In General
Getting Here


The Toledo OH area guide is divided into the following sections:

Introduction and General Information 
Toledo north
Toledo south
Toledo northeast
- east side of the Maumee and north of Walbridge

In General

Location / Name:
Walbridge OH, Wood County

What's Here:
CSX's Walbridge and Stanley yards

GPS Coordinates: 41.587813, -83.496489 (top of Walbridge Yard on Walbridge Rd/Union St, Walbridge)
ZIP: 43465
Area Code: 419

Access by train/transit:
None - TARTA does not have bus service to Walbridge
Their map in PDF form is here or here (the official TARTA location)

The Scoop:

If you want to see a lot of freight action in a small space, then Walbridge should be one of your destinations.  Walbridge and Main St give the railfan easy access to a good portion of the CSX action.  Staying in one spot can lucrative most of the time.  CSX freights can often be found waiting for an NS freight at Vickers.

On the Norfolk Southern side of things, the 2/3 track mainline and the straight track gives one excellent opportunities for photos or video at almost all of the grade crossings.  The two NS signal bridges on the map are close enough to the grade crossings to be used in framing your pictures.

The grade crossings on Wade Rd and Drouillard St have been eliminated, I need to correct my map...... see below for details.

If you're looking for something to eat, I would look up there off Woodville Road by exit 6, where there seems to be a lot of the national food chains.

Eric Davis for his aerial shots of the area, the only other person I know besides myself to go around by airplane and take pictures. 
Let me know if you have done the same and send me the pictures, and I will post them!

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:

For more pictures of the area, check out these offerings from "CGTower" his aerial pictures are from this page....

Aerial shots were taken from either Google Maps or as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

Getting Here

I-290 exit 6B for Wales Road, which takes you close to the CSX/NS diamond.

I-290 exit 4 for Walbridge Rd/Union St for getting right into the thick of things at Walbridge Yard.

I-290 travels around the "eastside" of downtown Toledo, on the east side of the Maumee River on Lucas and Wood counties, Walbridge being in Wood Co.


The above map in a PDF is here.


     CSX's Walbridge Yard

     CSX's Stanley Yard

  Picture by Eric "cgtower" Davis

     Walbridge Junction

     Stanley Junction

  Picture by Eric "cgtower" Davis

     WR Tower

  Picture by Eric "cgtower" Davis

     Vickers Interlocking


     NS - WB Interlocker

Here, not only were the signals replaced, but Drouillard was re-routed around to Wales Rd in order to eliminate the crossing - and Wales Rd was made an overpass.

  Before signal replacement and street realignment



     NS - Westbound

I can understand replacing older CPL, PL, and maybe even searchlight signals (because they require periodic maintenance other than bulb replacement), but why tri-light" signals???

  Before signal replacement

     SB CSX Interlocker

     EB NS Interlocker

     NB CSX Interlocker

     CSX - Stanley Yard North




Fire and Police

Lake Township Fire Department


Compare these aerial screen captures to the USGS map below from 118 years earlier

Historical USGS Maps

Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.


I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  I do these pages because I love spending my time doing them - although I do a reasonable amount of research to make sure the information presented is accurate! :-)  :-)

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, myindexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in, oooooooops, oh well! :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

BTW, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! BE NICE!!! Contact info is here.  Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.


NEW 09/21/2011
Last Modified 02-Jan-2017