Deshler Crossroads park is the “Crossroads of The B&O”, now CSX. Located in Northwest Ohio the park is home to good times and over 60 trains a day. The park is located on the Southwest quadrant of the Chicago to Pittsburgh East-West Line and the Cincinnati to Toledo-Detroit North-South Line.
Our camera crews visited Deshler in May, June and October of 2009. Not only will you see action at this Ohio Hot Spot but we’ll take you on a tour of the new CSX Intermodal Yard being constructed near North Baltimore Ohio. The yard will be approximately one mile wide by five miles long. CSX will place in service 5 intermodal container / trailer cranes at the yard. They are the largest type in the world spanning 8 yard tracks.
A lot of the work will be moved out of Chicago and to N.Baltimore due to theft / security reasons. We’ll also take you to the diamonds on either side of Deshler at Galatea to the East and Hamler to the West for a brief visit. You’ll see numerous stack and mail trains at this busy junction, tanker trains, perishable fruit and vegetable trains from the West Coast, coal trains, grain and of course regular manifest trains.
The majority of the locomotive power will be CSX in the old and new paint schemes. Other power viewed will be BNSF, NS, UP, SP and Santa Fe.