Almost Missed It
CP Intermodal train 10,000 feet in length with engines 8871 and 8892 up front makes it way east on the Brooks subdivision.
ll make you laugh, as I was out for a drive when I decided to pull over by this rail crossing on a backroad I was going down.
I had my scanner running, but got no indication this Intermodal train was coming down the track.
So I'm laying back in my truck doing a little texting with my phone, and thought, did I hear a train whistle. I open the window a bit, and continue texting.
All of a sudden something catches my attention, I look up, and the train is bearing down on me.
I'm out of the truck in a flash with my camera running to a decent spot near the track to shoot from, grabbing two pics, the engineer wondering about my sanity as he passes by!
It can be a long waiting period when shooting train pics, and I've waited for as long as 3 hours in my truck, enjoying napping during the wait.
Its a hard job, but someone has to do it!