Soon enough I heard some radio traffic indicating CN 314 was approaching from the west and CN 117 was approaching from the east. CN 117 had a stop light so they stopped on the south track to wait for 314 to go by.
You can see CN 8944 was the lead engine, and CN 2326 was trailing.
I drove down beside CN 117 to try to catch the meet. CN 314 had two Illinois Central units on it. The first was IC 2705.
The second was a more traditional Illinois Central engine, SD70 IC 1025.
Once CN 314 cleared the diamond, CN 117 started rolling and crossed over to the north track and continued west.
As it happened, I didn't get a good shot of the meet. Oh well. I did get some nice sunset shots of the train, and in fact a decent shot of the sunset itself.
|From January 7, 2012|