Northwest Ohio provides the train enthusiast ideal locations to watch busy railroad train action. Two well known sites are actually railfan parks. Those parks would include Deshler and Fostoria, OH. A third location, which is not “ officially" a railfan park, is the premise of this video. This site is located on the north side of Leipsic Ohio. Access to the diamond is in the Southwest quadrant of the junction. There you will find ample parking space and no fences to impede your view.
We spent two days at Leipsic in May of 2019 and were rewarded with plenty of train action on both CSX and Norfolk Southern. The ex-B&O, now CSX line runs between Detroit and Cincinnati. The ex-Nickel Plate, now Norfolk-Southern line, stretches from Ft. Wayne IN to Bellevue Ohio.
Major industries are located north of the diamond and include the IAMS cat and dog food plant, Pro-Tec high grade steel processing plant for automobiles, and an ethanol plant. Both CSX and NS serve these major industries. You’ll witness a local NS train switching both the Pro-Tec steel and the ethanol plants. You’ll watch monster trains, some over two miles in length, ram the diamond at Leipsic Jct. Some CSX trains will have mid or rear end remote controlled helper locomotives.
Along with Dynamic audio, this program includes many unique Aerial video shots throughout the program, all video in this program was acquired using 4K video camera’s for the ultimate Sharpness and Color.
This video is a “must have" to add to your railroad video library.
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