One of the MAW's two ex-Santa Fe GP7u's rests next to the Wabash depot in Defiance on a snowy December morning.
A former Conrail EMD leads 5 other CSXT locomotives south on Q339, which has just entered the Toledo Sub.
SD80MAC's aren't all too common in the flat lands of Ohio anymore, so fellow RP contributor Aaron Border and I jumped on the chase. Here the pair is seen passing a patriotic barn north of Fremont.
Amidst a barrage of westbounds, G345 slowly rolls up to the intermediate signals at milepost 78 on the Garrett Sub, running hot on the tail of T913 and K381.
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.
Notched out and sanders blasting away, a trio of Bessemer EMD's bring a loaded ore train through the S-curves near West Springfield.
Eastbound coke loads storm into Miller City shortly after sunrise, passing the town cemetery and a classic NKP bracket mast.
A beautiful pair of candy-apple red SOO SD60's lead coke train K223 east, passing a matching red barn.
135 is stretched out through Standley Township as viewed from the side of Harris Road.
At this point in their trip, all is going smooth for the crew aboard CSXT 4850. In just around 30 minutes, this will all change. A voltage overload set off the alarms inside the 4850, causing the ... (more)
A mother/slug set rests in the yard at Defiance as X163 rolls up on track 2.
Chase complete: After chasing this from Defiance to Hoytville, we finally got ahead with enough time to set up on the roof of our van.
Today's Q136 offers a flashback to the "good old days" where seeing a four-axle EMD on the point of a hotshot trailer train was all too common.
Q389 is a train that often has colorful lashups, but this one beats anything I've seen so far this year. Two road worn Warbonnets lead a pair of NS units and a BNSF pumpkin west on a beautiful spr... (more)
A perfect end to a great day in Deshler.