Posts Tagged ‘Warwick’

Power for a Local

September 29, 2021

CSX GP40-2 No. 6425 reposes in Clinton (Warwick) on June 7, 2021. At the time this image was made, this was the motive power for the D750, a local based out of Warwick Yard.

Photoraph by Robert Farkas

Some Orange in Warwick

August 10, 2021

BNSF C44-9W No. 5842 leads an is eastbound in Warwick (Clinton) out of the yard on May 8, 2004. The image was made with a 3 megapixel digital camera.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday: Then and Now at Warwick

June 29, 2021

Here are two photos from nearly the same location in Clinton (Warwick). This is the now-removed east leg of the wye that was in Warwick. As I recall the east leg was ripped out in the early 1990s.

In the top image, it’s 1968 or 1969, and a trio of Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives are heading toward Massillon.

In the bottom image, it’s May 20, 2021, and very little is left to suggest a railroad once ran through here.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Little Wild Mary, a Little B&O

May 28, 2021

Western Maryland SD40 No. 7595 is working solo at Warwick on July 14, 1982, to haul an intermodal train on what is today the CSX New Castle Subdivision. Originally, this was a Baltimore & Ohio mainline, hence the B&O style color position light. No. 7595 would later see duty on the CSX motive power roster and may have taken this signal years later in CSX dress.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Getting Out to See the Corman

May 9, 2021

You probably know Bob Farkas for his oldies but goodies photographs of railroads in the 1960s and 1970s.

But Bob also photographs contemporary action although due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues it has been more than a year since he has been trackside.

That ended on April 27, 2021, when he chased the southbound R.J. Corman train out of Clinton, where it interchanged with CSX at Warwick.

He caught the train at Butterbridge Road south of Canal Fulton and at Warwick. He acknowledged there are weeds in the top image, made at Warwick, but when he made this image with a telephoto lens he did not see the weeds in the viewfinder.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Up From the Coal Mines

April 4, 2021

Baltimore & Ohio F7A No. 4553 is passing Warwick Tower in Clinton in the late 1960s. It looks like it is hauling coal from Holloway, Ohio.

Coal was a major commodity once handled by the B&O on that line but the mines have since closed and the former B&O lines in that mining region of Ohio have been abandoned.

No. 4553 would later be transformed into a locomotive that pulled Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains. It has been saved and is now in the collection of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

For more background on No. 4553, see this earlier post on this site: https://akronrrclub.wordpress.com/tag/bo-4553/

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Power for the D750

November 20, 2020

CSX train D750 is a local based at Warwick that works to Akron and return The motive power for this train is stored on a stub end track between the CSX New Castle Subdivision mainline and the R.J. Corman line into Warwick. It is shown idling in Warwick on Christmas Eve in 2015, probably off for the holiday.

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

2 Things No Longer Used by CSX

June 30, 2020

There are two things in this image that are no longer in use by CSX but let’s not get ahead of the story just yet.

This image of a container train eastbound in Warwick was made on Oct. 13, 1996.

Lead unit CSXT No. 5891 is a GE B36-7 that was built in July 1985 for Seaboard System.

It has since been retired from the CSX roster although locomotive leasing firm NRE has it available. Just check out their website.

As for the other item no longer used by CSX, that would be the color position light signal.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Smiling Chessie Cat

June 19, 2020

It is 1986 and westbound Chessie System (Western Maryland) GP40-2 No. 4314 is sitting in Warwick on what is called the scale track where coal trains were once weighed. Perhaps her crew ran out of time and this train isĀ  awaiting a replacement crew. If you look closely at the locomotive nose you’ll see that some wag has given Chessie eyes, a nose and a smile.

Photograph by Robert Farkas