Many railfans know that some of the best railfanning in the Midwest is available in northern Ohio. The list of hot spots is extensive,
and the mix of railroad equipment on the rails is always interesting. While CSX and Norfolk Southern are the two dominant Class 1
railroads operating in northern Ohio, it is not uncommon to see Union Pacific, BNSF, and other railroads represented here as a result
of power sharing and track rights agreements.
The Railfan Gallery focuses on points of interest within an area loosely bounded by Bellevue, Berea, Lodi, and Greenwich, and within
this area some less frequented places like Wellington, New London, and Grafton. The Norfolk Southern Chicago Line and the CSX
Greenwich, New Castle, And Cleveland Short Line subdivisions are included.
Whatever your railfanning style, be it observing and cataloging, still photography, videography, or just watching the trains go by,
northern Ohio offers some of the best railfanning venues in the state. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a brand new railfan
with limited experience, I believe that the information and photographs on the following pages will be of interest to you, and will be
helpful when planning your railfan excursions.
Whether you have railfanned northern Ohio in the past or not, please do continue on to the rest of The Railfan Gallery. Enjoy your
visit and check back often for updates and new information.