Deshler, Ohio USA - Virtual Railfan LIVE

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • This is a live stream of the “Crossroads of the B&O” railroad in Deshler, Ohio, USA, for people who enjoy watching trains.

    Actual start date: August 4, 2017

    Camera hosted by Deshler Crossroads Park: /DeshlerCrossroadsPark/

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    The diamond at Deshler, in North Central Ohio, is the intersection of two CSX main lines, both formerly of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O). The north-south single-track line (the Toledo Sub) connects Cincinnati and Detroit via Toledo, and the east-west double-track line (the Garrett Sub to the west and the Willard Sub to the east) connects Baltimore and Chicago via Pittsburgh. Approximately 50 freight trains travel through each day.

    There are ATCS layouts available for the Willard, Garrett, and Toledo Subs, but there is no server (data) coverage. RCL is essential for ATCS data availability.

    There is a radio stream available, listening to the same channels as the speaker heard in the park. AAR channels listened to are 8 (160.230, CSX road), 12 (160.290, Toledo Sub/"LA" desk dispatcher), 84 (161.370, Garrett Sub/"RM" dispatcher), and 94 (161.520, Willard Sub/"IP" dispatcher):

    There is no Amtrak service here. The last passenger train to stop at Deshler was in 1971.

    The two-story structure seen in the NE "quadrant" of the diamond is the former interlocking control tower, and is still used by CSX maintenance-of-way as an office and storage space. The single-story structure in the NW "quadrant" is the former passenger station. Crossroads Park in the SW "quadrant" is where the freight (express) station building formerly stood before it was demolished.

    When’s the next train? Yeah, we get this a lot. There’s no schedule for freight, but some of our more knowledgeable members will provide real-time information when it’s available. Please refrain from asking.

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