In what will likely be my last look at the railroad that I grew up marveling over, Q167 crosses from main two to one at FC Tower and rolls by the three dead MAW engines that have served the east e... (more)
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.
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.
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)
With their work complete around Warsaw, this tie train heads south past the local water hole where birds of all kinds have joined the cattle for the evening.
An impressive lashup of six elephant style units leads 19K south as they split the Pennsy lights at CP 19. Three brand new Ferrosur GE's are in tow.
Just moments after the clouds parted, GRCL rolls through downton Ada and passes the restored station and Pennsy caboose. Let the chase begin!
Eastbound coke loads storm into Miller City shortly after sunrise, passing the town cemetery and a classic NKP bracket mast.
Westbound 17K hits Comstock Street in Wabash at 25 mph with Norfolk Southern's Lehigh Valley heritage unit leading the way. This was the units first "leading role" after it's nose job. Kudos to NS... (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!
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em... Two of the Indiana Northeastern's finest lead a heavy train into Angola, putting on an impressive smoke and sound show at the Fox Lake Road overpass.
Something just doesn't seem normal here...
Now on 40 mph track, GRCL rolls east through the sleepy town of North Robinson and passes the classic Pennsy position lights in town. A great end to a great chase!
Amidst a short period of white out conditions, a rerouted 218 splits the New York Central signals as they enter the village of Pettisville.