Train watching in Fostoria, Ohio

Brian Schmidt
Eastbound containers on Q016 pass F Tower in Fostoria on a cloudless summer morning in July 2011.
Railroads have long dominated the landscape in Fostoria, Ohio, a city of about 13,000 that lies roughly 40 miles south of Toledo. It is the junction of three main lines, operated by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern, that host upwards of 100 trains daily. Until March 2015, those junctions were controlled by F Tower, located in the heart of the city's rail action.

The city has long been a popular destination for railfans. Trains offers an exclusive railfan guide to the city, the help you plan your next visit to Fostoria. This photo gallery also provides a sampling of rail action from throughout the city.

For more on railroading in Fostoria, and the now-closed F Tower, see the August 2015 issue of Trains Magazine.
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