With a clean veteran up front, ethanol empties head back west.
A trio of GE's, one CSX and two BNSF, lead a long Q393 towards Defiance. This train would meet Q324 just a mile west of here.
Eastbound empty coal hoppers behind a couple of Dash 8s pass behind "the barn" west of Holgate. Green grass, leaves on the trees, and a nice 60 degree day to enjoy the parade of trains. What mor... (more)
As Q351 races by, we catch a wave from the conductor. The opportunity to shoot this train in good light no longer exists, as it no longer runs to Chicago, instead terminating in Willard.
A pair of GE's lead 369 past the bad order set-out siding west of Holgate.
Elephant style SD70MAC's lead 393 towards Holgate.
Splitting Holgate in half, Q136 approaches Keyser Street.
136 rolls through Hamler, passing the spot where the spur to the grain elevator once was.
Ethanol loads roll out of the setting sun on their trip east.
500 rolls by the elevator at Standley on their way to Garrett.
With a long string of containers and trailers in tow, two CSX GEs roar east past the crossovers at Holgate.
An eastbound mixed glows orange in the last few minutes before sunset at Holgate, Ohio
Sweet evening light on the flat lands of western Ohio
The sun continues its slow trek towards the horizon as a short eastbound freight cruises along beside snow covered fields. Holgate's grain elevator and water tower can be seen in the distance.
With 11 cars of crossties in tow, an aging B30-7 heads east past an old barn near Holgate. The crew's work is nearly done; upon arrival at Deshler, they will put the entire train into track four ... (more)