This is just a short post recounting the two trains I saw on Friday morning.
I saw train CN 111 rolling west along the CN Rivers subdivision just after 9 AM. It had CN 2274 in the lead.
One challenge with shooting into the sun like this is to avoid blowing the sky out with the high contrast between the dark train and the bright sky. Typically I would focus on the side of the train, which is much darker than the sky. I used the exposure compensation on the camera to step it down 2/3 of a stop.
CN 2529 was the second unit and has something odd on the side of the engine over the "5". Is it a rear-view mirror?
After the head end passed, I drove west to catch it again. I was surprised to see a train coming the other way. It turned out to be CN 102 and I had just a few seconds to pull over and shoot it.
Note the lack of any class lettering under the "5611" on the side of the SD70I.
I did get ahead of train 111 and shot it approaching Diamond.
I decided to do a pan shot of 2274 this time. I set the shutter speed to 1/80s.
After I watched the train pass for a bit, I saw the mid-train engine, CN 8938.
While I was in the panning mood, I shot this CN container. "We Deliver!"
The train rolled off into the distance, and so did I.