CSXBOY wrote:I been going there since 2010 and the only thing that decreased is the NS traffic on the Fostoria District. But I heard people say that alot of their traffic go by there at night. But CSX is still very strong through there. I go there every so often and its very busy I'd say at least 100 a day. But dont forget some of the traffic goes through there at night. Like any other place go see it for yourself. Im sure you will be amazed.
Catch the NS Fostoria District on any given day and you'll be surprised. I railfanned Bellevue for 8-10 hours on sunday and an amazing array of trains came and went off the Fostoria side as I was witness to at least 10-11 trains that went in all different directions besides the yard. Besides the district being a heavy corridor for grain/agri traffic up and down the line, the many locals and rack shuttles to and from Fostoria can give this section an impression of heavy online traffic base but being a through corridor as well for other types of trains. Sunday I was witness to two ethanol trains that came off the Fostoria side and used the Columbus line to Sandusky to avoid the yard. A wb coke train, and an empty hopper train lead by a single CN used the sw connection of New Haven Connection as they traversed their respective routings. Also seen were 146, 307, 14E, 145, an unknown eb freight and a grain train.