Marion, OH 43302 (population, 36,837) Page 2
GPS: N 40.5888, W 83.1404 Google map
Scanner: CSX 160.800 , 160.230 , 160.320 ; NS 161.190 
Railroads: Norfolk Southern Lake Division, Northwest Sub; CSX Appalachian Division, Colunbus Sub; CSX Great Lakes
Division, Mt Victory Sub
Description: Marion, Ohio is Located in North central Ohio. Marion Union Station has been restored and is a good
place to watch trains in central Ohio. CSX and NS cross at diamonds right next to the station. Best guess is that
about 60 to 80 trains a day pass by. There is ample parking at the station and when the station museum is open
(Tuesdays and Thurs 10:00AM to 2:00PM) the restrooms are available. There is an Erie Caboose, a restored
interlocking tower, and a model RR club (frequently open on Sundays from 2:00PM to 5:00PM) on the grounds.
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 75+
Nearby RR stuff: Marion Intermodal Center on SR-309 N 40.60180, W 83.07033 (not accessible to the public,
unfortunately) Daily Intermodal service to and from Kansas City.
Gregariousness quotient: Medium to High
Local breakfast: Denny’s, 1050 Mt Vernon Ave. N 40.58078, W 83.10340
Local Pub and grub: The Shovel restaurant and Bar is conveniently located just east of the entrance to the Station,
and is a comfortable place to grab a bite to eat.
Local Fast Food and Lodging: Chain restaurants and lodging are available east of town at the US-23 / O-95
interchange. N 40.5813 W 83.0792
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