Northern Ohio & Western Railway


We're proud of who we are, and what we've been able to accomplish in a relatively short time. We continue to add new services, new companies, and new rails to help businesses of all sizes to grow. We're dedicated to making rail easy; through our bundled services that include terminal and switching services, door-to-door container services (also known as transloading), processing, fueling, storing, and maintenance as well as land purchase and development. And don't forget, we'll even communicate with the class 1 railroads on your behalf, so you don't have to. We're more than just a railroad; we're shipping made easy.


now_state The Northern Ohio & Western Railway is a shortline operation owned by OmniTRAX and located in northwestern Ohio. Based in Tiffin, the line runs north and west approximately 25 miles to Woodville -- southeast of Toledo. This segment was originally a Pennsylvania Railroad line between Toledo and Mansfield. Today, interchange is with CSX on both ends of the operation, at Tiffin and Woodville, and with Norfolk Southern mid-route at Maple Grove. Principal commodities transported are limestone, lime, and pressed board.

NOW route map / web

Motive Power

Northern Ohio & Western #701

  • builder:Electro Motive Division
  • model:GP7u, B-B road switcher
  • built:Oct 1947, EMD #12198
  • series:2729 produced 1949-54
  • engine:EMD 567B (16 cyl, 1500 hp)
  • notes:
  • blt Santa Fe #2652, rebuilt #2179
    to Great Western #3179
    to OmniTrax Leasing #2179
    to Central Kansas #701, back to OmniTrax
  • builder

    Rolling Stock

    Examples of the numerous covered hoppers seen all along the Northern Ohio & Western:



    Maple Grove

    Click to see the Norfolk Southern interchange plotted on a Google Maps page





    Click to see the Woodville yard location plotted on a Google Maps page


    Links / Sources

    This page was updated on 2016-04-05