CSX rail train, NS, I&O runs and GT locos!!!

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Thursday my first stop was Cridersville where I could see a headlight on the horizion to the north. It was a autorack led by a vintange SD40-2. I took photos but was not pleased with how they turned out.
Before the end of the town had passed through the crossing I could see the D744 local coming south out of Lima. They had to wait outside of Cridersville before getting a restricted signal.
CSX D744 local with 6087 GP38-2s by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr
Next stop was the CF&E yard in Lima. Busy place on this day, a 3 loco CSX powered grain train, the CF&E switching crew and a GP40-2/Slug set on a rail train.
CF&E grain train with CSX locomotives by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr
CSX rail train on the CF&E with slug set for power by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr
CSX GP40-2 slug set passing Lima's Pennsy station by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr

Lima's Cargill plant was loading a grain train using their repowerd Alco. I wish I could have filmed this!
repowered Alco at Cargill Lima Ohio by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr

Next I went to the I&O yard where I saw both the Southern Pacific paint locomotives building the LSL. My origional plan had been to got through Lima on my way to Deshler but I had not yet had the opportunity to film these running back to back.

Also working the I&O was their switcher crew using CFE 3884. I had not filmed this before so I was sure to get a shot this time!
CF&E 3884 at I&O Ford Park by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr
CF&E 3884 working on its I&O home by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr

The NS L74 crew made their usual run to the I&O and back. Ran light north and shoved a fair amount of cars back south.

My last stop was back to the CF&E yard. I barely made it in time to see the LIVW coming back in with both the ex DT&I GT locos. They had also stopped in Delphos and pulled a long string of boxcars out of storage. These had been stored since last march. I am adding a pic to the thread of the train coming through Van Wert last march also.
CORP 4024 IORY 4034 / 4032 on the CF&E by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr7023152449_f2f560ae2d.jpg
CORP 4024 IORY 4034 / 4032 on the CF&E by alittlevanwerty, on Flickr

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