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  • Photo day—Toledo-bound at Berea

    Photo day—Toledo-bound at Berea

    Conrail SD50 #6724 is on the point of a westbound merchandise train as it sweeps around the curve at Berea, Ohio heading for Toledo on 12 February 1984. The operator at Berea Tower, visible behind the signals, will be keeping […]

     
  • Photo day—Shades of red at Carleton

    Photo day—Shades of red at Carleton

    A classic Santa Fe boxcar is ahead of Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad caboose #103 as a DT&I freight rolls northbound on 02 November 1981. Ed Hodges photographed the train at the Exeter Road crossing west of Carleton, Michigan. The […]

     
  • Photo day—Arco Turn at Ft. Madison

    Photo day—Arco Turn at Ft. Madison

    Burlington Northern GP39-E #2751 was captured leading the southbound “Arco Turn” along the riverfront in Ft. Madison, Iowa on 22 August 1990. The Arco Turn was a local based out of Quincy, Illinois. Mornings it would head north for Burlington, […]

     
  • Photo day—track speed through Nappanee

    Photo day—track speed through Nappanee

    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 […]

     
  • Autumn afternoon at the Junction (1980)

    Autumn afternoon at the Junction (1980)

    The smell of burning leaves is surely in the air on the sunny afternoon of 22 October 1980 as Conrail’s southbound Clinton Local trundles through Tecumseh, Michigan. The locomotive’s bell will be ringing, as it did all the way through […]

     
  • Photo day—Snowy Alexis, January 1982

    Photo day—Snowy Alexis, January 1982

    On a bleak weekend day in January 1982, Conrail GP-15-1 #1682 leads a southbound train of empty coal hoppers across the Chessie System (C&O) diamond at Alexis Tower in Toledo, Ohio. I had just received my first 35mm camera for […]

     
  • A new series about the history of Tecumseh’s railroads

        Today marks the publishing of the first part of Edward Hodges’ history of the railroad of Tecumseh. The first part is a history of the Palmyra & Jacksonburgh Railroad, the north/south line which later became the New York […]

     
  • Adventures with the Penn Central in Clinton (1974)

    Adventures with the Penn Central in Clinton (1974)

    by Eric Reinert Here are my recollections of the Penn Central operations I have from the brief period that I lived in Clinton, Michigan. We moved to Clinton from Milan, Mich. in October 1974, 6-7 weeks after school had started, […]

     
  • Photo day—Alco at the interchange

    Photo day—Alco at the interchange

    On the frigid morning of 10 February 1983, Lenawee County Railroad Co. Alco RS-1 #3 is preparing to enter the interchange track with the Norfolk & Western Railway at Adrian, Michigan. Four boxcars (probably from the Hoover Universal plant in […]

     
  • Tecumseh autumn arrival (1980)

    Tecumseh autumn arrival (1980)

    The leaves on the trees were turning and the afternoon shadows getting long when Edward Hodges captured Conrail’s Clinton Local arriving in Tecumseh, Michigan on 22 October 1980. The Local, running southbound from Clinton to Lenawee Junction, is approaching the […]

     
 

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