Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday October 6, 2011

17:28 South bound NS 21T at Irving Road with NS 9448 leading
Finally got off work early enough to head out for some rail fanning and some sun.  Had an errand to run so I ran that first then as I listened to the scanner I heard that something was going on over around Grabil.  Turned the car around and headed over to Grabil.  As I near Grabil Indiana I hear the Norfolk Southern dispatcher clear 21T to go South through the siding there at Grabil as the Rail Grinder was working on the main.   Turned again and headed down to Irving road on the East side of Fort Wayne where I took video and photo's of 21T.

17:41 South bound NS 171 at Notestein Road with NS 9135 leading

Next I heard 171 call the signal at St. Joe so I headed back toward Grabil.  Before I could get to Grabil he had arrived at East Grabil and called a clear signal there.  Photographed Norfolk Southern train 171 at Notestein road and it was a literal grab and shoot as the train
was approaching the crossing where I had stopped the car.

17:55 North bound Loram Rail Grinder RG314 at Hurshtown Road

Next I headed to the North side of Grabil to see if I could see the Rail grainder.  Stopped at Hurshtown Road North of Grabil to photograph the rail grainder at work.

18:25 West bound CSX train Q171-06 with BNSF 5208 leading
Made my way up to Butler Indiana but nothing was coming.  Heard Q171 calling signals on the CSX so I back tracked to County Road 75 near Indo (West of Hicksville Ohio).   Photographed Q171-06 at County road 75 and headed home.  Saw Q324-06 heading East at St Road 101 but didn't get any video or photographs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday September 12, 2011 - CSX Q010 West of Hicksville Ohio

11:13am CR 75 CSX Q010 with CSX 609 Leading
Here is another photograph that I took on my last day of vacation.  This photo was taken from the bridge at County Road 75 near Indo West of Hicksville Ohio.  Here is a short intermodal train Q010 heading East.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday October 3, 2011 - NS 289 at Hamilton Road

6:34pm NS 289 at Hamilton Road South of Fort Wayne, Indiana
This afternoon after work I decided I would go out and attempt to take some photographs and video of trains.  Unfortunately I didn't get off work until after 5pm so that didn't leave a lot of sun light left.  I was hearing 35N, L68, and 289. The scanner was pretty quite as is normal for a Monday.  35N was just coming into town and works East Wayne yard and L68 is a train that came in from the South and headed East of where I was at that moment.  I knew that 289 was eventually going to be coming my way and turning and heading South.  When 289 got the signal I headed to Hamilton Road for this photograph even before the train had departed from where it was.  It was a short wait before 289 raced by my position  at Hamilton road at track speed 18:34 (6:34pm).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Check out the Conrail GP38 and Caboose

Check out the Conrail GP38 and Caboose.  The number of locomotives in Conrail colors are falling fast.  This video is not mine, but I found it interesting on YouTube so I am posting the link for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday September 12, 2011 -- L96 with NS 3317 leading

At the tail end of my two week vacation I had one more Monday off.  I had been out in the morning and saw L96 with the power shown.  Eariler in the week I had noticed that Norfolk Southern had a pair of the Wheeling and Lake Erie engines in town so I headed out in the afternoon hoping the train I saw earlier in the morning might have that locomotive leading.  No such luck.  Here is a photograph of L96 returning to Fort Wayne from SDI at the East end of Spencerville Siding (County Road 68).  It was a warm and partly sunny afternoon.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Saturday September 10, 2011 - NS 218 with BNSF 639 in Warbonnet Paint

I found my self with a rare Saturday off so I headed out for some rail fanning action.  Unfortunately the day started out foggy, but I did manage to catch a couple of good trains.  Here is NS 218 screeming past Morgan Road East of New Haven Indiana with BNSF 639 leading the way still in Santa Fe Warbonnet paint!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday September 25, 2011 - New Website is finished

I guess saying that my website is finished is not the correct thing to say.  I have a working version of the website that I can update within a few minutes.  The content and cosmetics of the site may change over time as I have time to work on it, but for now I can come back from a train chasing experience and update the site within a few minutes.  The web site is .  The goal of the work I did was to do just that in making it easier to update.  I also wanted to give it a new look and feel.  Feel free to visit and enjoy.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fostoria/Deshler Ohio June 23, 2011

This video was shot by my son then edited using Cyblerlink Power Director.  Video Locations include Columbus Avenue in Fostoria Ohio and the Deshler Ohio CSX Diamond.  Trains indcluded are CSX Q276,  NS 262, and  NS 288 running side by side East bound, and NS 306 all at Columbus Ave in Fostoria Ohio, and CSX Q340 North bound at the Deshler Diamond.   The video was shot by my Ten year old son Dakota while on vacation on June 23, 2011.  I imported the pictures and video into the Cyberlink Power Director software to see what I could create with it. 
This video may not be reporduced in any form. 

This copyright 2011 all rights reserved.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thursday August 4, 2011 L7N at Green Street Newhaven Indiana

This video is of Norfolk Southern train L7N at Green Street in New Haven Indiana on August 4, 2011 at 7:17pm.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday June 23, 2011 Desler/Fostoria Ohio

Spending the day with my Kids rail fanning the Fostoria and Deshler Ohio areas. The following two photographs were taken by my ten year old son Dakota. First off, I want to thank the Cross Roads Park and the Deshler Railfan for the use of their wifi it has allowed me to post these photo's. I also want to thank my son Dakota for allowing me to share these photos with all of you. Unfortunately there hasn't been any sun today and spotty rain showers have somewhat damped the mood. Lol!

06/23/2011 12:00 CSX D743 heads North across the Deshler Ohio Diamond with CSX 6066 leading the way.

06/23/2011 12:20
CSX Q384 heads East toward the Deshler Diamond with BNSF 4826 leading and BNSF 678 trailing still in War Bonnet paint.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday May 22, 2011 - CP 26T at CR 24 North of Butler Indiana

Here is a video I uploaded to YouTube of CP 26T at county road 24 North of Butler Indiana taken 5/22/2011 at 9:01 am.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday May 3, 2011 NS 10K near Hugo

10k rolls East bound over Nutman Ave East of Hugo at 3:52pm lead by NS 9767.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Saturday March 26, 2011 - CSX 5429 works hard at CR 75

CSX 5429 Pulls a train East at county road 75 East of Indo on March 26, 2011.