Westbound L7N leaves the afternoon rainclouds behind and bursts out into full sunshine as they roll out of Payne behind a solo SD40-2. The 6119 was the first engine to debut NS's new admiral cab, ... (more)
Wasting no time, westbound roadrailers blare out of Continental behind a pair of the ever-elusive Catfish. With temperatures in the mid-70's, a few trees beginning to bloom, and the sun setting la... (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.
One of the only times I ever managed to catch a former Conrail unit leading in good light was a chilly winter morning in late 2010. Here, a solo ex-Con SD50 leads a lengthy L75 between the NKP sig... (more)
Making a desperate charge towards a crew change in New Haven, westbound 145 thunders out of Continental shortly after sunrise. A classic pair of SD60's provide the power for the late-running manif... (more)
A thin layer of clouds quickly moves across the night sky while the Nickel Plate bracket mast keeps watch over the sleepy village of Miller City. The days are numbered for this sentinel and it's c... (more)
A lengthy 186 splits the Nickel Plate signals at W.E. North Findlay behind a ratty C40-8 and a much cleaner SD70. The NKP bracket mast on the right is on borrowed time, as NS plans to replace thes... (more)
The sunset glints off the eastbound auto-rack train just before rolling through Edgerton, Indiana.
The Nickel Plate bracket mast guarding the east end of Miller City stands tall on a crisp and clear January night while the stars move across the night sky. For a moment, it seems as though the wo... (more)
The EOT of an eastbound empty coal train trails off into the distance after the head end knocked down the approach indication at E.E. Miller City.
A former N&W veteran drags L7N's train of coil cars west on the Fostoria District. The towns of Edgerton and Payne can be seen in the background.
A Norfolk Southern "Top Hat" Dash 9 splits 3 generations of Signals including one of original Nickel Plate lineage, one installed by NW and one installed by NS at Broughton, Ohio on the NS Fostori... (more)
The NS Fostoria District is silent for now as the sun sets in the western horizon.
After crossing from Ohio into Indiana a westbound coal train rolls through the vast fertile farmlands of eastern Indiana. At the end of the train you can see the grain elevators of Edgerton, IN.
A work train makes its way through Fostoria in the midst of a snow storm.