A trio of SD40-2's, Ex-CP IORY 4084 and two in G&W corporate paint, get the day's 79-car LNL (Lima North Local) back on the move southward through Hamler after a quick wait on an eastbound CSX int... (more)
With both OC units paired up finally, the LNL comes south out of Hamler with 5,100 feet of train. The entire consist was: OC 4030, 4028, CF&E 3889, and IORY 4084.
OC 4030 leads IORY 5012 and a short LNL into Leipsic to do some work before continuing on to Delta.
The LNL emerges from the shadows as it continues towards Hamler on its way to Lima.
The LNL rumbles into Malinta as sunshine finds the nose of the 4085 just as I took the shot. Malinta is where the DT&I crossed the NKP Cloverleaf and where the DT&I branch to Adrian, MI split off.... (more)
The end is near for these signals so a stop here on the chase was necessary as this will probably be the last time I bag these.
The LNL leaves Hamler behind on a hot summer day in NW Ohio.
OHCR 4028 rumbles across the NKP at Leipsic with an SD45R in SP paint trailing. This is one of the better consists I've seen on the IORY in awhile and a chase was necessary today.
A bastardized ex-SP SD45R and a OHCR SD40-2 glide northbound out of Hamler destined for Delta and Northstar Steel. They'll return south to Lima after switching cars at Delta.
The Indiana & Ohio LNL slowly rolls south through Cairo, heading off of the former B&O Toledo Subdivision and onto the former DT&I mainline. At the throttle is engineer and fellow RP contributor A... (more)