Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

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Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:19 pm

Weekend of October 7th and 8th. Meetup mid-day Saturday at Deshler Ohio's Crossroads Park, stay for camping, and hang as late Sunday as you all would like. Stop on by and meet some of the familiar names you see posting here.

I'd suggest carpooling for the meet as usual and you can use this thread for setting up carpooling, or PM another member that you know is going. Sorry it's a bit later notice than I usually like to give, but hopefully we can get a good turnout and enjoy relaxing at the park for the weekend. For those that don't attend these meets, it's a very laid back atmosphere. Bring a lawn chair, use one of the new picnic tables and relax. There's a shelter on site, along with a porta-potty. Firepit will likely be used at night. Supermarket nearby to get food/beer, couple restaurants in town. Feel free to come and go as you please. You'll likely see some of us will chase trains north/south/east/west out of town at some parts of the day, and make our way back to the park afterwards.
No hotels very close nearby...closest ones are in Findlay OH about 20-25 miles away. Tents/pop-up campers are fine at the park, 110v outlets at the shelter, free use, but we encourage donations to the park to keep things free and open.
See map of where it's located in Deshler, Ohio.

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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby Jetlink » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:05 pm

Also had good luck with hotels in Defiance, OH. Not quite as out of the way for us Michigan folks.
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:37 pm

Jetlink wrote:Also had good luck with hotels in Defiance, OH. Not quite as out of the way for us Michigan folks.


Isn't there a hotel by the freeway, on the east side of North Baltimore?
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby Jochs » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:18 am

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:
Jetlink wrote:Also had good luck with hotels in Defiance, OH. Not quite as out of the way for us Michigan folks.


Isn't there a hotel by the freeway, on the east side of North Baltimore?

The Crown Inn has been abandoned for years. It supposedly had a fire.


This page also has a video from Fostoria:

And one from Deshler:

There are also other train-related videos hidden among all of this guys videos.
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby PAT.C » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:00 pm

I WILL BE IN DESHLER FOR THE BEER MEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IF I FIND A GOOD BURGER - IT WILL BE BEER MEAT. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:50 am

I'm shooting to be down sometime Saturday afternoon... possibly into Sunday. it seems like everything is scheduled for the same weekend in October this year.
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:21 pm

Work plans got delayed for quite a few weeks, but I'm still planning on attending. If anyone wants to carpool with, let me know as I'll be able to head back to MI later on Sunday.
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby PAT.C » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:43 pm

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY I WILL BE DRUNK BY THE BONFIRE IN DESHLER :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby Joshua Niederkohr » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:55 am

I'm pretty sure there are hotels in Bowling Green :P
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby Joshua Niederkohr » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:20 pm

What time does it open and close on Saturday? What time does it open and close on Sunday? I would like to know so that there is a possibility I can be down there at a reasonable time. Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel DARAILROADKID for some great qulaity Railfanning content, even though I post some other things, but I will always post Railroad-related stuff :!:
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:45 pm

Joshua Niederkohr wrote:What time does it open and close on Saturday? What time does it open and close on Sunday? I would like to know so that there is a possibility I can be down there at a reasonable time. Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel DARAILROADKID for some great qulaity Railfanning content, even though I post some other things, but I will always post Railroad-related stuff :!:

The park doesn't close, it's open 24/7. We'll just be hanging out at the park most of the day Saturday, some will spend the night at the park, then railfan during the day Sunday until they feel like departing. No set time for arrivals or departures for anyone in particular. I'll likely get into town early afternoon Saturday and leave later afternoon Sunday.
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Re: Railroadfan Fall Meet 2017 - Deshler OH Oct 7th&8th

Unread postby Jochs » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:54 pm

~Z~ wrote:
Joshua Niederkohr wrote:What time does it open and close on Saturday? What time does it open and close on Sunday? I would like to know so that there is a possibility I can be down there at a reasonable time. Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel DARAILROADKID for some great qulaity Railfanning content, even though I post some other things, but I will always post Railroad-related stuff :!:

The park doesn't close, it's open 24/7. We'll just be hanging out at the park most of the day Saturday, some will spend the night at the park, then railfan during the day Sunday until they feel like departing. No set time for arrivals or departures for anyone in particular. I'll likely get into town early afternoon Saturday and leave later afternoon Sunday.

Like ~Z~ said, you can come and go when you want, our meets are very informal. The park is always open. Come in the middle of the day or in the middle of the night.
I plan on arriving Friday night and staying through Sunday.
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