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.

 

CR 2564 on TV10B at Oak Harbor, OH

CR 2564 and 2567 power TV10B eastbound thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo

CR 3287 on PITO-9 at Oak Harbor, OH

CR 3287 and 6008 lead PITO-9 at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo

CR 4114 on PITO-9X at Oak Harbor, OH

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

CR 5021 west at Oak Harbor, OH

CR 5021 and a pair of EMD's lead a westbound freight at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo

CR 5051 on TV11 at Oak Harbor, OH

CR 5051 and a BN SD40-2 leads TV11 thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo

CR 5064 on STX at Oak Harbor, OH

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

CR 5637 on UDM-17C at Oak Harbor, OH

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

CR 6039 on STES-9 at Oak Harbor, OH

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

CR 6134 on ELBU-9 at Oak Harbor, OH

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

CR 6187 on STBN-9 at Galatea, OH

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

CR 6226 on ELPI-9B at Oak Harbor, OH

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

CR 6789 on TOPI-9 at Oak Harbor, OH

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

CR 6793 on TV1H at Oak Harbor, OH

CR 6793 and 6485 powers TV1H westbound thru Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo

LMS 716 on Mail-8 at Oak Harbor, OH

LMS 716 and friends leads Mail-8 at Oak Harbor, OH on December 9, 1998. Chris Howe photo

LMS 727 on Mail-8M at Oak Harbor, OH

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

UP 7539 Oak Harbor, OH 12-9-1998

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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