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Deshler, Ohio Railroad Railfan Hot Spot CSX © Copyright 2022 1-West Productions™/PJ
Deshler, Ohio Railroad Railfan Hot Spot CSX © Copyright 2022 1-West Productions™/PJ

Deshler, Ohio Railroad Hot Spot

Another great spot for train action is Deshler, OH. This famous railroad hot spot has been a favorite for railfans for decades. Located in downtown Deshler, OH, presently CSX‘s Toledo, Garrett, and Willard Subdivisions come together there, all lines being ex-B&O. Also the ex-depot and tower still stands, although not sure forhow long. One of the better locations to film and take photos is at the railroad park, located on the south side of the CSX Garrett/Willard Subdivision tracks, near W. Mulberry St.  As of 2022, all of the ex-B&O target signals have been replaced with the newer style. 



CSX‘s Toledo Sub, is part of CSX’s Division. Once the B&O, it goes from Toledo to Cincinnati, OH (at Hamilton it is shared by NS, in order for NS to continue on their New Castle District, and turns into CSX’s Sub. into Cinci.). CSX as of 2019 runs mostly locals and auto racks on this line.

CSX SB Deshler, OH © Copyright 2022 1-West Productions™/PJ


CSX Railroad SB Deshler, OH CSX Toledo Subdiv. © Copyright 2022 1-West Productions™/PJ



CSX‘s Willard Sub. goes from Willard to Deshler, OH. This is part of the ex-B&O that runs between Baltimore, MD and Chicago, IL. This line has more traffic, with coal, coke, TOFC, stack, mix, and auto rack trains. At Deshler, it crosses their Toledo Sub., where it then turns into CSX‘s Garrett Sub. on the west side of the diamond.



CSX‘s Garrett Sub. starts on at the west side of the Toledo Sub. Diamond, and goes to Garrett, IN, where it turns into CSX’s Sub., and to Chicago, IL.


Our videos show great CSX footage in Deshler, OH.  Take a look at our Deshler, OH Railroad Videos, with a lot of great vintage to modern action at this location:

DESHLER, OHIO DIAMOND ACTION WITH CSX (2000)™, Vol.1 (1-West Productions™)
Keith’s Trains Series™ Railroad DVD Title #95 CSX JUNCTION DESHLER, OH 2006/2007 (1-West Productions™)
-Keith’s Trains Series™ Railroad DVD Title #142 VARIOUS FREIGHTS IN NORTHWEST OHIO, IN, & IL (1-West Productions™)
-Keith’s Trains Series™ Railroad DVD Title #148 VARIOUS RAILROADS OF OHIO & INDIANA VOL. 3 (1-West Productions™)
-Keith’s Trains Series™ Railroad DVD Title #171 VARIOUS RAILROADS OF OHIO & INDIANA 2005 VOL. 13 (1-West Productions™)
-Other CSX Videos can be found here.


This blog is a work in progress- more information to be added later.  Thanks for stopping by!



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In this article, we are covering the ex-New York Central/Penn Central (& Conrail) Norwalk Branch, part of PC’s Columbus Division, that ran from Millbury, through Genoa, Fremont, Clyde, Bellevue, Monroeville, Norwalk, Collins, Oberlin, to Elyria, OH.

The line connected to the NYC/PC Toledo Division (ex-LS&MS/Water Level Route) at Millbury and Elyria, OH, and ran east/west, about 25 miles south of the Lake Erie shoreline.  Today a lot of the original ROW was preserved and made into a public trail.  The trail currently (as of 2022) extends from Genoa to Collins.  Hopefully the rest of the original ROW gets preserved to Elyria and Millbury.  The trail follows most of the ROW through Fremont, and Clyde (the trail jogs a bit due to Whirlpool).

