Posts Tagged ‘Warwick Tower’

One Day on the R.J. Corman

May 23, 2021

This series of images focuses on R.J. Corman EMD MP15AC No. 1410 workings train, Z613, to Warwick and return on May 7, 2021.

In sequence we see the 1410 northbound as it approaches the CSX yard in Warwick. Also on hand is CSX GP40-2 No. 6415 on the D750, which is bringing a covered hopper to be added to Z613.

Then we see the 1410 southbound after leaving CSX’s yard. In short order it passes Warwick Tower and then cruises through Canal Fulton on the Corman’s Cleveland Subdivision.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday: CSX Pair in Clinton

May 18, 2021

Today we view a pair of CSX trains in Clinton on the New Castle Subdivision. In the top photograph, CSX ET44AH No. 3405 is westbound past Warwick Tower on May 12, 2021. In the bottom image, CSX train D750 rolls westward through Clinton on the same day. The tower is long since closed but at one time controlled an extensive interlocking plant that is largely gone today.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Westbound at Warwick Tower

March 4, 2021

CSX GE C40-8W leads a westbound past the former Warwick Tower in Clinton on May 20, 1997. The photographer is standing west of the tower and alongside the R.J. Corman line that comes up from Massillon. The train is a CSX coke express.

The photographer noted that trying to duplicate this image today could get you in trouble with CSX for trespassing. At the time this image was made, railroad officials were more tolerate of such activity so long as the photographer was being careful.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Ohio Central Working on the Corman Line

September 25, 2020

Here is a series of images of an Ohio Central train running northbound on R.J. Corman rails on April 19, 2010.

In the top image, the train is in Massillon passing under the Tremont Avenue SW bridge.

In the middle image it has reached Canal Fulton. The grassy area is the approximate location of the old Baltimore & Ohio railroad station.

In the bottom image the train is passing Warwick Tower.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

CSX in Warwick and Barberton

July 15, 2019

Bob Farkas likes to get out when he can to railfan the CSX New Castle Subdivision and photograph its trains.

In the top image, train Q277 passes through Barberton with what appears to be a fairly standard consist.

In the bottom image, a westbound saunters past the former Warwick Tower, which once controlled the crossing of lines of the Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania railroads.

All of the ex-Pennsy tracks in Warwick are now gone as are the diamonds that once existed here.

Both images were made on July 1, 2019.

Warwick Moment Not Likely to be Repeated on Sunday

July 29, 2017

Here is a Warwick memory that won’t be repeated for Sunday’s picnic. A late-running eastbound Amtrak train lit by the early morning sun approaches Warwick Tower on July 1, 2004. The train is the Chicago-New York Three Rivers, which was discontinued in March 2005. Under ordinary circumstances, Nos. 40 and 41 were scheduled to pass through Warwick during darkness hours.

Photograph by Robert Farkas


Railroading as it Once Was: Finding a Pure Erie Lackawanna Power Set Passing Warwick Tower

October 13, 2016

EL at Warwick

Right from the get go Conrail started routing trains off the former Erie Lackawanna main, using a connection built between the Penn Central and EL in Akron to access the former PC Ft Wayne Line in Orrville using the Cleveland-Akron-Columbus between the two.

As power was being mixed up real fast, one of my early goals was to catch a set of EL power passing the Penn Central tower at Warwick (Clinton) along that CA&C route.

I figured that would show the merger as good as anything.

Anyway, after several tries and trains in the first couple weeks of April 1976 I got lucky and caught a pure set of EL power passing the former PC tower. Mission accomplished.

Today the tower still stands and is used by CSX signal people, but the track the train is on is long gone. Photograph scanned from a Kodacolor negative.

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee

End of PRR Track at Warwick Tower

January 26, 2016




It’s November 1988 in Warwick and this is all that exists of the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad line to Orrville. Soon, even this small section will be removed. The double tracks being crossed at the diamonds are the former ex-PRR and ex-Baltimore & Ohio lines to Massillon.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Tracking Changes in Railroad Operations

June 4, 2015



Some people say that the only thing that is constant is change. Here we have two local images that prove this. Only some of the changes have been mentioned.

In the top image, New York Central No. 7323 heads a northbound early Penn Central freight through downtown Akron in what was most likely mid-1968.

Besides NYC locomotives and a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy boxcar with a roof walk, we no longer have the Erie freight house, the EL passenger station, jointed rail, and the multitude of tracks.

In the second image, westbound Western Maryland No. 7549 passes Warwick Tower in mid-1982.

Notice the line to Orrville that  passes in front of the tower and has since been removed as well as the double track from Warwick to Lambert.

The WM and Chessie System are gone and the flat roof on Warwick Tower has been replaced while the weedy area in front of the tower has now become a gravel parking space.

Changes? They are happening even faster now.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas