After working around Leipsic for a couple of hours, southbound D743 splits the last pair of B&O intermediates on the Toledo Sub at MP 153.5 with a GP30 slug leading the way.
With their second unit encountering engine problems, Q339's lead motor is doing all the work as the lengthy train climbs out of Leipsic, knocking down the B&O CPL's at "XN," where the I&O main can... (more)
Northbound stack train rolls past the old tower where the NS and CSXT cross.
With their work complete at the sprawling Protec steel plant, L7M passes by the newer mill and it's older brother in West Leipsic on a gorgeous fall afternoon.
Shooting signals on the eastern railroads is pretty cool. There is alot of history in these signals and and the lines they still operate on. Upgrades to the signal systems will someday put most si... (more)
Northbound freight Q506 enroute to Toledo blast off from the north end of Leipsic after Q339 pulls into the siding. Some of these junk trains on the Toledo Sub can have match sets of standard cabs... (more)
NKP 765 blasts past the old mill at West Leipsic. There is a NKP painted GEVO back there but you can't tell through all the steam.
Northbound Q134 makes it's usual early morning run on the Toledo Sub, knocking down the signals at XN just south of Leipsic. This location was once where the DT&I main crossed the B&O before paral... (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!
With a pair of foreign forties in charge, K443 eases across the NS diamond at Leipsic Junction as they make their way through the 10 mph siding for a meet with northbound K185. The lean of the tra... (more)
Mixed bag 186 hammers the diamonds with the former B&O Toledo Subdivision, passing the defunct tower at "Liepsic Junction", as NS has misspelled it on the sign.
Q241 makes quick work of Leipsic Junction on its southbound trek towards Kentucky.
CSX Q507 rolls across the NS Fostoria District diamonds at Leipsic Junction and passes under a classic B&O cantilever signal.
With all work complete, southbound D743 sprints back to Lima behind a matching road slug set. Derelict XN Tower sits in the background, just to the right of the B&O cantilever.
After waiting for NS to run one across the diamond, southbound G896 gets back on the move behind a pair of YN2 AC44's. The B&O CPL's and the empty shell of XN Tower stand guard over the scene.