The dwarf at Deshler and an almost full moon shine bright on a silent, tranquil night along the old B&O.
A southbound rack train makes its way down the CSX Toledo Subdivision on a sunny Winter afternoon, passing the Baltimore & Ohio CPL's south of Ottawa, Ohio.
Breaking up the monotony of GE widecabs, two leased EMD's provide the muscle for Q365, pounding the diamond at Leipsic Junction and passing under the soon-to-be-replaced CPL's guarding the NKP/B&O... (more)
M342 passes the B&O signals at S. Ottawa on its way north from Cincinnati.
Southbound Q339 pulls out of the siding at South Ottawa behind an oddball lashup consisting of a former Burlington Northern SD70MAC, a NS Dash 9, a CSX MP15DC, and a CEFX AC44.
D743 charges south with double SP units on the point. Pretty cool to see these around in 2015, 19 years after SP vanished.
Q501 rumbles across the NKP with CSX 688 in charge of a large train. Also providing power is a random CSX D8 and NREX 8628, 2706, 2683, 2734, and 2711 all in SP paint.
Coming out of the thickest fog I've ever seen, Q231 wastes no time getting underway after meeting Q506 just north of here. With the correct leader they notch up towards Deshler and points south.
Q231 flies southward through Tontogany at track speed passing under the B&O installed CPL which for now still stands. The mast facing north was replaced earlier this year due to a derailment and t... (more)
A CSX SD40-2 and a HLCX SD40-2 lead Q241 south onto the Toledo Sub at Deshler.
A pair of GE's lead Q134 into Deshler in the morning sun.
One of few CSX thundercabs, CSX 4848 and company struggle to get a loaded K185 underway again on wet rails as they pass through S. Deshler.
With less than a handful of these running around I was happy to hear D743 had one. Here they exit the east siding with a straight shot back to Lima.
I turned around on my way home as soon as I saw this guy, not often SD40-2's lead coal trains so we drove back the way we came to 153.6 and shot E255 splitting the last B&O CPL's north of Lima on ... (more)
Q517 crosses the NKP at Leipsic Jct. with a rough looking D8 in the lead.