Despite some meandering clouds, I wanted to get out and enjoy some warmer weather last Sunday.
So I headed for the Bellevue area, where the Virginian heritage unit of Norfolk Southern was leading an 18M east out of Bellevue after changing crews.
He had to wait for some traffic to clear, which helped me as I got a late start from home.
While waiting at CP Shriver in Flat Rock for the 18M to depart the siding on the ex-Wheeling & Lake Erie/Nickel Plate Road Toledo main back in Bellevue, a westbound freight with a Union Pacific-NS combo showed up.
The good news was he didn’t block the shot of the 18M, which showed up about 10 minutes later.
I caught the 18M just out of Bellevue at Flat Rock, at the CP Shriver crossovers
After waiting for two CSX trains to clear the diamonds at Attica Junction, he finally came around the curve at the old Sunrise elevator in the town of Attica
Then it was back to Bellevue where I lucked into a 2-for-1 photo op as a westbound 941 work train, led by the NS 3535, departed toward Toledo, while an eastbound set of light power, with NS 7596 on the point, was coming by on the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad’s Columbus main.
Article and Photographs by Mark Demaline
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