The Gregarious Railfan
Glendale, OH 45246  (population: 2156 [2013])        

GPS: N 39.27207, W 84.45861  Google map   

Scanner: CSX: 160.230 [8], 161.100 [66]

Railroads: CSX Louisville Div, Cincinnati Terminal Sub, MP 15; Norfolk Southern (1.5 Miles east on Sharon Rd), Lake
Div, NW Sub, MP 18

Description:   Glendale, OH is a northern suburb of Cincinnati, just west of I-75 exit 15. The double main CSX hosts
freights passing through town at speed. NB and SB B & O cantilevered bridge CPL signals used to flank both sides of
the Sharon Road crossing, but were replaced in late 2014.   

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 35

Nearby RR stuff: Operated by the Glendale Heritage Preservation, there is a Museum housed in the former
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Depot built in 1880 just 350 feet south of the intersection.

Other interesting or fun stuff: Glendale's symbol is the black squirrel. Twenty-five statues of squirrels in varying
attire have been placed by certain buildings in the style of downtown Cincinnati's Big Pig Gig.  Northwest of Glendale
maybe six miles is Jungle Jimís International Market maybe the largest, most complete, and unique Supermarket in the

Photo opportunities: Through CSX freights with the station Museum or the Cock and Bull in the background.

Local breakfast: The Waffle House, 1 ľ miles east on E. Sharon Rd.

Local Pub and grub:   The Cock and Bull $$ right next to the tracks in Glendale with an upstairs outside deck,
PERFECT for watching trains.
(also other locations around Cincinnati)

Lodging: Many of the national chains are located in the area of exit 15 on I-75. Most are on the expensive side.

Personal observations: This is a great place to railfan with plenty of parking. Railfans congregate there frequently in
good weather, and The Cock and Bull is a great restaurant.  

Visitor info:   Glendale - Trip Advisor   
Overview of Glendale
Google aerial view annotated by Todd Sestero
Note: In mid 2014, The old B&O CPL were replaced
with modern 'Darth Vader' 3 position lights
Todd Sestero's RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S Glendale Page