It’s a warm summer afternoon as B&O #6058 and CSXT #8253 hustle a westbound merchandise train past the depot at Nappanee, Indiana on the former-Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s Pittsburgh-Chicago line on 09 August 1990.
B&O #6085 is a GP40-2, built for the B&O in October 1972 as #4158. It would remain in service for another 2 decades, last being photographed in the dead line at Cumberland, Maryland in 2022.
CSXT #8253 was also built for the B&O, in February 1977 as #7611. It was still in service when photographed at Richmond, Virginia in March 2022.
Nappanee was a stop for Amtrak’s “Broadway Limited” from 1990–95, and again for the “Three Rivers” in 1996–2005. The station was extensively restored in the early 2000s.