A pair of EMD standard cabs coast downgrade with a loaded rack train, crossing over Ollis Creek and the former Southern Railway branch that once served the holler.
Q231 trots over the B&O at Deshler, sporting a C40-8 & AC6000CW for power.
A matching pair of YN2 C40-8's lead a lengthy Q231 south through Deshler, passing under the northbound cantilever at "Deshler Reservoir." The former B&O Toledo-Cincy mainline is still a haven for ... (more)
Q231 wraps around the southeast connection in Deshler and heads south towards Leipsic and beyond, ducking beneath a vintage B&O signal cantilever.
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.
With their lengthy rack train clear of the southeast transfer in Deshler, the engineer of Q231 throttles up as the head end rolls by the B&O CPL's at South Deshler.
Q231 grinds around the southeast wye at Deshler, ending its short run on the Willard Subdivision and beginning its trek on the Toledo Subdivision.
The old interlocking tower at Leipsic Junction still stands as Q231 caresses the NS diamond. Also take note of how Leipsic is mispelled "Liepsec" on NS' junction post.
A somewhat short Q231 pounds the Nickel Plate diamonds as it continues westbound. With no traffic to wait for on the Fostoria District and little opposing eastbound traffic on the Toledo Sub, it'... (more)
CSXT Q231 swings around the Southeastern Connection at Deshler, to head south for Cincinnati and points beyond.