Deshler, Ohio 43516 (population, 1,799)
GPS: N 41.2061, W 83.9023 Google map
Scanner: CSX 160.230 , 160.320 , 161.520 ; Railfan Amateur radio: 147.315 on 2 meter
Railroads: CSX (E/W) Great Lakes Div, Willard Sub MP 62.5; CSX (N/S) Louisville Div, Toledo Sub MP 164 7
Description: Deshler, Ohio is in north central Ohio. Deshler is called the “Crossroads of the B&O” by local railfans.
The East West CSX (Former B&O Chicago Line) double main crosses the North South CSX (former B&O Toledo Sub)
single main. The local railfans in Deshler are well organized, and have built a very nice, small rail park in the southwest
wye of the junction. It has gravel parking, a small picnic shelter with tables, electricity, a pop machine, fire pit, a
fairly clean porta-potty, and when locals are present there is a scanner in operation. Camping is permitted, and
electricity can be had for contributing $5.00 to the local club. On Saturday nights, in good weather, the locals often
have a chicken barbeque on site and railfans are welcome if they pay a donation.
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 75+
Nearby RR stuff: Fostoria Rail Park N 41.15250, W 83.41133
Gregariousness quotient: Medium
Local food: There is a convenience store with gas and a Subway sandwich shop 1 block north in downtown.
Lodging: Best Western Fostoria Inn, Fostoria, N 41.1806, W 83.4205 or in Findlay, OH at I-75, 25 miles to the
Personal observations: Fostoria’s “Iron Triangle” is 30 Miles East on route O-18 and Deshler sees most of the same
East West trains so generally Deshler makes a worthwhile side trip from Fostoria.
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