Eastbound K223 passes over the hot box/dragging equipment detector at MP 93 as it nears Defiance on a mild November afternoon.
After a day of working in the yard, the only active GP38-2 still in Conrail dress sits by the yard office in Defiance. Taken on railroad property with permission.
A beautiful pair of candy-apple red SOO SD60's lead coke train K223 east, passing a matching red barn.
With some fall color still hanging on, Q135 nears Defiance with a set of matched AC44's leading the way.
In a scene similar to one of my previous photos, we see Cody Zamostny (right) and Alan Savage grabbing their shots of train S393. Up front are a pair of GE AC6000CW "Super 60" locomotives.
A stack train rolls west on a beautiful autumn afternoon.
The typical trio of UP power rolls the empty version of the "Salad Shooter" west.
A mother/slug set rests in the yard at Defiance as X163 rolls up on track 2.
Q169 rolls around the bend at milepost 82 as they near Defiance.
Q393 rolls through the quiet countryside of rural Defiance county, passing the concrete marker for milepost 82 on the Garrett Sub.
Q135 Throttles up as it rounds the curve at Harris Road east of Defiance
A trio of C40-8 variants work hard to get an unusually long Q135 moving again at Standley.
A fauxbonnet is up front with an H2 GE and a pair of new deliveries on their way for revenue service as Q393 slows to a stop at West Standley with heavy traffic ahead.
After following this train from Hoytville to Defiance, our chase is over as we view K637 rolling up to the Westward Absolute Signal at East Defiance.
It isn't often you see a Yellowbonnet and a Death-star in the same place, but that's just what you'll find when you visit the MAW.