At Clyde, between Amanda/Spring and Vine Streets was a small yard that consisted of about 3 or so tracks.  It was still in tack in the early 1980s, then torn out about mid to late ’80s or so.  There also were some siding tracks (possibly continuation of the tracks from amanda/Spring Street), downtown Clyde near Maple, Main, and Church Streets, that served factories near that area and the depot west of Main Street.  Just west of Maple Street there was a freight house and connection track that curved a bit NE, and connected the Norwalk Branch to the ex-NYC/PC Sandusky Branch (that ran north/south), for interchanging cars.  A NYC/PC local crew and power (usually a GP9 or 7) came out of Toledo- Airline Yard, to service businesses along the Norwalk Branch, especially in Fremont, Clyde, and Bellevue.  There was a signal near the crossing of the Sanduky Branch, near Maple Street.  One of the signals (most likely from the sandusky Branch side just east of Maple Street at that crossing was restored and placed east of Main Street on the trail (it now looks much shorter in height, and the original had 2 red lights- no green!).

In Bellevue, the trail temporarily branches off and follows Rt. 20, due to NS still owning the ROW just east of CR 177 (west of Bellevue), on east into Bellevue.  Just west of Kilbourne St. in Bellevue, NS has a siding track on the ex-ROW, and the MR&NKP Museum has tracks that was part of the Purina-Sunrise Mill from there to SW St.  Between Kilbourne and SW St. was and still is the original team/freight tracks for NYC/PC Bellevue Yard, near the Depot and Freight House.  The small yard consisted of 3 tracks that also crossed York St. (now closed by the museum).  It also originally had a short spur track that curved south and ended just south of the original concrete Purina Checkered silos (spur was removed by the museum a few years ago, and a new building added just south of the yard in the middle of the original alley road).  The Freight House still stands, with some modifications through the years, and the Depot was torn down by NYC in the 1960s or so.  There was a signal near the brick apron walkway on the south side of the yard-in front of the depot.  Most of this line was dark territory with no signals, except for crossovers.

From SW St. to Monroe St. there is no trail on the ROW, but from Monroe St. east past Bauer Raod, east of Bellevue, NS/W&LE have tracks on the orginal ROW.  At that point near Bauer/Prairie Road, the trail starts again along the tracks, and eventually back onto the original ROW, going east into Monroeville and on.   The Sandusky County Park District have a lot of credit getting a lot of the trail through Sandusky County, with a lot of help from R. Jordan.

The Norwalk branch line was originally built by the LS&MS, because the construction halted of their orignal first line near the Lake Erie shoreline.  Later they continued the lakeshore line, and eventually the NYC downgraded the Norwalk Branch, moving most of the east/west traffic to the  more north line.  As years went by, the NYC and PC neglected most maintanence on the line, so speed limits were eventually made down to 25-20 MPH in some areas, to prevent derailments.

The NYC took over the LS&MS, and NYC named it the Norwalk Branch, Columbus Division, and later the PC (came about with the merging of the NYC, PRR, and NH in 1968) used the same names of the line.  When Conrail came into existence in 1976, the line was abandonded.  There are stories where PC took a lot of the joint bars off the line prematurely, to get it ready to be taken up.  The PC then  had to run a few trains during these track conditions- they either put the bars back in or ran the trains without them.

The NORWALK BRANCH is described in more detail as follows by Mile Pole (MP)/Control Point (CP):

Lake Region, Toledo Division, Norwalk Branch
(from 4/28/1968 TT No. 1 Penn Central)

