The Ohio &
Indiana Railroad would like to say Thank Youto
all of the brave men and women who keep our country free!
Always be safe while railfanning!
Indiana Railroad Company (OHIR) is a 700-mile regional
freight railroad, hauling some 190,000 carloads of
freight annually. The railroad serves four states
and carries traffic between Chicago,
Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, and
Ashland, Ohio, with connections to all major western and
March 6, 2010 — We're upgrading to a new computer which
won't have any web editing software. So, for the
time being (which probably means a few months at least),
there won't be any updates to the website. Feel
free though to browse the pages and contact the
webmaster if you have any questions!
Newly designed website launched.
July 28 —
OHIR has been awarded a grant from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. It will be used
to support clean diesel projects, reducing diesel
emissions by increasing the energy efficiency of switch
locomotives. OHIR will use the money to install
automatic shutdown/startup equipment on 16 locomotives.
"Smart Start" equipment had already been installed on
about a half dozen locomotives in the past three years.
The equipment automatically shuts down the locomotive
engine when it has idled for a predetermined amount of
time while not in use. The engine automatically restarts
to keep engine coolant warm in cold weather and also
when power is demanded from the locomotive. Doyle says
idle reduction devises will reduce fuel consumption and
emissions by 50-70 percent.
Until late summer or early fall in 2010, this
website won't see many updates. My career and
training will be keeping me beyond busy for the next
year or so. There may be a few things added here
or there, but daily updates just aren't possible.
If you have any questions or suggestions though, feel
free to send an email!
website banner courtesy of Chris Haines, John Higginson,
and Joe Vittitoe
& Indiana named Railway Age's 2008 Regional
Railroad of the Year