Life is like a bunch of chocolates.. you never know what you're gonna get. The same can be said for a railroad hub such as Cincinnati, Ohio, where two Class I's, several shortlines and a sp... (more)
Instead of their normal trip to Washington Court House, the Lima South Local crew instead made a rare daylight run to Delta and back with three six-axle EMD's from the hodge-podge roster of the I&... (more)
A study in contrasts...IORY 4082 still wears the colors of previous I&O and CIND parent RailTex, which was purchased by RailAmerica in 2000, and contrasts sharply with the orange and black image o... (more)
The Lima crew has finished their work at Springfield yard and is now headed back to Lima. Shown here passing through Lagonda junction. Loagonda is where the former DT&I crosses the former NYC to M... (more)
With 64 loads of corn in tow, engineer Aaron Border brings the 4082 to a stop at Marion Street to wait for some cross traffic on CSX before crossing the diamond and shoving the train into the CSX ... (more)
With 64 loads of corn at the drawbar, engineer Aaron Border has his single SD40-2 moving at track speed coming out of Malinta. This small town was once home to a busy freight yard and also feature... (more)
Indiana and Ohio Railway 4082 brings a cut of grain cars South for interchange with CSX at Hamler, Ohio
Engineer and well-known RP contributor Aaron Border shows off his favorite drink as he guides the second section of a grain train south across the CSX diamond. Once clear of the switch, he will sh... (more)
With fellow RP contributor Aaron Border at the throttle, IORY 4082 leads 64 loaded grain cars south on former DT&I jointed rail. The train will be interchanged to CSX in Hamler, Ohio.
The lead unit of GUNHA slowly passes by an old farmhouse and crosses a county road south of Hamler. Catching trains in daylight on this line can be tricky.
Dynamic brakes whining, I&O's Lima-Springfield Turn cruises downhill past the grain elevator at Thackery.
Under a spectacular cloudy sunrise, I&O's 400 train waits for a new crew south of Hamler.
"Taking her out for a spin." 4082 is given a ride on the DT&I turntable to point her south for our return trip. Note: Taken on railroad property by a railroad employee.
Once the backbone of most major railroads' locomotive fleets, many SD40-2s are finding new homes on shortline and regional railroads. 35 year old IORY 4082, built in London, Ontario for Canadian P... (more)
IORY 4082 leads TDELI (Turn Delta-Lima) southbound across the Maumee River bridge south of Liberty Center