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CSX Intermodal Terminal Open House

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Guests are given a firsthand look at operations during the CSX Northwest Ohio Terminal open house in North Baltimore.

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Larry Holloway, of Sidney, and son Jonathan Holloway, 10, check out the terminal.

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This CSX container is designed to be transported by train and by truck.

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Cargo containers are sorted at the CSX Intermodal Northwest Ohio Terminal.

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One of five huge cranes at the terminal demonstrates how it picks up a cargo container during the open house.

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Vicky Graf, of Bowling Green, takes a photo during the crane demonstration.

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Martin Savko, right, of Nikolas Savko & Sons Inc., welcomes Michael Ward, CSX Corporation chairman, president and chief executive officer, left, and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor to the CSX Northwest Ohio Terminal.

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Bob Zimmerman, left, of Defiance, listens as Chad Main, of North Baltimore, explains the operations at the terminal.

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Cranes "block-swap" loaded railcars between trains.

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CSX decided in 2006 to build the $175 million freight-transfer terminal in Wood County, and began operations in 2011.

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The terminal sits on 500 acres of farmland along State Rt. 18 west of Liberty Hi Road. An ODOT-planned bypass of Rt. 18 will take another 24 acres.

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Normally secure and closed to the public, the terminal welcomed nearly 2,000 visitors to its open house.

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