The first Ohioan checking in on this thread here. And I would have to disagree with the Hoosier who claimed that Indiana has the best of today's railroading... it's definately Ohio!
From Fremont, OH more specifically. It's a medium sized town in NW Ohio that was at one time home of the LS&MS, NYC, PC, NKP, and NW. Now home to NS and WLE. I attend school in Toledo, just about 35 miles from Fremont, and that place has a rail history of it's own. So much up there.