PREX #1606 Chases Cat Out Of The Brush!
The Napoleon, Definance & Western Railroad never ceases to entertain!
There really are no dull moments when watching the engines that run the ND&W. Usually, just watching the way the locomotives rock back and forth on the worn tracks is more than enough. This railfan just happened to be at the right place at the right time, and caught rare moment that would have otherwise gone completely unseen!
As the engine makes its way down the overgrown tracks, an unsuspecting cat had made his way into the path of the train! Suddenly the engineer lets on the horn, terrifying the cat, and it takes off like a bat out of hell!
This classic short line railroad runs through some very poorly maintained track in Ohio. Once part of the Maumee and Western railroad, some of the tracks run over swamp areas which create some very interesting viewing.
The Napoleon, Definance & Western Railroad was established by the Pioneer Railcorp (PREX) as a part of their Michigan Southern Subsidiary.
Some quick facts about the GP16 locomotive
- Builder: General Motors Electo-Motive Division
- Model: GP16
- Build dates: 1979 to 1982
- Locomotive weight: 258,000 lbs
- horse power: 1,600
- Max speed: 65 mph
Let us know if you have ever seen any trains on this short line railroad! It must be amazing to watch the trains mow down the weeds!