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CSX St Louis -- Cleveland Tour

A detailed series of self-guided railfan tours

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This series of segments is an attempt to stitch together a tour of the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad and ex-Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway between East St Louis, IL, and Cleveland, OH.Today's trackage is all CSX. Completed so far are segments from Avon Yard west of Indianapolis to Greenwich, Ohio, a distance of 242.6 timetable miles.

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Go here for a complete guide to the subject of Frograil's railfan tours. Find advice on a packing list, safety and planning considerations, and links to tour pages sorted by railroad/state and state/railroad.

Tour Overview

WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE: From a particular starting point, each segment of this coverage will allow you to follow the instructions given, drive to a railfan site, then to the next, etc. etc. Traffic levels and patterns will be given, and the photographic/ lighting considerations for each site will usually be mentioned. You'll be told about Area Attractions, such as tourist and historic sites, as well as hotels and restaurants which are trackside or otherwise worthy of note. In short, you'll be able to plan an entire family or railfan-only outing or even a vacation from this guide, as it is completed in the months and years to come.

WHAT YOU WILL NOT FIND HERE: This is a railfan guide, not a photo collection. There are already many excellent and enjoyable railroad photo sites available, and one more really wouldn't add much value to the general railfan. You will also not find fancy graphics, as this is a tour guide, not an exhibition of HTML or graphics expertise. You'll be able to load these pages quickly and print them without waiting a week for each page to print. Also, you'll conserve toner/ink in the process.


Avon (Indianapolis) - Anderson, IN Complete: 56.1 miles

Anderson - Sidney, OHComplete:76 miles

Sidney - Marion, OHComplete:63.5 miles

Marion - Greenwich, OHComplete:47 miles

Contributors To This Tour

Bruce Bridges, On-the-ground research and full text, Avon - Anderson

Bruce Bridges, On-th-ground research and full text, Anderson - Bellefontaine

Sherry Hill, All driving, Bellefontaine - Greenwich. Her patience is truly saint-like

Tony Hill.Webmaster -- the guy who makes it go.Also, on-the-ground research and full text, Bellefontaine - Greenwich


If you'd like to contribute to this, or any other tour, please contact me here, and let me know what you'd like to do. We'll work together: You supply the data/info, and I'll do the HTML stuff and upload it. You'll get a chance to review the fruits of your efforts before the general public sees the finished product, so you can let me have your corrections, additions and changes.