A pair of B&O GP-9's pull a transfer from Conrail to the Chessie yard at Center St in Youngstown, Ohio. The Republic Steel blast furnaces make an interesting backdrop.
A Chessie System freight curves through Center St. junction in Youngstown, Ohio. Note the large ore pile and Republic Steel gantry crane off to the left. The double main the lead unit is on is Conrail's former PRR PY&A Branch. The lines over on the right are Conrail's ex NYC line to Ashtabula.
A CSX train sports a solid consist of Chessie painted units as it climbs the hill out of Akron, Ohio.
C&O SD-35 7428 leads a westbound train through the former Akron Union Passenger Depot area.
A pair of Western Maryland units pause at Center St in Youngstown, Ohio.
A black and gold Western Maryland SD-40 leads a westbound through Kent, Ohio on the B&O.
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Western Maryland GP-40 3798 leads coke loads at JO interlocking in Akron, Ohio in January 1980. The former EL mains are still in off to the right but little used by this date.
A Chessie System westbound waits at Warwick tower in Clinton, Ohio in January 1979. A black and gold "Wild Mary" SD-40 has the honors this day.
Two Western Maryland units meet again, this time far from home rails. Both trains are on the B&O in Akron, Ohio with the Wooster local sporting a home built chop nose GP-9. This meet took place in February 1980.
Westbound grain at Akron, Ohio in October 1978. That colorful Chessie System consist is giving the Fall trees some color competition!
A fresh dip Chessie System GP-30 has pulled up to a stop at JO in Akron, Ohio in April 1978.
A westbound ore empty for Lorain, Ohio has stopped in Clinton, Ohio. A crew member is enjoying the break outside his engine on this nice November 1981 day. Note the remote lights on the cab roof of the 7409. These trains were often loaded using the remote feature to move the units.
On a fine September 1978 afternoon a cool first generation consist heads west in Akron, Ohio. A crew member is shading his eyes to see who is snapping his photo. Note the Conrail caboose way down there on the former EL tracks.
Western Maryland GP-40 3795 creates it's own little blizzard as it blasts through Creston, Ohio in February 1977.
A clean Western Maryland GP-9 on train 396 passes a Conrail westbound on the former EL in Akron, Ohio. It's June, 1980, and old first generation power like this could still be found in charge of mainline trains.