The Reds and Golds of Spring in Ohio

NS 8104 sits at Klines (Bellevue) next to a multi-level train.

NS 8104 sits at Klines (Bellevue) next to a multi-level train.

I headed to Bellevue last Saturday to possibly catch Norfolk Southern No. 8104, the Lehigh Valley heritage unit. It had been a middle unit and normally that is not something that I would travel very far to see.

But there was a slight chance it might be made the leader so off I went. Luck was with me as I arrived just after it had been turned and made the leader of a grain train, the 42G.

Traffic through Bellevue was heavy and caused a delay in the 42G’s departure. But some other good photos of other trains were to be had before the 42G finally got the railroad.

I chased it to Attica Junction (Siam) where I let it go and made some photos on CSX before heading home. All in all, there were some nice springtime photos with locomotives and trees sporting red and gold colors.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

Departing Bellevue.

Departing Bellevue.

Coming through the signals at Shriver.

Coming through the signals at Shriver.

Just above Attica Junction.

Just above Attica Junction.

A colorful NS train No. 234 passing some "red buds" in Bellevue.

A colorful NS train No. 234 passing some “red buds” in Bellevue.

Roadrailer at Bellevue.

Roadrailer at Bellevue.

CSX Q166 at Attica Junction.

CSX Q166 at Attica Junction.

Q166 passing a flowering tree near Willard.

Q166 passing a flowering tree near Willard.

Two detail views of the CPR 9815. I had wondered what those "marks" around the perimeter of the unit were for. Turns out this unit was the Christmas Train unit a few years back.

Two detail views of the CPR 9815. I had wondered what those “marks” around the perimeter of the unit were for. Turns out this unit was the Christmas Train unit a few years back.

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