After getting this guy in Lima we chased it down I-75 to Swanders which is a small hamlet south of Wapakoneta. We made it just in time after getting stuck in traffic from two separate accidents. T... (more)
A CSX empty ethanol train breaks the silence as it roars past a cemetery of turn of the century gravestones in Swanders, Ohio. Locomotives:CSX 5344 ES40DCCSX 5432 ES40DC
CSX & NS power lead a unit train of steel coils as it makes its way south, passing the B&O CPL at the Swanders Control Point on the CSX Toledo Sub. K524 is taking the siding to meet a northbound Q... (more)
There is only a handful of these double mast CPL signals along this ex-B&O country. Here at SW Cabin, south of Swanders, the mainline is lined for northbound freight train heading towards Lima.
A trio of leasers bring Q512 north in the evening on the Toledo Sub.
A close-up of the bracket mast CPL signals at the north end of the double track.
Southbound Q339 passes the north end of a stretch of double track at "SW" north of Sidney.
Taking my last train north for the year, I waited at Swanders,OH also know as SW cabin for this southbound to pass.
Early morning fog makes a nice scene at SW Cabin. Nothbound waits for numerous southbounds to pass.
BNSF 5848 is sole power for a southbound at SW Cabin
The Spirit of West Virginia leads K185 north at Swanders
Northbound at Swanders with three C40-8W's and one C44-9W
Q516 with a former Conrail SD60M and former SOO SD60 heads north at Swanders
The setting sun and blue sky made for a perfect opportunity for this picture.