Elyria Jct. to Millbury Jct.:
MP (from Buffalo, PA, WB from Elyria to Millbury, OH)
207.9 Elyria Jct. (Interlocking)
Stop sign at B&O Wye
Elyria to Oberlin Yard Limit between point of switch 600 ft E of MP 208 & 1034 ft W of MP 217
215.9 Oberlin
220.5 Kipton
225.8 Wakeman
230.5 Collins
237.1 Norwalk (Yard E & W siding tracks 40 car lengths
Norwalk Yard Limit 900 ft W of MP 236 & 1900 ft W of MP 239
241.6 Monroeville (Interlocking; N&W & B&O Crossing)
249.0 Bellevue (Interlocking; N&W Crossing)
249.1 Bellevue (Yard, E & W siding tracks 46 car lengths)
Bellevue Yard Limit between 2175 ft E of MP 249 & 2250 ft E of MP 252
256.5 Clyde (PC Sandusky Br. Crossing, Yard, E & W siding tracks 55 car lengths)
Target Signal (Vertical-Proceed) at Clyde- operated by trainmen
Clyde Yard Limit between 2600 ft E of MP 257 & 1640 ft W of MP 258
264.9 Fremont (N&W Crossing, Yard, E & W siding tracks 52 car lengths, Train Register at Scale Box)
Target Signal (Vertical-Proceed) at Fremont, operated by trainmen
Fremont Yard Limit between 1930 ft W of MP 265 & 400 ft E of MP 268
272.0 Lindsey
277.2 Elmore (Yard, E & W siding tracks 36 car lengths)
282.0 Genoa (Yard, E & W siding tracks 48 car lengths)
Yard Limit Genoa to Millbury Jct. between 171 ft W of MP 281 Norwalk Br. & point of switch in Tol. Div. Main 1146 ft E of MP 281
286.8 Millbury Jct. (Interlocking; Yard, E & W siding tracks 26 car lengths)

2nd Class Freight Trains:
#645 WB M, W, F, leave Elyria Jct. 9:30 AM, leave Norwalk 11:30 AM, arrive Bellevue 1:30 PM
#649 WB T, Th, Sa, leave Bellevue 7:30 AM, arrive Fremont 8:01 AM
#647 WB daily-no Sun, leave Fremont 1:30 PM, arrive Millbury Jct. 3 PM
#646 EB T, Th, Sa, leave Fremont 8:30 AM, leave Bellevue 9:30 AM, leave Norwalk 11:30 AM, arrive Elyria Jct. 1:30 PM
#648 EB daily-no Sun leave Millbury Jct. 9:50 AM, arrive Fremont 12:30 PM
Extra Trains: no train orders needed between Elyria & Oberlin, Fremont & Clyde, Genoa & Millbury Jct.
All Trains: cleared on single track, no Clearance Form A needed at Elyria Jct.- for Norwalk Br. trains, at Bellevue-WB 2nd class trains, Fremont- 2nd class trains, Millbury Jct.- Norwalk Br. trains. All trains must stop at all non-interlocked RR crossings.

Max. speed allowed: 30 MPH on full Norwalk Br. all trains- also 10 MPH max at Whittlesey, Foster, Milan ave- Norwalk; Monroe St. W of station 10 MPH & between home signals 20 MPH-Monroeville; between home singnals 20 MPH & E yard limit board 15 MPH-Bellevue; Main St. Rt. 101 10 MPH- Clyde; Groghan & Garrison St., Birchard ave. 10 MPH- Fremont.

315,000 pounds max. load limit capy. between elyria Jct. & Millbury Jct.

Dispatcher in charge of Norwalk Branch- Toledo
Radio at Toledo/Toledo Div., in cabin cars and locomotives, channel 2- ex-NYC channel, radios have 2 channels (other channel- 1 for ex-PRR lines)

Siding Information: (per PC 4/69 TT)

Trains taking sidings would take first switch except at:

Norwalk– WB, second switch on north side, east of station;  EB, crossover west of station.
Bellevue– WB, crossover;  EB second switch
Clyde– EB crossover west of station
Fremont– EB, crossover

Per a PC 4/28/68 timetable, they labeled the line from Elyria Jct. to Millbury Jct., OH as WB.  Most of the line was “dark territory”- a term used by railroads to mean the line had no working lighted signals in most areas of the line, except before and at railroad line crossings.  Passenger trains were removed from the line, the line was downgraded by NYC and PC, and most freights were rerouted to other NYC/PC lines- such as NYC’s/PC’s NE, Lake, and Toledo Divisions of their Buffalo, NY to Chicago, IL Main Line, including their Western Region.  All signals were removed decades ago, along with the rails, ties, and telephone poles.

Starting at Elyria, OH, the line began there, connected to NYC’s/PC’s Water Level-Lake/Toledo Division, and continued WB to Millbury Jct., where it connected back to the NYC’s/PC’s same Water Level route.

Photos of the original ROW recently:

At Clyde:

(Vine St., facing EB, a few of the NYC/PC Clyde Yard tracks went through here, with the Main to the far right, and the interchange track to the far left, that went to NYC’s/PC’ Sandusky Branch also in Clyde, next to ex-Clyde frieght house.  Freight house is the brick building to the far left.   The crossover of the 2 branches was behind this later-added gazebo, near Maple St.:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Clyde, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ WB--


(Maple St., facing north, but Norwalk Branch went W/E- left to right- this is where both the NYC/PC Sandusky and Norwalk Branches crossed.  NYC/PC Sandusky Branch pretty much followed where or to the left of the crosswalk stripes.  The original tall wood plank- with 2 lights-type semaphore signal was also at this location where the small triangle of dirt is- the signal was moved to the far right of Main St. near the police/fire house. The original depot that served both lines was also in this location to the right.  The brick walk and station platform roof there today at the far right not in the photo, was put in the 1990s or so, and is not original.  2020:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Clyde, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ EB---


(Ex-NYC/PC Clyde Freight House, now Moose, facing NW, south side of building, in foreground is where the Norwalk Branch and interchange track to the Sandusky Branch use to be.  Before this parking lot was there, you could still see the lower graded wide area where the Norwalk Branch Clyde Yard tracks use to be.  2020:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Clyde, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ Freight House


(Woodland Ave. facing EB, now trail, 2020:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Clyde, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ


(Spring St. facing WB, 2020:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Clyde, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ WB


(East end of NYC/PC Clyde Yard facing WB- had about 3 or so tracks, plus the main was on the far left,  George St., 2020:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Clyde, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ WB-


(West end of NYC/PC of same Clyde Yard, facing EB, near Amanda St., 2020:)


Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Clyde, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ EB-


At Bellevue:

(CR 302, west of Bellevue, OH, or Klines technically, facing WB.  Norwalk Branch ROW was where the NS’s stone drive is.  To the right is the ex-W&LE 1st Dist./NKP Toledo Div./N&W Toledo Dist./now NS Toledo Dist., 2021.:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Bellevue, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ


(Klines- west of Bellevue, CR 302, facing EB, ROW was where NS’s stone drive is:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Bellevue, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ EB


(York St.- behind us- Bellevue, facing EB.  SW St. is in the background.  Main track in to the right, then both Bellevue Yard tracks to the left- the far left track was extended by the museum in the 1980s.  These tracks were rebuilt a few years ago with new ties, plates, and possibly newer rail.  Some of the rail and plates may be original.  The ballast in this picture is not original and was added during the rebuild.  The majority of the original roadbed underneath the rails that was left was old coal slag and dark dirt, between the rail sets and ties, with the dirt being level with the ties and below grade compared to the brick apron to the left.  The older slag/dirt roadbed was that way since the last time NYC rebuilt the roadbed in the 1940s or 1950s.  Later in the 1990s the museum added some limestone ballast in between the rails overtop of the ties.  The brick apron is original, and where the garden dirt mound is where the original NYC Bellevue Depot stood, which was torn down by NYC in the 1960s.   Also an orginal semaphore signal use to be in front of the depot.  The NYC and PC locals always rested here with a caboose and locomotive.  See this site and look for the transfer cab at Bellevue, OH on the page taken by H. Ameling- it shows a photo of this yard facing north, just west of SW St. near the depot area in the background of this photo.:)

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch Bellevue, OH ©Copyright 2020 1-West Productions™/PJ EB-


At Norwalk (MP 237.1):

Photo of PC Norwalk Branch, Norwalk, OH, 3-2022-© COPYRIGHT 2022-1-WESTPRODUCTIONS™-PJ, facing EB, Newton St.

PC Locals

PC had at least one local that came out of NYC’s/PC’s Toledo Airline Yard, and serviced at least Fremont, Clyde, and Bellevue, with interchanges between NYC/PC Locals from their Sandusky Branch at Clyde.  At Clyde they serviced lumber yards, grain mills, possibly Whirlpool, and other businesses.  Locals also serviced Norwalk, Monroeville, and other towns on the line.  Most units for the locals were GP7 or GP9 units.  (More info to follow in more detail from Tom, an ex-NYC/PC employees who worked these locals out of Fremont, Clyde, etc. during the 1960s and 1970s, and who’s father also worked these locals.)

(We will continue to add to this article with more information and photos.)


© Copyright 2022 1-West Productions™/P.Jordan.  References:  E. Durnwald (ex-N&W/NS Tower Operator/Clerk), A Sampling of Penn Central by Jerry Taylor- IN Univ. 1973, 2000).


RAILROAD GROUP FORUMS (from 1-West productions™)

We now have our own Railroad Group Forums, where members can join for free, and get updated info on current Railroad information. See present and past train information, including photos, and more. Members are allowed to post and contribute any railroad-related information.

Our Railroad Groups/Forums can be found at the following links (please submit a request to join, in order to participate, and to see the posts of great information shared in our Groups on Facebook):

Photo of sunset near NS's Toledo District in OH-1-West Productions' NS Toledo District railfanning Forum (FB), with photo by & © Copyrighted 2021,1-West Productions/PJ.

Railroad Discussions Group (1-West Productions™ Group) (This is one of our first and original discussions Group that includes anything railroad-related, from modern to vintage.)

NS Sandusky District (Railfanning) (In this other Group of ours, we discuss anything related today and from the past to NS’s Sandusky District line.)

NS Fostoria District Railfanning (Here we discuss anything related to NS’s Fostoria Dist. from past to present.)

NS Toledo District (Railfanning) (Also join this Group to see all about NS’s Toledo Dist. from today and the past.)

NS Chicago Line (Railfanning) (NS’s great ex-LS&MS/NYC/PC/CR line discussions from the past and present.)

CSX Willard Subdivision (Railfanning) (CSX fans and the like will enjoy discussions about this CSX line from the past to present.)

Penn Central Railroad Discussions Group (1-West Productions™ Group) (PC fans will appreciate this Group, with history, photos, modeling info, and more.)

We appreciate your interest and support, and for spreading the word. As more members join, more discussions will appear. We will also contribute as we can.

This blog is introducing and basically the same as our RAILROAD GROUPS / FORUMS Page, with the same information and links.

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Photo of 1-West Productions™ Train Collage

This Blog reports on today’s American Railroads, with news, updates, and more. Check back for updates as we add them.


12/2022:  Railroad Strike Prevented:  US’s railroads had been negotiating terms and contracts with their employees and the unions for 2022.  Congress kept a strike from moving ahead as of 12/2022, with increased wages only.  Due to rail workers lack of time off and safety concerns, the unions and part of Congress  wanted to also include more extended sick days for railroad workers.  However, only 1 paid day off was added and passed by the rest of Congress, in order to get the measure passed to avoid a shut down.  Even though the measure didn’t pass with the extended paid sick days, the White House is pushing for legislation for more sick days for all workers in the US.     

CP and KCS Merger Update/NS OH Derailment-Amtrak Reroutes/NS & CSX Business & Profits Up:

(11/2021)  CP & KCS have finished their aquisition, but still have to go through the STB to finalize the actual merger of both railroads.  An answer is expected by early next year.   NS had a tank train hauling wax derail, that took out both NS mains in Sandusky, OH on their Chicago Line, 10/2022, causing NS and Amtrak to reroute trains (Amtrak rerouted about 4 trains onto NS’s Toledo District, south of Sandusky).  NS & CSX business and profits are up.

CP and KCS Talk Merger:

(5/2021) Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern have agreed to a merger, that will bring CP from Canada to Mexico, with CP purchasing KCS for $25 billion. CN has made a counteroffer of $33 billion. The winning Railroad that ends up purchasing the KCS still needs approval by the STB by next year. It was only a matter of time when another railroad would take over the KCS, because of its southern connections. KCS runs from IL through Mexico and Panama/Central America (by the Panama Canal Railway, partly owned by KCS). Maybe a bidding war is coming from other railroads now noticing the connection possibilites KCS has. Time will tell.

Update: CP out as purchaser of KCS- CN now has the top bid, and UP is getting involved as well.

9/2021: CP back in talks with KCS, CN is now out per the STB. Whether you like CN or CP, the truth of the matter is the Canadian big 2 railroads do things differently, compared to the US roads. Canadians have a lot of edge due to the fact they actually make their customers a priority (and show it through actions), they have a different type of coal they mine that is in demand with outside countries, they have two true transcontinental routes, they haul more agricultural products, and better rates at their main east and west coast container ports (which results in more rail, truck, and ship traffic at those ports). Now Canada wants access to Mexico (including Panama through KCS’s Panama Canal Railway), to expand their edge, politics aside. They definately have the future in their vision. If US roads want an edge, they need to catch up and follow what the Canadian roads are practicing.

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NEW RAILROAD VIDEO TITLES START of 2021! From 1-West Productions™ Railroad Video & Audio

Fellow Railfans, Modelers, Enthusiasts, and All, the start of 2021 brings us a New Railroad Video, UP & BNSF AT ROCHELLE, IL DOUBLE DIAMONDS, 2004 (1-West Productions™) ™, from our Featured Series. Here we get into UP and BNSF early 2000s action, at the famous Rochelle, IL hotspot, near the BNSF and UP diamonds. Filmed by Keith Lehman, during June of 2004, he captures plenty of colors during this time in railroad His. Through this area runs UP’s Chicago Area-Geneva Subdivision, Geneva to Clinton, IL line (ex-C&NW Galena Div.-Clinton Subdiv. , & BNSF’s Chicago Division- Aurora Subdivision, Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA/LaCrosse, WI line (ex-CB&Q Chicago & Aurora Div.-Aurora & Savanna Subdiv./BN Lakes Div.-2nd Subdiv.).

DIAMONDS 2004™ Railroad Video
. UP GE Pushes an EB
UP Coal at Rochelle, IL, 6/2004.
©Copyright 2004, 2021 1-West Productions™/PJ.

See plenty of older and newer EMD and GE units, including UP, BNSF, ATSF, WC, CSX, BN, FURX, MLR, NRCX, locals, coal, mix, stack, and TOFC, COFC. This is what we saw during the early 2000s, now starting to be considered vintage, as power of these days are much different compared to what we see on this video. This video is a remastered version of our original Keith’s Trains Series™ Title #85, now edited, with captions, and menus. For more information and to purchase, click here or go to:

A scene from our UP & BNSF AT ROCHELLE, IL DOUBLE DIAMONDS 2004™ Railroad Video. BNSF/ATSF EMDs take a BNSF Local NW/WB at Rochelle, IL, 6/2004. ©Copyright 2004, 2021 1-West Productions™/PJ.

Plenty of ex-ATSF and BN paint schemes to see on this video.

More new Railroad Videos from 1-West Productions™ coming soon, all year long! Stay Tuned!

