Deshler, Ohio USA – Virtual Railfan LIVE


Actual start date: August 4, 2017

This is a live stream of the “Crossroads of the B&O” railroad in Deshler, Ohio, USA, for people who enjoy watching trains.

Camera hosted by Deshler Crossroads Park:

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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.

Map & history of this location –

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 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.

​DAILY LOG HERE: Miss a train? Check out this daily log of train action in Deshler with time stamps!
Virtual Railfan and our mods are not affiliated with train logs, they are maintained by volunteers. Please reach out to them outside of our chats for more detailed information or to discuss the mechanics of logging. Thanks to everyone who contributes faithfully to it!



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