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Steam Encounters in the USA vol. 1: Back to Ohio for B&O and Erie action

May 10, 2024

Jim Guerin encounters B&O and Erie steam and diesel at Painesville, Lorain and Sterling

I've produced the final preview video for you, showcasing some of the scenes which will be presented in Steam Encounters in the USA vol. 1.

We're back in Ohio, which is Jim Guerin's favourite stomping ground in the USA in the 1950s. Here, we encounter one of the massive EM-1 "Yellowstone" engines on the Baltimore & Ohio. There is also quite a bit of action on two roads at the Sterling interlocking tower:

In our ninth video (above) we visit Nickel Plate Road points Conneaut and Painesville (both in Ohio) in 1956.

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