The railroad action in Vermilion is virtually non-stop. Trains began running through Vermilion, Ohio starting in 1853. Following a joint acquisition of Conrail lines by Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroads in 1997, our historic Harbour Town saw a threefold increase in freight train traffic. A 2003 agreement rerouted 97 trains a day traversing the center of Vermilion. With over 120 trains per day, expected to increase too 200, Vermilion Ohio is a railfan paradise.