Q132 rockets out of Sugar Ridge with a pair of Belles leading the charge.
Thanks to fellow contributor WMHeilman's hearing, we were able to snag CSX H718 on the Toledo Branch just north of Mortimer diamonds on a beautiful evening.
After delays due to MoW work in North Baltimore and cross traffic on NS at Mortimer, Q107 now has a straight shot all the way down to Ridgeway where it will turn west for Kansas City.
Q107 passes through S.E. Hancock Siding on the former T&OC Toledo Branch, a KCS Southern Belle GEVO and TFM SD70MAC up front. The TFM units are becoming a rarity as KCS renumbers, reletters, and r... (more)
After delays on their run from Avon the previous night, Q218 was outlawed at Galatea allowing for a rare daylight run up the Toledo Branch. With their destination of Stanley Yard less than 20 mile... (more)
After holding the main for a meet with Q132, southbound Q219 gets back on the move at Dunbridge behind an ex-Conrail workhorse. The intact code-line, NYC target signal, and derelict plastics plant... (more)
A quartet of matching armour-yellow units lead Q132 north on the Toledo Branch with the usual solid train of Pacer containers.
On the hottest day northern Ohio has seen in many years, Q219 rolls to a stop in Sugar Ridge. Ahead, H719 has the main tied up in Bowling Green.
Q219 leaves the city of Bowling Green behind and re-enters the fertile farmlands of northwestern Ohio.
A welded rail train curves through downtown Kenton. At this point the tracks have turned from a north-south alignment to almost due east-west, allowing a nose-lit shot of northbound trains in the... (more)
The last light of day shines on southbound Q219 as it rounds a small s-curve south of Galatea.
Back on the move after inspecting his train for defects, Q637 passes CP 14.
UP 8415 leads CSX train Q132 northbound across the Diamonds at Galatea
CSXT 4676 leads a southbound Grain train on the Toledo branch just north of Ridgeway
X132 passes thru Kenton with a former IC SD40-2 in the lead