On June 1, 2017 I made my annual trip to Deshler and Fostoria Ohio. Was a nice sunny day temperature was around 56 when I left. Was a little chilly early, but warmed up later on. I caught my first train rounding the curve on the south west wye just as I got out of the car at Deshler Crossroads park.
06:20 Deshler Crossroads Park Q??? . I did not catch the symbol for this train. Was a loan UP 6454 leading. The sun had just barely come up as this train rounds the curve.
06:43 East end of Deshler Q166-01 CP 8548 leading BNSF 7410 east.
06:59 Henry County Road 3 West side of Deshler Ohio Q090-01 a couple of UP units leading this train east. UP 8922 is in the lead.
07:25 N. East St CSX 171 crossing the diamond at Deshler Ohio. Deshler Crossroads park can be seen in the back ground.
08:03 N. East St Deshler Ohio Q342-01 heading east of the South East Wye.
08:28 N. East St Deshler Ohio Q200 Eastbound
08:44 S. Keyser St. Deshler Ohio Q016 Eastbound
09:26 Henry Wood Co. Line Road East of Deshler Ohio. Q0910-01 Westbound.
10:13 Round Head Road East of Deshler Ohio. W201-31 Eastbound. This train had a nice surprise. BNSF 696 still in Santa Fe Warbonnet paint.
10:35 Weston Road Hoyteville Ohio L090 Eastbound.
10:49 Weston Road near Hoyteville Ohio ??? Eastbound. I did not catch the train symbol for this one.
Had a break for lunch at Mc Donalds in North Baltamore.
12:57 TR47 East of Fostoria Ohio. Q010 Eastbound.
13:04 TR 47 East of Fostoria Ohio Q386 Eastbound.
13:57 Fostoria Railfan Park Fostoria Ohio NS 15E splits the signals as it heads West towards Fort Wayne Indiana.
13:53 Fostoria Railfan Park Fostoria Ohio light engine move Southbound. Would pull around the wye and back into the Norfolk Southern Blair Yard.
14:26 Fostoria Railfan Park Fostoria Ohio. NS 27V Westbound. Would stop briefly waiting on a signal.
At this point I was tired and decided to head home. Had been a busy day. I was going to parallel the Norfolk Southern Chicago District tracks, but didn’t manage to find them. Found several sets of CSX tracks. Basically didn’t go far enough North to find them. Decided to head home on US 6 toward Butler Indiana. I did manage to get one more train on the way home as I stopped at County road 34 in Butler Indiana.
18:28 County Road 34 West end of Butler Indiana NS 171 Southbound. NS 171 throttles up after taking the siding for a Northbound train.
At this point I headed home for dinner and rest before heading back to work the next day.