A stone train just out of Clay center contrasts with some late fall color while a NS 14N comes up alongside on track 2.
CSX number 1 leads this day's Q231 south towards the Toledo Sub.
Hot mail train 20E is about to fly under the old NYC signals at MP 282, soon to be replaced by the new cantilever standing to the right.
A loaded oil train of 'white cars' rolls east on NS under a former NYC signal bridge that won't be around much longer.
With two engines and 7 cars a special move from Toledo to Fort Wayne blasts west out of Toledo.
An empty stone train slowly trundles down the Carrothers to Woodville for another load. The Ohio turnpike crosses over the line in the background.
After waiting for 262, 218 and CSX cross traffic the 217 finally gets their turn through Fostoria.
The Woodville job is rolling down the Carrothers with a "SpongeBob SquareCab" on the point this day.
The Monett turn heads south, just weeks before the ACe's showed up to replace the Alcos.
Right time, right direction, no eastbound changing crews to block it, bright sun on a partly sunny day - sometimes it just all comes together!
A pair of heritage units bring an empty oil train west across Ohio on a beautiful fall afternoon.
A CSX OCS special to Detroit (via CN) and back (via CSX) rolls back into Walbridge yard.
A Herzog MPM working on NS.
A southbound KCS road train leaves the yard office at Watts after a brief stop.
The Wabash leads 19A west under the old NYC era signal bridge that is soon to be replaced by the modern signals behind them waiting their literal and figurative turn.