Real passion for the railfanning hobby at Berea, Ohio

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Real passion for the railfanning hobby at Berea, Ohio

Postby lakeshoredave » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:06 pm

I recently went to Berea to do a little railfanning and I could not believe how many people were out railfanning in sub zero temperatures. That is some awesome passion for the hobby!
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Re: Real passion for the railfanning hobby at Berea, Ohio

Postby shlustig » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:13 am

It is a hot spot with parallel mainlines, open parking, and a good restaurant in the old station.

Normal train tally is 80+/day, evenly split between CSX and NS plus 4 Amtrak at night (Lake Shore and Capitol Limiteds) if they are on time. Also, an occasional W&LE crossing from CSX to NS. On busiest days, train count exceeds 100.

Only problem has been people wandering onto the tracks. Current cost of a ticket for trespassing is $350 + 85 court costs, so I'm told.
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Re: Real passion for the railfanning hobby at Berea, Ohio

Postby lakeshoredave » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:33 pm

any idea what the new restaurant is like and how the meals are there?
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Re: Real passion for the railfanning hobby at Berea, Ohio

Postby shlustig » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:31 am

The restaurant is very good and moderately priced. We had a Sunday Brunch there for 200 people as part of the 2014 NYCSHS convention. More recently, the NOARS group had a dinner meeting on the 8th.
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