Westbound through Fostoria on a sunny day in Ohio.
Freshly painted HLCX with a colorful lashup including a NREX unit takes this train south. This train was 8500 feet!
With the sun shining it is still a frigid day at 10 degrees. The two units work hard to get this train rolling up the grade to Botkins.
After waiting on K185 at AK this Q train is on the move again. How rare TFM on the Toledo Sub.
Heavy snow makes visibility low as the crew is ready to shove back a string of cars into Provico at Botkins.
Over the Botkins hill S507 comes past Provico in Botkins. Part of the train is in the shadow of the new fertilizer distribution location where 6500' of track will be added.
A short southbound just coming over Botkins hill.
Coming under the still standing coaling tower at Marion. This local has a few more to wait on.
Just passing the Hardin detector this Q train is able to get underway again. It was held up at mp163 for 45mins or so because the train before this had a hotbox on axle 224.
The setting sun and blue sky made for a perfect opportunity for this picture.
The crew gets on there way with the sun setting after the Q520 passed on track 2 heading south.
The local pulls the string of cars out to be added onto the train, another eastbound autorack was waiting right behind this local on the main.
Slowly coming through Marion. The crew was held up for quite awhile because the IC loco wouldn't pull. They came out of Bellefontaine at 4mph. The dispatcher said to red tag it and most likely thi... (more)
On the move again, K599 comes out of AK siding and crosses Owl Creek.
Waiting for the northbound X550, which had UP engine 5149 as the second loco.