One Day at Oak Harbor, OH

I went to Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998 to record a full day's worth of action at one of my favorite railfan spots east of Toledo on the Chicago line.  This town was where the single track NS Fremont District between Toledo and Bellevue crossed over the Conrail Chicago line on a steel girder bridge that always made for a great photo backdrop, so I parked by the depot which was just east of that bridge to watch the action and my results are inside this album.

 

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CR 2564 and 2567 power TV10B eastbound thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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CR 3287 and 6008 lead PITO-9 at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
3
CR 4114 and 4106 powers PITO-9X westbound thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. This train would stop outside of town for a bit to wait on a couple of eastbounds before continuing on its way. Chris Howe photo
4
CR 5021 and a pair of EMD's lead a westbound freight at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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CR 5051 and a BN SD40-2 leads TV11 thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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CR 5064 and 5038 lead train STX, which was a solid unit train of CSX coal hoppers, westbound thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Not sure on the symbol and I welcome corrections. Chris Howe photo
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CR 5637, 6112, and a EMD leads UDM-17C westbound thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. This was a solid train of the old DEEX high side coal gons(with the blue end stripes) on its way to Detroit Edison's powerplant in Monroe, MI. Chris Howe photo
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CR 6039 and a pair of EMD's lead train STES-9 thru Oak Harbor, OH as NS 354, which had GTW power on the point, passes overhead on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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CR 6134 leads ELBU-9 east on track two past the stopping PITO-9X at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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On my way to Oak Harbor that morning I grabbed this shot of CR 6187 leading STBN-9 at CP34 Galatea, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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CR 6226 and fellow GE leads ELPI-9B past a MOW crane parked in a storage track at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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CR 6789 and friends, including a couple of UP engines, leads TOPI-9 under the NS line at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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CR 6793 and 6485 powers TV1H westbound thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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LMS 716 and friends leads Mail-8 at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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LMS 727 and friends race by eastbound on track two past the stopped PITO-9X at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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My first train of the day at Oak Harbor was TOMT-9 with a pair of new UP GE's, 7539 and 7540, leading on December 9, 1998.

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