Uniquely painted 8803 leads a light power move west through Marion as the conductor checks out the fans by the tower.
A SD60 leads the NS 234 though Marion, as it knocks down the signal for AC Tower, and prepares to pound the diamonds.
NS 234 approaches the diamonds at Marion, with today's power being a sort of new BNSF Gevo. Funny how I catch BNSF Power both times I visit Marion.
An ex-Conrail Dash 8 leads CSX Q123 across the diamonds at Marion.
CSX light engines heading through the diamonds at Marion
CSXT 6951 leads a road slug and string of covered hoppers past Union Station as my brother tries a shot through the bushes
Dozens of trains crossing the diamonds daily means maintaining them every month. And maintaining them means welding them up and grinding them down, as seen here.
Heading west in the last rays of sun on a clear fall day, a couple of CSX GEVOs bring some centerbeams across the Marion diamonds
After going in emergency for the 3rd time this afternoon, NS 179 sits by the Fairground St crossing, while the conductor inspects the train.
A 200 car coal train heads south past AC Tower where railfans watch from all levels.
A local running long hood forward with four cars in tow crosses the NS Sandusky district, heading back to Marion Yard.
A railfan watches NS 234 roll by next to the preserved AC tower. When AC tower was in service, it was located just across the tracks from the station, and was a bit higher up then it is today.
A bit of fall colors show in the trees behind the eastbound 18M passing though Marion on a busy afternoon.
NS 218 rounds the curve and passes the NW CPL and prepares to pound the diamond, as it continues east on the Sandusky District.
CSXT 499 leads an empty hopper train under the eastbound C&O cantilever signals that protect the AC Tower diamonds.