Canadian Pacific trackage rights train 242 (formerly 34T on NS) takes the quiet village of Alvordton by storm, passing the Wabash searchlights at the W.E. Alvordton siding.
Westbound 17K hits Comstock Street in Wabash at 25 mph with Norfolk Southern's Lehigh Valley heritage unit leading the way. This was the units first "leading role" after it's nose job. Kudos to NS... (more)
Leading it's first train since it's re-release after a new nose job, the Lehigh Valley 8104 makes a dash towards Lafayette after meeting two eastbounds in the hole at Colburn.
Fresh off it's re-release party, the Lehigh Valley heritage GEVO leads a short 17K through Roanoke Station, just outside of Roanoke on the former Wabash. Our chase covered 160+ miles (one way) and... (more)
Northbound Q134 bangs across the diamond with the NS Fostoria District at Leipsic Junction led by a pair of C40-8W's. Catching a former Conrail unit with lit marker lights is always a bonus!
Detouring via the Toledo Sub to avoid MOW work around Fostoria, Q200 eases onto the main at North Deshler behind CSXT 8400, which was built as Western Maryland 7449 in 1969.
Short on time and making a mad dash for Walbridge, the crew of G259 has their empty grain train doing every bit of track speed with a classic SD40-2 in the lead on a breezy evening in the small to... (more)
It's a standoff in Pemberville as westbound K178 (in the distance) holds on main one for eastbound G942, knocking down the medium clear and preparing to take the center siding. The signal for main... (more)
As a line of storms moves through off to the south, engineer and fellow RP contributor Aaron Border pulls an empty grain train out of the west siding in Hamler while his conductor rides the rear o... (more)
After a brief wait in Pemberville, K178 highballs under the C&O cantilever in Lemoyne with 150 empty taconite cars bound for loading at the docks in Toledo.
Afternoon clouds give way to evening sunshine as engineer and fellow RP contributor Aaron Border pilots the 4072 and 65 empty grain cars north on the former DT&I.
The head end of Q134 reflects in the still waters of one of Deshler's three reservoirs as the train slows to take the southeast connection and head for the North Baltimore intermodal terminal.
A pair of well-worn Grand Trunk GP38-2's bring a massive 229 job north through the arches at Penford Diamond, the crossing with the Lincoln Secondary.
Northbound K185 shatters the silence of a humid morning in the rolling farmlands of southern Henry County, knocking down the approach medium indication at South Deshler.
A lengthy 25T is stretched out through the rolling farmlands of northern Ohio behind a pair of Soo Line SD60's. Soon the crops will be growing tall in the fertile fields near Alvordton.