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SimRacin14
May 19th, 2009, 01:17 AM
I was at Fostoria this past weekend(Sunday night,monday morning).I had been in Toledo for an ARCA race. I was trackside for about five hours total,and I saw 17 trains. 13 were CSX,four were NS.

However,power wise,I saw much more variety,as you will see in the following posts.

I got there late Sunday after leaving Toledo.
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First up,an eastbound CSX train led by Union Pacific locomotives.
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I had to shoot the train after it passed,since I'd be facing the sun if I tried to catch it before it got to me. I was hoping for some westbounds on Sunday.
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Second train was another eastbound,however. Plenty of intermodal trains ran through the town while I was there.
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Finally,a westbound! There was also an NS train waiting across the diamond from me waiting on CSX trains to pass through.

SimRacin14
May 19th, 2009, 01:19 AM
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More shots of the first westbound.
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A second westbound came not long after,though I heard horns blowing from both directions.

SimRacin14
May 19th, 2009, 01:24 AM
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The eastbound came through,sure enough,right after the westbound had passed.
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After the CSX train cleared the diamond,the NS train began to move.
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Monday morning,the diamond and signals,all quiet at the moment.
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It doesn't stay quiet long,as the first train I catch is a Eastbound.

SimRacin14
May 19th, 2009, 01:28 AM
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The eastbound comes across the diamond.
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NS 218 shows up a little bit later.

SimRacin14
May 19th, 2009, 01:34 AM
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NS 218 moves on.
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Next train I caught(after watching a few CSX north/south trains cross the tracks at F-tower) was another NS train,and holy crap,two Conrail locomotives on the train! I haven't seen a pair of Conrail engines pulling a train by themselves since the late 90s,when they were in Cincinnati.

bravogjt
May 19th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Wow, it looks as if you found quite a bit of action. Great shots! Thanks for sharing.

Ben

SimRacin14
May 19th, 2009, 01:39 AM
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The next CSX train would also surprise me,with an entire BNSF lashup. Six BNSF locomotives in all,as a matter of fact! I haven't seen this many BNSF engines,ever.
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This was the last train I caught,as there was a bit of a lull in the action after this one,and I decided that it might be time to begin the 4 and a half hour roadtrip home. I did manage to see about 4 more trains on the way home,but I didn't stop to photograph them(kinda hard to do when you're on I-71)

Kurt Moose
May 19th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Wow!! Busy day for sure!! What is the ARCA races, by the way?

SimRacin14
May 19th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Wow!! Busy day for sure!! What is the ARCA races, by the way?

ARCA is the Automobile Racing Club of America , a stock car series. They use the old cars NASCAR used to run. They run all kinds of tracks,from small short tracks to huge tracks like Daytona,they also run a road course(left and right turns) and even race on dirt.

BnOEngrRick
May 19th, 2009, 04:58 PM
I was at Deshler and had to wait for the Q383 (with the BNSF 4500) to go west before I could go south.

Stourbridge Lion
May 19th, 2009, 08:49 PM
:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: