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About Ohio & Indiana Railroad

Overview

The Ohio & Indiana Railroad (OHIR) was founded in 1976 from remnants of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and has grown to become a prosperous regional railroad in the heart of America. The Ohio & Indiana Railroad is a privately owned and managed regional railroad company operating in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Ohio & Indiana Railroad conducts business daily with a wide range of customers from small independently owned companies to several top Fortune 100 companies. Major commodities handled include parts and finished products for the automotive industry, various modes of intermodal traffic, corn and grain, ethanol and gasoline, food products, plastics, paper, scrap metal and recyclables, and military moves. The Marion Intermodal Terminal provides a central loading location easily accessible from all over Ohio, southern Michigan, and eastern Indiana. The Lima Reload Center provides transloading, storage bays and warehousing for a wide variety of commodities.

History Timeline

  • 1975, Nov 6 USRA and Chessie System agree on terms for Chessie to buy EL east of Sterling, OH, for $54.5m
  • 1976, Apr 1 Conveyance Day; Trustees continue to run EL on trackage west of Sterling, aided by state funds
  • 1976, Sep 17 EL sells remaining trackage, right-of-way, and equipment to the Ohio & Indiana Railroad Co
  • 1979, Jan 3 OHIR obtains trackage rights over CR from Lima to Chicago
  • 1986, Oct 23 Sale of Fort Wayne Line from Crestline to Chicago by Conrail
  • 1986-1988 Downgrade and abandonment of most of ex-EL trackage between Lima and Hammond
  • 1989, Mar 27 - Triple Crown Roadrailer terminal constructed in Fort Wayne, joint project with NS
  • 1990, Nov 15 Purchase of CSX Willard-Mansfield line, 25 miles
  • 1993, May 24 Purchase of NS Lima-Portland, IN line, 51.5 miles
  • 1997, Feb 15 Purchase of ex-DT&I trackage from Diann to Springfield from GTW
  • 1999, Jun 1 Conrail operations assumed by NS & CSX
  • 2002, Aug 13 Schneider opens new intermodal terminal in Marion, joint project with CSX and OHIR
  • 2003, Jul 28 CSX buys majority stake in OHIR, operations remain independent

Profile

Corporate profile still to come

Past Updates

2009 Updates
 - Sep 12 - Added four OHIR paintings to Roster page
 - Sep 5 - Added fourteen OHIR paintings to Roster page
 - Aug 30 - Added four OHIR paintings to Roster page and system map to Interchange page

 - Aug 29 - Added seven OHIR paintings to Roster page
 - Jul 2 - Added NYC SD40-2 #6154 to Paintings page

 - Feb 1 - Added Lake Champlain Causeway Scene to Paintings page
2008 Updates
 - Dec 29 - Added BPRR SD70ACe #4300 and CV SD75I #5731 to Paintings page
 - Dec 22 - Added CEFX SW1500 #1500, CNW SD80MAC #8901, CP SD70ACe #8200, and IORY SW1500 #1500-1501 to Paintings page
 
- Nov 30 - Added CITX SD70M-2 #140 to Paintings page
 - Nov 2 - Added IC SD70ACe #1040, PC SD70ACe #4800-4801 (2 versions), and MEC SD70M #400 to Paintings page
 
- Oct 21 - Added DH ES44AC #4401 to Paintings page
 - Oct 20 - Finished website redesign; added additional files on routes to respective pages
 
- Oct 18 - Added ARR SD40-2 #3206 to Paintings page; basic website redesign
 - Oct 8 - Added SOU C40-9 #8764 to Paintings page
 
- Oct 7 - Added SOU SD70 #2501 to Paintings page
 - Oct 5 - Added BO SD50 #8576 and SOU SD70M #2581 to Paintings page

 - Sep 25 - Added CR ES44AC #4411 to Paintings page

 - Sep 20 - Added ATSF SD70M-2 #432 and BN SD70ACe #9370 to Paintings page

 - Sep 19 - Added pages covering Route Data and activated some links (more to come)

 - Sep 11 - Created Route Data & Information main page

 - Sep 7 - Added INRD SD9043MAC #9001 to Paintings page

 - Sep 5 - Added DME SD70M #7004, IORY SD70M #4050-4052 (3 versions), PAL SD70M #7211, RDG SD70M #7013, and WSOR SD70M #7001 to Paintings page
 - Jul 30 - Added HRRC SD40 #4100, VTR SD40-2 #350 & SD70M #400, and WE SD70M #7003 to Paintings page; also added 2 scenic panorama paintings
 - Jun 8 - Added WE SD70M-2 #700 and 2 Undecorated paintings (SD40L-2 & SD40L-2W) to Paintings page
 - Jun 4 - Added GMO SD60 #400 and PLE SD40-2 #3009 to Paintings page
 - Jun 3 - Added WP SD40-2 #3585 & 3588 to Paintings page
 - Jun 2 - Added NP GP38-2 #2000 & 2001 and RUT MP15AC #150 & 151 to Paintings page
 - Jun 1 - Added MCR AC4400CW #4400 and RUT SD40-2 #305 & SD70M #700 to Paintings
 - May 28 - Added WSOR MP15AC #1504 to Paintings page
 - May 27 - Added EL SD75I #4300, SD70M-2 #4350, SD70ACe #4350, and ES44AC #4400 to Paintings page
 - May 26 - Added DH SD40-2 #3000 to Paintings page
 - May 21 - Added FEC SD70M-2 #100, MEC SD40-2 #605 (3 versions), and NECR SD70M #4050 to Paintings page
 - May 18 - Added NECR SD40 #6281 to Paintings page
 - May 17 - Added PRR SD70ACe #4300 to Paintings page
 - May 16 - Added 9 NKP paintings and 1 NYC painting (NYC SD70M-2#4300) to Paintings page
 - May 15 - Added IAIS ES44AC #4400 and OHCR ES44AC #4401 to Paintings page
 - May 14 - Added new information on ASRY, B&M, and SP/MARC railroads (links found on Paintings page next to headers); also added 1 new painting (MARC SD75I #4300)
 - May 13 - Added 4 photos to Pictures page
 - May 12 - New website launched; numerous drawings uploaded to Paintings page

 

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