Early in the morning I was parked west of Diamond (itself west of Winnipeg), just past the bend in the track (map) around mile 16.9. I had my laptop out, doing some editing, with an ear to the scanner for traffic. After a while I heard CN 111 calling the signals as they approached Diamond from the east. I hopped out of the car, crossed the tracks, and set up the video camera and waited for them. As I waited, I heard CN 304 call a clear signal approaching Diamond!
Soon CN 111 came around the bend.
Looking westward, CN 304 was visible hurtling toward the meet on the south track.
Closer... closer... I wasn't sure which would reach me first but I was hoping it was CN 304 on the south track, so 111 wouldn't obscure the head end.
With a series of honks, CN 304 hurtled by me and met 111 just to my left / east.
CN 111 blew by me going west, and I watched the trains zoom past each other in front of me.
After a bit, DPU CN 8015 roared by on CN 111.
Soon CN 304 was receding in the distance while CN 111's containers were still rattling by. Within a few minutes, 111 was also fading into the distance.
Here's the video of the meet.
I hope you enjoyed my little narrative. I really enjoyed photographing and taping this meet!