After switching the sprawling Steel Dynamics plant near Butler, Fort Wayne based local L96 splits the searchlights at Spencerville on the former Wabash behind a pair of freshly repainted SD40-2's.... (more)
On their return trip to Fort Wayne, L96 eases to a stop outside of Grabill to wait for a meet with an eastbound mixed freight. A few horses size up the much larger and more powerful 3,000 horsepow... (more)
With the fog lifting, the sun makes an appearance just in time for a pair of Wheelings ex Wisconsin Central SD 40-2s, on lease to NS, to cruise by the west end Spencerville siding. The local L96 w... (more)
A pair of Wheeling units repaying HP Hours to NS work the L96 local.
With matching ex-Wisconsin Central SD40-2's for power, L96 pulls a cut of cars to the east end of the yard as they build their train for the return to Fort Wayne.
The sound of two EMD 645-engines echoes through the farmlands of northeastern Indiana as the Wheeling's two ex-Wisconsin Central SD40-2's (on lease to NS) work hard to get a heavy L96 up the grade... (more)
L96 is seen just north (railroad east) of St. Joe with a solo SD40-2 highnose in fresh paint in the lead.
With a recently repainted high-hood in charge, L96 passes a picturesque pond on their way east to work Steel Dynamics.
A newly painted high hood kicks up some fresh powdery snow that has fallen throughout the day as it passes the east end Spencerville siding.
A beaten looking ex-Conrail pulls into the east end of Spencerville siding to wait for the NS 66A to pass by.
A pair of high hood SD40-2s fresh out of New Haven, leads the local L96 across the Maumee River on its way to the SDI steel mill at Butler, IN. 96 loads for the L96 today.
After working at the SDI steel mill, the NS L96 local crosses the CSX, NS diamonds on its journey back to Fort Wayne.