With leased power leading the NS 708, it nears the end of its westbound trip across the Ohio Central, after a short wait at CP 138, it will be back on NS tracks.
Whose railroad is this anyway? The Ohio Central crew on NS runthrough coal train 614 prepares to pickup OHCR SD40-2 4030 for the trip east over the former PRR Panhandle to Mingo Jct.
An assortment of scrapped trucks, buses, campers, and cars sit in the junkyard, as L30 shows up with a couple more gondolas to be loaded with scrap.
A long NS 305 rolls through what once was Joyce Ave yard, now other then the double track Columbus District, an access road, and a industrial siding out of the frame to the right, the once busy ya... (more)
A short local made up of a high hood SD40-2 and seven cars heads west on the NS Columbus district.
With the helpers added to the NS S52 power they head off of the yard track back onto the main, now they have a Dash 9 in the lead NS 9439, trailing Dash 8 NS 8728, Dash 7, OHCR 7137, and a SD40-2,... (more)
The power for NS S52 pulls off of the main track onto the yard track in Ohio Central's lower yard. Looks like the logo on NS 8728 was exposed to a lot of heat.
Ohio Central engineer Mike Shontz poses for this picture, as he waits for the conductor to walk back and uncouple the power from the rest of the train.
OHCR 531, complete with mismatched faded number boards, faded and peeling paint, sits in the Lower yard idling away. To see a shot from back in 2006 taken by Andrew Blaszczyk when 531 worked for N... (more)
Former Osborne Yard Bowl locomotive, now OHCR 4602, along with two C30-7's OHCR 7063 and 7064 spend Thanksgiving sitting in the lower yard. They will either pull a pipe train east, or they will be... (more)
OHCR 7137 sits in the lower yard waiting for a coal train to provide additional power to, while on another track the ECL comes to pick up a couple boxcars to take east.
OHCR 4028, which is a SD40-2 that does not have dynamic breaks, sits coupled to OHCR 4026, a SD40-T2, waiting for the next eastbound NS coal train to provide helper power.
OHCR 4028, 7063 and 4022 sit in the lower yard by the Joyce Ave overpass waiting to be added as helper engines on the eastbound NS coal trains heading from Columbus to Mingo Jct. on the Ohio Centr... (more)
OHCR 4022 will be added as a helper to the next eastbound NS coal train, but for now it sits on the not so shiny rails in Ohio Central's lower yard, a couple ft. clear of the Joyce Ave overpass.
OHCR 4030, 7137, and 4602 sit on the siding by Joyce Ave and await another though NS coal train to be cut onto for additional power across the Ohio Central Panhandle line.