Southbound Q339 pulls out of the siding at South Ottawa behind an oddball lashup consisting of a former Burlington Northern SD70MAC, a NS Dash 9, a CSX MP15DC, and a CEFX AC44.
Southbound Q339 notches up after clearing the southeast connection in Deshler behind a pair of AC44's.
Built in 1980 as L&N 8098, this aging EMD can still get the job done on her own. After meeting L134, a 23-car Q339 eases out onto the main at South Deshler on a mild summer morning.
With their second unit encountering engine problems, Q339's lead motor is doing all the work as the lengthy train climbs out of Leipsic, knocking down the B&O CPL's at "XN," where the I&O main can... (more)
The last southbound in this morning's parade just south of Botkins.