitting north of Sterling on Sept. 4, 2014. At Sterling trains on the CL&W could go either west or east on the New Castle Sub.

Photograph by Robert Farkas