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DESHLER, OHIO RAILROAD HOT SPOT

 

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 TOLEDO SUBDIVISION

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 WILLARD SUBDIVISION

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 GARRETT SUBDIVISION

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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Railroad DVD Preview: NORFOLK SOUTHERN 1980s, PART 4 & 5, Ohio Lines™ (1-WEST PRODUCTIONS™)

Image of NS 1980s, Ohio Lines Series™, Part 3 & 4 Railroad DVD from 1-West Productions™

We have now available:  NORFOLK SOUTHERN 1980s, PART 4 & 5, Ohio Lines™ (1-WEST PRODUCTIONS™), originally filmed in 1986, in the Ohio area.  This DVD is found in our Featured 1-West Productions™ DVDs Section, under Railroad DVD Categories.  We filmed mostly near Bellevue, one of NS’s main terminals at the time, which today is even more important.  A lot of railroad history comes out of Bellevue.  Originally a Nickel Plate, PRR, New York Central, and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad town,  in 1986, it was now down to just one:  N&W, or NS actually.  Even though the N&W wasn’t absorbed into the NS merger on paper until the 1990s, NS was starting to show their presence in the area.

You could still see a lot of N&W and SOU equipment on their trains, but the NS scheme was slowly taking over- at least on locomotives.  Freight cars wouldn’t carry the NS logo until the 90s.  One could also see older EMD and GE locomotives still working hard on freights arriving and leaving Bellevue.  Let’s not forget all of the now fallen flag railroads seen on freight cars as well.  This was a time of roads like BN, N&W, SOU, ATSF, SP, CR, Chessie-B&O/C&O/WM, WC, D&H, Guilford, ACL, FEC, B&M, and more.  But even older fallen flags were noticed on freight cars during this time:  PC, NYC, PRR, NH, VGN, NKP, WAB, NP, GN, CB&Q, RDG, LV, EL, L&N, SCL, MKT, ROCK, MLW, etc.

CSX was formed by ’87, but their new paint wasn’t seen on the rails until much later.  They were formed in 1986, with the combining of Chessie, Seaboard System, with L&N, ACL, and SCL.  This was also before the 1990s formed Regional RR- the newer Wheeling & Lake Erie.

Add this DVD to your collection today, sit back, and take a trip back in time, the way things use to look in the 80s on American Railroads.  In all-original color and sound, captions on each scene, a short preview with some narration at the beginning, disc menus,  original video transferred to digital DVD, approx. 60 minutes, and 4:3 format.  Produced by P.Jordan and 1-West Productions.

This is just 1 Part in this Series.  Collect all Parts!  This DVD is found in our Featured 1-West Productions™ DVDs Section, under Railroad DVD Categories.

Find Part 3 & 4  Directly Here 

& Check Out The Rest Of The DVDs In This Same Series Here

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