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cmherndon
02-09-2005, 05:46 AM
And working overtime. OK, not really, but that's how the song goes.

Saturday, after taking care of some matters up north early in the morning, I head back towards home in search of a few trains to catch(a good railfan ALWAYS takes their camera with them). Taking US 25 south because I-75 just sucks for railfanning, I stumbled upon two rather quickly (229 and 375) which I was luckily already ahead of. I stopped at Mason to wait on 229 which arrived about 10 minutes later behind a pair of EMD's.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93855 - Finally, 229 has some good power!

Looks like I wasn't the only one to catch it either as Emmett and Randy caught it caught it at Pemberton about 4 hours after I saw it.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93469

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93831

Also while at Mason, I decided to take a shot of the searchlight style signals there since NS is replacing those left and right.

http://www.cmherndon.com/other/masonsignal

With 229 long gone, I headed south in search of a suitable location to shoot 375. I heard that they were going to meet M74 at Rohan, so I did a little exploring. I didn't use a map because real railfans don't need maps, and ended up finding the CP at Rohan. Lo and behold, I have a good shot of an EMD trio that gets screwed by AF. Ah well, c'est la vie (not that I speak French or anything).

So further south, I hear 167 getting a warrant on the Louisville District and start heading towards Lawrenceburg. I miss my shot at Pumphouse Road while making a pit stop here at the house. Luckily, they have to meet 284 so the chances of getting a shot are excellent. As I arrive at Talmage, 284 is going in the siding. A few minutes later, 167 pops around the curve, with the sound of a pair of 645's filling the air.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93856 What a sound!

The train passed me while making a pit stop for gas and grub in Harrodsburg, but I stil beat it to Danville with no inspired driving. Amazing. I decide to head down to Palm to bag another shot of this train. That didn't go to well since I had forgotten the angle I had discovered just a few months ago and completely screwed up my shot. I settled for Dash 9 leading a heavy 179 around the curve. However, I did get a friendly wave from the conductor.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93857 - It's better than nothing, but that aint sayin' much.

With some clouds rolling in and 179 being the last southbound for "a while" I headed back home with a few keepers. A slow day, but for the most part the quality made up for the quanity.

Hope y'all enjoy, and thanks for looking!