I happened to get a chance to get away from home for the past weekend, and I had some oppurtunities to get trackside.
Tiffin, Ohio, is located on the CSX Willard Subdivision, between the hotspots of Fostoria and Willard. The Willard Sub is the former B&O mainline between Baltimore and Chicago. The Pennsylvania Railroad had a line going from Toledo to Mansfield, Ohio and the New York Central had a line streching from Sandusky to Springfield, Ohio. The PRR from Tiffin north towards Toledo is still in place, being served by a shortline, the Northern Ohio & Western. The rest of the PRR and NYC around here is abandoned. All three railroads paralled each other for about a half-mile (or about a kilometer) and crossed the Sandusky River on four seprate bridges (1 NYC, 1 B&O, 2 PRR).
1. CSX train Q139 is heading towards Chicago near downtown on Saturday afternoon.
2-3. The NO&W has a variety of power, including 4497 and a Central Kansas Railway GP7.
4. This old PRR CPL still stands even though the mainline it was supposed to signal is now gone.