Last week on my way to Canada, along I-75 in Toledo, I saw a W&LE GP35 at GT's yard. Is the Wheeling running a train to the GT at Lang or is the unit on loan to someone?
matt wrote: My question remains is there any intermodal traffic on this line and when does it run? Not during the daylight it would appear.Matt, that is an interesting question. Last summer after work, I would drive the few short blocks to downtown Fremont and watch a track crew install new ties and a few areas of new ballast.
An interesting sight I did notice was that they lowered the rail underneath the old NKP bridge that crosses the river, which is now used by the NS local in Fremont to reach the Heinz plant on the opposite side. The track under the bridge used to have a rather noticeable bank as it makes a turn starting right under the bridge deck. This bank allowed trains to come through town a little faster and make that turn a little sharper.Yeah I remember riding through town there following the river. At night was the best it looked so cool and the crossings were pretty close together so it seamed the horn was sounding almost constantly. With the bank gone it would probably be about 10mph slower making the whole different. The engineer told me "gotta watch that crossing (rt 20)..... lots of cars dont see ya, so you gotta keep on the horn". So it hopefully made the grade crossings through town a little safer.