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Railfan Photo Line - September 2011

Welcome to Photo Line! CSX’s busy Garrett Subdivision hosts plenty of trains, and there are plenty of good locations for photographs along the way. The stretch between Garrett, Indiana, and Deshler, Ohio, is viewed as the favorite by most local railfans thanks to the small town, rural feeling of the route. A variety of freight traffic does not hurt, either! Join photographer Wyatt Heilman as we explore this busy CSX subdivision between April 2010 and March 2011.

CSX Garrett Subdivision by Wyatt HeilmanAutoracks eastbound at Defiance, Ohio

Eastbound autorack train Q200 climbs out of the sag along Railroad Avenue in Defiance amidst a typical spring downpour that lasted just long enough to allow this unique photo.

CSX Garrett Subdivision by Wyatt HeilmanWestbound coal empties at Holgate, Ohio

A westbound empty coal train charges out of Holgate on a crisp winter evening, passing a peaceful pond scene outside of town.

CSX Garrett Subdivision by Wyatt HeilmanA steel drivin' train at Auburn, Indiana

A matched pair of clean CSX GP38-2’s struggle out of Auburn with a long train for the Steel Dynamics plant in nearby St. Joe.

CSX Garrett Subdivision by Wyatt HeilmanForeign power at Hamler, Ohio

The summer of 2010 was heaven to us locals along the Garrett Sub, as we witnessed a barrage of DME and ICE power throughout. Empty CSX train K637 has just passed through Hamler on their trip west, led by a former Milwaukee Road SD40-2.

CSX Garrett Subdivision by Wyatt HeilmanJust visiting, Deshler, Ohio

A pair of foreigners hailing from the Dakota Minnesota & Eastern railroad power this westbound through Deshler, past DR Tower and onto the CSX Garrett Subdivision.

CSX Garrett Subdivision by Wyatt HeilmanWestbound ethanol empties at Concord, Indiana

A beautiful summer evening rolls on as empty ethanol train K645 rolls west, closing in on a crew change in Garrett led by a trio of run-through EMD’s from the Canadian Pacific family.

CSX Garrett Subdivision by Wyatt HeilmanEmpty coke train at Hicksville, Ohio

The final rays of a summer sunset make for a spectacular scene as empty coke train K312 leaves Hicksville behind.

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