CSX 9 Willard to Deschler, Ohio


Producer: Green Frog

Timeframe: 1997

Locations: Willard, Fostoria, Deschler

Length: 59 minutes

Source: James T. Koch, Rob McCormack

Volume 9 of the comprehensive CSX series. Covers one of the busiest sections of CSX mainline. Willard to Deschler, Ohio.

Similar to others in this Green Frog series. No Chapter Menu. A Chapter Search function. Selectable on/off narration. Bob Carrera with his usual, professional narrative.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-13h46m19s555The show begins at the CSX yard in Willard, Ohio. A Westbound approaches. Two SD40 locomotives lead.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-13h52m23s083A brief tour, includes some various maintenance functions in Willard.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-13h56m32s128Out on the mainline, a signal bridge is being erected. A stone train passes, with orange MOW units.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h02m23s142A C30-7 crosses at Attica Jct. Note the old NW position signal.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h04m38s427Norfolk Southern 5041, hits on the opposing tracks.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h06m48s182Fostoria is next. A traditional hot spot. 7765 on the point.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h14m28s086A lone GP40 pulls a string of auto racks. They rattle like empties.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h39m19s429Deschler is 62 miles from our start at Willard. An extensive visit here.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h30m28s012A vibrant Railfan community in this area. The locals are filmed, enjoying a hobo style stew. There is a Railroad museum. The trackside park, as well.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h37m07s824Some older B&O structures survive here. Campaigns to preserve them were underway. Former Passenger Station.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-14h34m10s777Adding interest, the inclusion of vintage photographs in Deschler. Rich in history, a wonderful inclusion.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-13h58m40s456A good portion of this volume is focused on maintenance functions. They may or may not, be of much interest. Viewing a turnout lubed, is in the eye of the beholder. Same with butt welding a rail.

vlcsnap-2020-02-12-13h45m03s775Fortunately, the remainder of this show has regular trainwatching. The traffic is a balance of: freight all kinds, with intermodal. Power is all painted in CSX. Except, the foreign roads! The Deschler Chapter elevates the program. Intertwining, current and historical aspects. Clearly, the most interesting presentation.

Rating: 4 Stars








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