Posts Tagged ‘Warwick’

CSX Action in Clinton

December 23, 2021

Veteran railroad photographer Bob Farkas often makes images of CSX trains in Clinton on the New Castle Subdivision. That’s not surprising given it is just a few miles down the road from his home in Canal Fulton.

In this series we get a perspective of CSX trains in various locations, including at the far west end of Warwick Yard. Other vantage points include Warwick Park, the east end of the yard and the area near Warwick Tower.

All of the images were made during 2021 and offer a snap shot of Class 1 railroad operations in the era of precision scheduled railroading of longer and fewer trains.

Photographs 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

CSX Two for Tuesday in Akron, Clinton

October 26, 2021

CSX GP40-2 No. 4411 leads an eastbound through Akron on Aug. 20, 2021, in the top image. The same train and locomotive is shown in the bottom image earlier in the day making a setout/pickup in Clinton at Warwick Yard. No. 4411 was built for Conrail as No. 3303.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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