In the waning moments of a sultry summer evening, westbound L74 roars out of Beaverdam behind a single SD40-2. At the time, the siding here was full of stored grain cars, but an expansion project ... (more)
The late evening shadows grow as the summer sun begins to fade, while westbound L74 makes their return run to Lima after swapping trains with the L76 crew in Findlay. The ancient buildings in the ... (more)
With a rebuilt "Admiral Cab" SD40-2 leading, westbound L74 passes the entrance to the Bluffton quarry in the late evening.
After swapping their power and trains with the L76 crew in Findlay, L74 rolls west towards Lima on what was once the Nickel Plate Road's mainline from Sandusky, Ohio to Peoria, Illinois. Today, th... (more)
Having crossed the I&O diamond, L74 is closing in on its destination of South Lima Yard. One more obstacle is in their way: a short stretch of trackage rights on CSX from NS Tower to Erie Jct. H... (more)
Sign of the times....Fostoria-Lima local L74 passes a long string of stored RailBox cars at the west end of Beaverdam Siding while traffic on parallel I-75 rushes by.
The Nickel Plate freight house stands silent and forgotten as L74 eases through town. What was once Nickel Plate's Lake Erie & Western District main line from Sandusky to Frankfort, IN (and on to ... (more)
With six DODX flats loaded with M-1 Abrams tanks for the Lima Army Tank Plant, L74 switches onto to Lima District at "DA." Today's single unit and 22 cars is a far cry from this summer, when it w... (more)