St. Joe is located in rural northeast Indiana about 20 miles north of Fort
Wayne. It is the crossing of the Norfolk Southern Huntington District
and the CSX Garrett Subdivision mainlines. There is also a connecting
track at the northwest corner of the diamonds that CSX uses to access the
Steel Dynamics (SDI) plant just north of here.
CSX runs a lot of trains on this line. A dual crossover is located
just west of the crossing diamonds. NS traffic is also fairly busy
through here, as well. I do not recommend going to the St. Joe crossing
diamonds. The diamonds are largely inaccessible by vehicle and the
county road to access the crossing is a dead end at the CSX tracks.
Photography angles are not very good here, either. The County Road 55 crossing
west of the diamonds is usually okay for train watching, as are the grade
crossings in St Joe, but your safest and best place for watching CSX action
around here on this line is in nearby Garrett.