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The Ohio & Indiana Railroad would like to say Thank You to all of the brave men and women who keep our country free!


Always be safe while railfanning!

The Mid-West's Own
Ohio & 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 eastern carriers.


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!

Aug 28 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.

Webmaster Note
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!

Pictures on website banner courtesy of Chris Haines, John Higginson, and Joe Vittitoe


Ohio & Indiana named Railway Age's 2008 Regional Railroad of the Year




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