NE Indiana & NW Ohio - August 18 2020

Give us a run down of what you saw, post pictures if you'd like...any info is welcome.
Dan Cluley
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NE Indiana & NW Ohio - August 18 2020

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An early departure got me to Waterloo IN just after sunrise, and just before Amtrak 49.

ImageAMTK 111 & 100 train 49 Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 b by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

After Amtrak, NS ran 3 or 4 freights in short order.

ImageNS 9751 wbd Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageNS 7702 ebd Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

Continuing east, I stopped in Butler where I was pleased to find a pair of signals that haven’t been replaced and shot a couple of freights at the Ohio border.

ImageWestbound signals Butler IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageNS 3617 ebd Co rd 1 Edgerton OH 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

A hi-rail in Edgerton suggested that the NS might be quiet for a bit, so I headed off on a bit of a side trip. Edon Ohio provided the IN working the elevator.

ImageIndiana Northeastern 2185 Edon OH 08 18 2020 b by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageIndiana Northeastern 2185 Edon OH 08 18 2020 e by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

While the GP-30 was a pleasant surprise my goal was the spot where Michigan, Indiana & Ohio meet.

ImageMI-IN-OH tripoint 08 18 2020 d by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

In this picture, Indiana is in the foreground, the cornfield is in Michigan, and the empty field is in Ohio.

On the way back to Waterloo, I ran across this vintage NYC caboose east of Angola.

ImageNYC caboose 19951 US 20 Angola IN 08 18 2020 c by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

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ImageNS 5609 wbd Lincoln st Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

Back in Waterloo, the NS local was headed out of town, and the Old-27 Motor Tour had arrived for lunch by the depot.

ImageOld 27 Tour Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 e by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageOld 27 Tour Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 d by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

After a bit of a lull, apparently due to trackwork farther west, NS sent 3 more trains through town in half an hour.

ImageNS 9853 wbd Co Rd 41 Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageNS 9853 wbd Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageNS 4011 ebd Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageNS 1157 wbd Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

At this point I decided to head south and check on CSX at Garrett. Got an eastbound coming out of the yard & a crew assembling a local. While the old freight station is a great location to sit and watch, the lighting is pretty awful in the late afternoon, so I found a better spot in the country west of the yard.

ImageCSXT 6476 wbd Garrett IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageCSXT 429 wbd Co Rd 3 Garrett IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageCSXT 5281 wbd Co Rd 3 Garrett IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageCSXT 5235 ebd Co Rd 3 Garrett IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

After 7 trains in a couple of hours I headed back up to the Chicago line at Corunna and got one westbound at a nice tree tunnel road.

ImageNS 7281 wbd East st Corunna IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

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ImageNS 9454 wbd Co rd 27 Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageNS 9431 wbd meets BNSF 8465 Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr
ImageNS eastbound Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr

Another half dozen trains, including a perfect meet at the depot before Amtrak 30 arrived, and I called it a day.

ImageAMTK train 30 Waterloo IN 08 18 2020 by Dan Cluley, on Flickr


Final total was 30 trains in 15 hours.

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Looks like you had a nice day Dan
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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What a great report. Thanks, Dan

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