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PC: train watching spots that will keep your rear out of trouble and jail
- Subject: PC: train watching spots that will keep your rear out of trouble and jail
- From: Chuck McDonald <indycdmc@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 19:18:44 -0500
Hi my name is chuck mcdonald (15 yrs old).
Although i have been train watching in avon yrd. in Indianapolis they
didnt mind when i went. Mabe it was because it was 2 yrs ago. I also
stayed in the car.
Some good spots for train watching in north west ohio are:
1. Deshler, OH- a crossing of CSX's (ex-b&o) Double track chicago-new
york main and the single track Detroit-cincinatti main. About 50-80
trains per day. in deshler there is a park and some benches where you
can sit and you are not more than 50 ft. from the diamonds. Trains also
cross from the north south line to the east west line.
2.Fostoria, oh- 30 miles east of deshler. It has the crossing of two csx
mains (one C&O one B&0)and the norfolk southern line from chicago to
buffalo (ex-nkp). The best spot to park is at the amtrak station in
fostoria. Also it has (it was working 2 yrs ago) a working signal
tower!!! Many trains cross over from the b&o going east onto the c&o
going north. Also a very good spot to train watch.
3. Mortimer, Oh (north findlay)- located 20 miles south east of deshler.
It has the crossing of the NS (NKP) Chicago-Buffalo and Conrail
(NYC)Toledo-Columbus branch. Watch out for rr police here. If you do go
here look down the ns tracks and you can see the ex-station. To get to
it turn at the elks and go cross the first track and turn left inbetween
the 1st and 2nd track. A good place to trainwatch. If you want to stay
out of trouble there is a trainwatching group that has a permit to be
here. Contact larry snodgrass(man with the permit) for more details
(sory dont have the address or phone #).
If you have any good spots in sou. Illinois, indiana, or northwest ohio
please tell me. Also if you would like the scanner frequencies e-mail
me at Indycdmc -AT- frs-l.com .
Po box 8516
Robinson IL, 62454
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