Northern Ohio Railfan
|There is good parking here and the
MP 15 signal is good for westbounds. This is the red cross on the map.
Follow the railroad west to where it crosses Rte. 82.The MP 21 signal is
right here, good for eastbounds and late afternoon westbounds, also a good
parking spot on the east side of the tracks. Go west on Rte 82 3 miles to Rt
83, turn left and go south 1 mile to Capel Road. Here the MP23 signal is good
for eastbounds. Next stop is the LaGrange detector, actually about 2 miles
west of LaGrange at the Nickle Plate Diagonal Road crossing. Not much
parking, but the MP 32 signal is good for westbounds. After here, we zigzag west to Wellington.
Just south of the Route 18 crossing is the Magyar Street crossing, a better
place to shoot, is at the red cross Four hundred yards south of Magyar is MP
37 where the Wheeling line from Brewster to Bellvue crosses. Just a few
trains use this line each day, but they need permission from the Columbus
Line dispatcher to get across. One half mile west on Route 18 is the Lorain
& West Virginia Railway with a small yard, this is the black arrow. At
present, an E8 LSRX101 is sitting facing northeast at Route 18.
|New London has good parking and a
chance to catch the Wheeling coming off of the old AC&Y line. This is the
black arrow on the map. The best time for pics is in the summer afternoon
marked by the red cross. There is a McDonalds in town on Route 162.
|Greenwich is where
the Columbus Line goes down to one track and crosses the CSXT Chicago Line.
The new double track goes west to Willard. The Wheeling gets off CSXT just
west of the diamond and goes to Carey. This is at the black arrow. The best
place is right at the diamond marked by the red cross.