1-West Productions™ Staff

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NEW MODERN ACTION VIDEOS 2020 from 1-West Productions ™

We’ve come out with brand new Modern Railroad action on Video. The first is 2020 summer railroad action with MODERN ACTION WITH NS (& W&LE), 2020 ™ (from 1-West Productions™)This video contains summer modern June 2020 action of NS & a W&LE mixed freight, at NS’s Bellevue, OH Terminal/Mini Plant- west end of NS’s Moorman Yard area, south of Flat Rock, & E. of Fremont, OH. See many modern freights (coal, auto frame, hopper, locals, auto rack, stack, mix, a deadline of NS wide cab locos in the yard, some switching at the west end of the yard, vintage PRR/W&LE/NKP/N&W buildings, current & past LS&MS/NYC/PC, PRR/N&W, & W&LE/NKP/N&W ROW shots, & a light loco move. Included are NS’s Toledo & Sandusky District (& a train transferring to their Fostoria Dist.) Footage is from the camera of P. Jordan, & produced by 1-West Productions™ Railroad Video & Audio.

All-Color, Orig. Dolby Sound, 16×9 Format Anamorphic (will also fill the screen for 4×3), On-Screen Graphics Text Information, Edited, Digital Video to Digital DVD, SD, Approx. 120 Mins.  Produced by 1-WEST PRODUCTIONS™.

The second new Video closing out the summer is MODERN ACTION WITH NS & CSX, 2020, VOL. 2 ™ (from 1-West Productions™)This video contains more modern action, during late summer of 2020, in the North-Central OH areas of Clyde, Danbury, Old Fort, Oil Siding, Maple Grove, and Fostoria. See ex-NYC/PC ROW footage at Green Springs and Maple Grove, OH. Also see footage of NS action on their Fostoria and Toledo Districts, and CSX on their Willard, Pemberville, and Columbus Subdivisions. See today’s GE and EMD units, fallen flag freight cars, CSX F Tower, many types of freights, PC and Erie NS Heritage EMD SD70ACe’s, CP units, CSX Caboose, CSX Mid-Train Helper Units, and more. Video footage is from the camera of P. Jordan, & produced by 1-West Productions™ Railroad Video & Audio.

All-Color, Orig. Dolby Sound, 16×9 Format Anamorphic (will also fill the screen for 4×3), On-Screen Graphics Text Information, Edited, Digital Video to Digital DVD, SD, Approx. 120 Mins.  Produced by 1-WEST PRODUCTIONS™.

Break out the pop, chips, or veggies, and enjoy the new videos! Keep checking back for more railroad videos.

©2020 1-West Productions™/PJ


Photo of 1-West Productions™ Railroad Audio CDs

We’ve added more RAILROAD AUDIO CD Titles to our Product Line. The Series is called NORFOLK SOUTHERN-N&W 1980s AUDIO ™, Volumes 1 – 12. All CDs contain vintage NS in operation, starting in Winter of 1986.

Listen to older EMD units: SD45s, SD40-2s, SD40s, GP30s, GP35s, GP40s, GP38s, GP38-2s, SD9s, GP9s, etc.; GEs: C30-9s, U33Bs, etc., & 1 S-switcher ALCO (TLE&W). Run-through freights, switching, locals, & more were recorded near the Bellevue, Clyde, & Flat Rock, OH areas, with 1 recording near NE Grand Rapids, OH of the TLE&W.

Volumes 1-4 were recorded in Mono, & the volumes after were recorded in Hi-Fidelity/Stereo/Panning Stereo. Minutes of each Volume vary from 18 minutes to over an hour.

Photo of NORFOLK SOUTHERN-N&W 1980s, VOL. 1 AUDIO ™, from 1-West Productions ™ Front Cover
Example of 1 of our RAILROAD AUDIO CDs now available for purchase.

We also have a few new MODERN RAILROAD AUDIO CDs also available.

Additional Audio CDs that we now carry include RAILROAD SCANNER RADIO AUDIO, with vintage 1980s Conrail, NS-N&W, & CSX-Chessie. Listen to dispatchers, crews, shops, trains, & more. We will have modern railroad scanner radio audio available as well. Keep checking back.

Videos are great, but also so are AUDIO CDs, where you can listen & use your imagination for imaging- a totally different experience.

Each Volume has a description of each Audio Track on the back cover, with photos of actual trains that were recorded at the time.


