This video program is about the CSX Diamond in Lima Ohio in the year 2015. At one time this "former" hot spot was the crossroads of the Pennsylvania RR's Pittsburgh to Chicago Mainline and the B&O's Toledo to Cincinnati Subdivision.
Today, CSX owns both the east-west and north-south tracks at this location. CSX leases the previously owned Pennsy/Penn Central/Conrail line to the Chicago, Ft. Wayne, and Eastern Regional Railroad. CSX operates the previously owned Baltimore and Ohio/Chessie System tracks that carries traffic from north to south.
Due to heavy train congestion in Chicago, Norfolk-Southern has obtained trackage rights from CSX to run between 4-6 eastbound trains per day on the old Ft. Wayne line and these trains are primarily loaded oil trains from the Bakken oil shale fields in North Dakota and Montana. You will see a couple of these trains in this video.
Primarily the action in this program are CSX trains moving between Cincinnati and Toledo. You will see a wide variety of foreign power such as CN, CP, British Columbia, BNSF, Southern Pacific, CF&E, Toledo Peoria and Western, I&O, Missouri and North Arkansas, several leased units, Norfolk Southern, and of course CSX .
The recently painted NS #3170, painted in the original Southern paint scheme will make a cameo appearance on a local NS train.
Consists will be comprised of oil shale, ethanol, grain, auto racks, double stacks, coal and manifest trains.
Both aerial and ground cameras are used in this video to give the viewer exciting and different perspectives of the action at this diamond.
Total Time: 80 Minutes Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Narration On/Off Motion Menus Chapter Search
----------------------------------------------------- Note: This DVD has been down-converted from our High Definition Video Master, and formatted for both Wide-screen and 4x3 TVs -- This DVD will properly play on Wide-screen televisions as 16x9 and on 4x3 televisions as pan & scan 4x3!