The famed Conrail Heritage unit is on the point of loaded coal train 578 as it soars over the Tuscarawas River in Massillon, quickly approaching CP Mace.
Although a generic wedge shot with no interesting photographic venues, I wanted to shoot this unit as much as I could while it was stopped short of Beck Road in East Canton. This was the 8098's ma... (more)
With traffic ahead clear, the light pops up for Q233, and the train slowly moves into town for a crew change on the northwest connection. A lease locomotive of BNSF vintage is trailing.
Q231 wraps around the southeast connection in Deshler and heads south towards Leipsic and beyond, ducking beneath a vintage B&O signal cantilever.
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.
NS 184 follows the Sandusky River through downtown Fremont with its usual Canadian National power.
Q015 leaves the small settlement of Bloomdale in the dust as it speeds west towards Chicago.
After waiting for the light at South Deshler, Q231 accelerates to trackspeed with a pair of GE widecabs up front, the second being a new ES44AC sporting the "boxcar" logo.
Q241 makes quick work of Leipsic Junction on its southbound trek towards Kentucky.
The Indiana & Ohio LNL slowly rolls south through Cairo, heading off of the former B&O Toledo Subdivision and onto the former DT&I mainline. At the throttle is engineer and fellow RP contributor A... (more)
11G splits the signals at CP 329 on the NS Chicago Line, a mix of new and old signals.
Autorack train 31M rolls through Pettisville behind a solo Dash 9.
7926 passes a feed mill in Wellington with a long train in tow. The setting sun really accentuates the gold paint on the locomotive, which is of LMS vintage. All four units on this train are weari... (more)
Q351 heads west through Berea, a pair of YN2 GE's up front.
28Z coasts downgrade into the small town of South Fork with a trio of "Catfish" up front.