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New Railroad Audio CD (1-West Productions™): Modern Railroad Sounds with Norfolk Southern (2010s+) ™

We’ve released from our Audio Department a long-overdue audio CD of modern railroad sounds, called Modern Railroad Sounds with Norfolk Southern (2010s+) ™. We presently have vintage railroad audio CDs available, however a glimpse of modern railroad action sounds also sparks some people’s interests.

This album consists of NS in action on their Districts of Toledo (ex-NKP W&LE Dist.-Toledo Div./N&W Pittsburgh Div.-Toledo Dist.), & Fostoria (ex-NKP Dist.-Ft. Wayne Div.), & Chicago Line (ex-LS&MS/NYC Toledo Div./PC Toledo Div./CR Dearborn Div.-Chicago Line). We recorded at towns of Clyde, Danbury, Oil Station, & Fostoria, OH in 2018-2020. Most are recorded in stereo, some in mono and hi-fidelity.

We were trackside capturing sounds, and also recorded distant ambient and background audio. Also some nearby recordings of idling NS GEs. One of the trackside run-through trains at Clyde was pulled with 2 BNSF wide cab units.

Locomotives that we were able to record the information on during trackside recordings were: NS 7100 series EMD GP60s, NS 4116 EMD GP38AC (ex-N&W), NS 9861 GE 9-44CW, NS 9719 GE 9-44CW , NS 7673 GE ES44DC, NS 9264 GE 9-44CW, NS 9427 GE 9-44CW, BNSF 5753 GE ES44AC, BNSF 7575 GE ES44DC, NS 3659 GE ET44AC, NS 1002 EMD SD70ACe, & NS 3645 GE ET44AC.

Railroad videos are a great way to watch vintage to modern action, but railroad audio sounds can give us a different perspective & allow our imagination capture the image and action. Look for more new titles here on our website to be released in the near future.

For a few of our Railroad Audio Album Samples, please click on our Soundcloud Page and YouTube Page.  For more of our Modern and Vintage Audio Recording Albums, including Vintage Railroad Scanner Radio Recording Albums, please visit here.





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Every few months we at 1-West Productions™ Railroad Video & Audio release new & original railroad video & audio titles. Most of the new releases are video, with a mix of modern & vintage railroad material.


Soon we will be releasing new Modern material, new edited classics from our Keith’s Train Series, and more.  Keep checking back!






We have plans of releasing new Conrail, NS, Steam, & other railroad videos in the next several months. We will also be releasing some new & original vintage & modern railroad audio content. Check back on our New Releases page, All Product Text List page, Railroad DVD-Video & Railroad Audio pages, or go through our menu subjects in our left and top tool bars on our webpages.




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In this part of our Blog, we will be showing railroad photos that we’ve obtained from our various railroad videos, that we produce and have available for purchase. We will also include descriptions for each photo. Please stay tuned and check back for updates!

Photo of CMR Loco from Video Keith's Trains Series ™ #39 & RR Hotspots Butler, E. Lansing, Durand 1995 from 1-West Productions™ Photo Copyright © 2019 1WP™/PJ ©
Central Michigan Railroad (CMR) GP38 8802 on a mixed freight being switched out of CN/GTW Durand Yard, north of the Durand, MI Depot & diamonds. The Yard is from the CN/GTW Gand Rapids Sub., and CMR’s Owosso Line. (© Copyright 2019 1-West Productions™/PJ). Filmography & Photography was from Keith Lehman, now owned by us & taken from our video: RAILROAD HOTSPOTS- BUTLER, IN, EAST LANSING, & DURAND, MI (1995)™, WITH CN/GTW, CP/SOO, AMTRAK/VIA, CR, CMR, CSX (1-West Productions™)

Note: we also have many Train Photos of our own (also scene photos from our current available Railroad Videos), that we post on our Facebook & Instagram Pages. Please check us out there (we appreciate any Follows & Likes on our pages as well). We currently tend to post pics more on those pages than we do here, but keep checking back with us here as well.

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