This video will take you back to the 1980’s right after the 1981 consolidation on the Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton with the Grand Trunk Western Railroad. You will see every color scheme imaginable between these two roads including the popular “1776” bicentennial red, white, and blue scheme.
The first portion of this video deals with films taken by Fr. Dale Peterka of the Cincinnati area. You’ll see street
running in Newport, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, views of the L&N’s Decoursey Yard, bridge crossings over the Ohio River and much more. Fr. Dale then takes us north for a quick look at Quincy, Ohio where the DT&I crosses Conrail’s (former NYC) mainline at grade.
You’ll see the famous six bladed semaphores still in action controlled by the operator at Morgan Tower and watch a northbound DT&I train rumble across the scenic High Bridge Trestle just north of Quincy.
The second part of this video was shot at Waverly, Ohio in the mid-80’s by Steve Neff. Watch the DT&I/GT trains maneuver into the N&W interchange yard at Waverly, visit Gregg’s Hill which many railfans consider one of the most scenic train watching spots in southern Ohio, then see the DT&I backing their long trains (caboose first) all the way to Waverly while trains on the C&O and N&W make cameo
One hour, color, sound, and narration.
Copyright 1997 Steve Neff
Neff DVD-N022-DT&I Grand Trunk Series-Vol1
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