On the Curve in Fostoria

The second unit is a former Union Pacific and the first freight car is also UP.

The second unit is a former Union Pacific and the first freight car is also UP.

A container train out of the North Baltimore intermodal facility is heading for Detroit.

A container train out of the North Baltimore intermodal facility is heading for Detroit.

With connections in all four quadrants, the crossing of the CSX Willard Subdivision with the Columbus Sub offers many opportunities to see trains rounding tight curves in Fostoria.

But only the northeast and northwest connections are easily photographed. The northwest connection between the Willard Sub and the Pemberville Sub is the most accessible because it curves around the Iron Triangle Railfan Park.

During a late June outing I was able to get a pair of trains coming off the Willard Sub and onto the Pemberville Sub. For the historically minded, that is going from the Baltimore & Ohio to the Chesapeake & Ohio.

My vantage point was the sidewalk along Columbus Avenue, using a telephoto lens.

Article and Photographs by Craig Sanders

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