Posts Tagged ‘Warwick Tower’

What You Used to be Able to Do

September 28, 2022

For many years railfans have no longer been permitted to photograph in the area between the CSX tracks/RJ Corman tracks and the front of Warwick Tower in Clinton.

This post is thus is dedicated to a once great location to photograph trains.

It is the afternoon of March 6, 2005. A CSX westbound train headed by BNSF 5838 is slowly coming around the curve waiting for the westbound signal seen in another image in the sequence.

Also seen are the train and the tower, a different view of the train and the tower, and a closer view of the train.

Finally, we have a roster shot of the BNSF locomotive at the signal and an image of the train leaving. Note that the CSX locomotive has “Rice Yard Hump Unit” lettering on it.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday in Warwick

July 12, 2022

Here are two from Warwick made on June 3, 2022. The top image of CSX 6248 is eastbound with what looks to be a local. The bottom image shows R.J. Corman No. 3001 running southbound past the former Warwick Tower, which is now used by maintenance of way crews. When I first saw this unit a few weeks ago, it was wrongly lettered “JR Corman.”

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Warwick Tower Two for Tuesday

May 23, 2022

If you can’t get enough Western Maryland motive power we have a treat for you on two for Tuesday. In the top image WM No. 7549 leads a westbound train past Warwick Tower in September 1982. Trailing is Baltimore & Ohio No. 4233.

In the bottom image Chesapeake & Ohio No. 4825 leads another westbound. This image was made from inside the open space between the tower and the tracks that today is off limits to railfans. That area can easily be seen in the top photo.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Coming into Warwick

December 17, 2021

It’s Nov. 9, 2009, as the Ohio Central transfer run heads for Warwick Yard in Clinton to interchange with CSX. On the point is a GE B23-S7 that once belonged to Conrail. The train is operating on trackage rights on the R. J. Corman. Warwick Tower has long since been closed and the photographer is standing close to where the Pennsylvania Railroad line between Akron and Columbus once ran.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Leaving Town

December 17, 2021

Having completed picking up and dropping off cars for CSX at its Warwick Yard in Clinton, R.J. Corman SD40-2 No. 7107 is leaving town, passing Warwick Tower on the way. The tower is now used by CSX maintenance of way personnel. The image was made on Oct. 13, 2021.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Coming Into Warwick

December 9, 2021

R.J. Corman GP16 No. 1804 passes the former Warwick Tower as its train is about to enter the CSX yard. The 1804 was built in June 1950 for the Seaboard Air Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Q137 at Warwick Tower

November 4, 2021

CSX intermodal train Q137 passes the former Warwick Tower in Clinton. The train originates in Baltimore and terminates at 59th Street Yard in Chicago. It regularly operates through Northeast Ohio during the daylight hours.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

All That Was Left of the CA&C in Warwick

October 27, 2021

It is November 1988 in Warwick where all that is left of the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad line to Orrville and Columbus is this short stub passing in front of Warwick Tower. Originally, this route was known as the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus. Soon this track and the crossings would be gone as well as one of the two lines being crossed. The line that would be left would become an R.J. Corman line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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