Vermilion, OH 44089 (population, 10,490) Page 2
GPS: N 41.42081, W 82.36455 - Victory Park Google map
Scanner: NS 160.800 , 161.070 
Railroad: Norfolk Southern Dearborn Division, Chicago Line; NS Lake Division, Bellevue District
FRA Info: Crossing Inventory Report for NS, Main St, PDF
Description: Vermilion, OH is located in North Central Ohio on Lake Erie approximately 35 miles west of Cleveland.
The NS Chicago Line here sees up to 90 trains in a 24 hour period. (per FRA statistics) There is a small viewing
platform next to the double track main at Victory Park; and across the tracks is a restored NYC depot which is now
a visitor center. Just south a few blocks is the NS Bellevue branch with perhaps another 20 trains per day
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 90+ on the Chicago Line
boat launch area. N 41.41995, W82.35760 Park in the upper lot. Good views of the NS crossing the Vermilion river
bridge can be had from the Vermilion River. P. Kovac informs me that this is a better spot for viewing trains than
Other interesting or fun stuff: Vermilion has an extensive charter fishing fleet for great fishing on Lake Erie. Also
the Main Street Beach on Lake Erie at the north end of Main St. is a great place to unwind in warm weather.
Gregariousness quotient: low to medium
Local Fast Food: Burger King and McDonalds at South Shore Shopping Center N 41.42450, W 82.35172 on US-6
Local Breakfast: Susie’s Café (Formerly Janice’s) also at South Shore Shopping Center, 4789 Liberty Ave serves
Local Pub and grub: Rudy's Bar and Grill, 5665 Liberty Ave N 41.42201, W 82.36681
Ice Cream: Granny Joe's Ice Creamatorium, 5598 Liberty Ave (US-6) N 41.42207, W 82.36591
Lodging: Less expensive and more options in Elyria, OH N 41.40051, W 82.11662; 13 miles east.
Visitor Info: Discover Vermillion
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Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
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