IORY 2102 is a class EMD GP38-2 and  is pictured in West Chester, OH, United States.  This was taken along the NS Dayton District on the Indiana and Ohio Railway. Photo Copyright: David Rohdenburg uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 12/24/2022. This photograph of IORY 2102 was taken on Friday, July 02, 2021. All Rights Reserved.
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Shades of the DT&I on Mauds Hill

By: David Rohdenburg


Description

Shades of the DT&I on Mauds Hill - Almost looking like a DT&I trackage rights train from days gone by with a non dynamic brake orange EMD Geep on the point, a rare Indiana & Ohio Railway road freight operating across Norfolk Southern's Dayton District storms up Mauds Hill at Dimmick Road in West Chester, Ohio with 11,500 EMD Horsepower lugging 83 cars up the hill that was once a helper district in New York Central days. Operating as train IORY04-02, this train was a detour move with traffic for Lima and Delta, Ohio on the former DT&I due to a washout on the I&O's Midland Subdivision. While a rare move today, the I&O had previously operated road freights to and from the former DT&I mainline in Springfield, Ohio over this line on trackage rights until the acquisition of the Midland Subdivision in 2004, which completed the link for the I&O's own route from Cincinnati to the former DT&I. The trackage rights trains from Springfield to Cincinnati were operated by Grand Trunk and predecessor DT&I prior to 1997.


Railroad

Indiana and Ohio Railway

Class

EMD GP38-2

Road Number

IORY 2102

Line/Subdivision

NS Dayton District

Location

West Chester, OH, United States

Date Taken

July 02, 2021

Date Uploaded

December 24, 2022

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Description

Shades of the DT&I on Mauds Hill - Almost looking like a DT&I trackage rights train from days gone by with a non dynamic brake orange EMD Geep on the point, a rare Indiana & Ohio Railway road freight operating across Norfolk Southern's Dayton District storms up Mauds Hill at Dimmick Road in West Chester, Ohio with 11,500 EMD Horsepower lugging 83 cars up the hill that was once a helper district in New York Central days. Operating as train IORY04-02, this train was a detour move with traffic for Lima and Delta, Ohio on the former DT&I due to a washout on the I&O's Midland Subdivision. While a rare move today, the I&O had previously operated road freights to and from the former DT&I mainline in Springfield, Ohio over this line on trackage rights until the acquisition of the Midland Subdivision in 2004, which completed the link for the I&O's own route from Cincinnati to the former DT&I. The trackage rights trains from Springfield to Cincinnati were operated by Grand Trunk and predecessor DT&I prior to 1997.


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— David Rohdenburg

I've been following trains since I was old enough to know what they were. I started doing photography in my teens, and have been doing it ever since, and now include my family in some of my images.

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IORY 2102 is a class EMD GP38-2 and is pictured in West Chester, OH, United States. This was taken along the NS Dayton District on the Indiana and Ohio Railway. Photo Copyright: David Rohdenburg uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 12/24/2022. This photograph of IORY 2102 was taken on Friday, July 02, 2021. All Rights Reserved.


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