2 chases on the Napoleon Defiance and Western Railroad

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Last Thursday I made a point to go to Defiance since I haven't filmed them in a while. I made it just in time to catch 1603 pull the cut off the interchange siding.
After this the crew shut 1603 down and left in the black Taurus. I did not see which way they went but assumed it was toward Napoleon. Thankfully they did go that way. West of Napoleon there was 4 boxcars that must have derailed but were back on the tracks. I beat them to the industrial park, think it was lunch time. After driving around the block about 25 times the had 1601 fired up and running light westbound for those boxcars. 3054 was tied down with a sting of boxcars and a hopper next to the Cold Storage building.
After some help from the MofW crew and a torch they were able couple up the cut and run east.
This is the train I got to film in Napoleon. Notice to the left of the train an actual signal maintainer can be seen.
I know its not ND&W but I caught this CSX train in Deshler shortly after leaving Napoleon.

Coming soon when their up Part 2 on the west end...


Marty, it runs on steam!
Man, that is some really bad track...
Good job on the video work, first class stuff!


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Tuesday ( of last week ) my first stop on my way north to railfan was the track by Lafarge. PREX 1606 was not at its usual spot so I followed the line west finding their train tied down about a mile west of Antwerp. After a mostly unsuccessful time at other tracks I came back to Antwerp about 2 pm to see if it was still there and to take a few photos. I had just gotten out of my car to take some stills when the crew arrived in the black Taurus. Dang I'm lucky! I got to film my first locomotive startup!
With the little time I had I shot them at 3 more crossings. Antwerp has been on my bucket list. Too bad the unusual signals don't work but still cool.
Love that NW2! The green brings variety to PREX's black paint locos.

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