A post relating to the state of Ohio

 
 
  • Conrail's collision at Millbury, Ohio—11/11/1983

    Conrail’s collision at Millbury, Ohio—11/11/1983

      On the evening of Friday, 11 November 1983, I heard on the news about a major Conrail accident at Millbury, Ohio, just east of Toledo. The next day I happened to be in Toledo with my parents, and so […]

     
  • "Big Ones" at Walbridge, Ohio

    “Big Ones” at Walbridge, Ohio

    By Douglas N. Leffler Attached are several images shot by my late friend, Cecil Hommerding, during one of his railfan outings to the Toledo, Ohio area. The photos show Chesapeake and Ohio Railway “Allegheny” 1617 working coal hoppers at C&O’s […]

     
  • Photo day—Transition in Lima

    Photo day—Transition in Lima

    It was 04 April 1984 when Russell Heine photographed Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad GP38 #6200 switching the yard at Lima, Ohio. The unit wears an interim paint scheme following the DT&I’s purchase by the Grand Trunk Western Railroad in […]

     
  • Photo day—Switcher on the bridge

    Photo day—Switcher on the bridge

    Conrail SW-7 switcher #8841 leads a switch run off the the east end of the Maumee River bridge, at CP “Maumee”, on 30 July 1989. At this time Conrail had an intermodal ramp on the Toledo Central Union Terminal property, […]

     
  • Last visit to Bryan, OH—August 1990

    Last visit to Bryan, OH—August 1990

    Bryan, Ohio, located on Conrail’s ex-NYC main line in western Ohio, was a regular place to visit in the mid to late-1980s. Together with friends who volunteered on the Southern Michigan Railroad at Clinton, Michigan, it was common for us […]

     
  • Winter day in north Toledo—December 1981

    Winter day in north Toledo—December 1981

    For Christmas in 1981 I received my first 35mm camera, a Pentax K-1000, and a roll of black-and-white film. A few days after Christmas, my parents went for a shopping trip to the North Towne Square Mall in Toledo, OH, […]

     
  • Photo day—Terminal to Terminal

    Photo day—Terminal to Terminal

    EMD NW-2 #9300 arrives at the Toledo Terminal engine facility at Hoffman Road in Toledo, Ohio on 11 March 1983, towing Toledo Terminal caboose #93. The unit was built in May 1949 and delivered to the Detroit Terminal Railroad as their […]

     
  • DT&I caboose 116 at Flat Rock

    DT&I caboose 116 at Flat Rock

    It’s 07 May 1989, and Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad caboose #116 sits on the end of a train in the Flat Rock, MI yard, having recently arrived on a road train from Ohio. Built in 1949 by the International […]

     
  • Conrail camp car finale

    Conrail camp car finale

    Into the 1970s, camp cars were a railroad tradition. Often converted from old heavyweight passenger cars from the 1920s or 30s, camp cars were used by the railroad maintenance-of-way department for housing track crews (or “gangs”) which moved around the […]

     
  • Photo day—Old and new at Air Line Yard

    Photo day—Old and new at Air Line Yard

    By 1982, Conrail “patch” units were becoming a rare species. Conrail was finally on top of their motive power woes, and new units coming online meant there was time for attention, including a paint job, for older units. Still, at […]

     
 

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