In the early 1950′s, the Toledo Peoria & Western advertised itself as the “Magic Carpet of Railroading”. Over the years, this classic midwestern line has rostered red-and-white GP38-2′s, ran doublestack intermodal service, and served as the Santa Fe’s only reach into the Hoosier state.
Now part of the Rail America family, the TP&W can still be considered a “magic carpet ride” among Hooser railfans. On a balmy 60 degree day in early January 2012, TP&W GP 20 #2048, a former Santa Fe unit, rests after a long week of work in Logansport, IN.
Submitted by Chris Dees.