Posted by atrainguy60 on 8/19/2017, 6:33 pm 22.214.171.124
I went down to check out the 1225 and it's Melon Fest train rides today and rode the noon ride. Afterwards I chased the 2PM ride from just north of Howell at Barron Road north to "downtown" Cohoctah where it stopped right on the crossing there in town and was pulled back to Howell by GLC 398 who was on the rear of the train. Actually, as of this writing, the 6PM ride should be in Cohoctah right now! It takes a half hour from Howell to Cohoctah on the hour long round trip. Anyways, here's the 1225 videos:
Then I went to Durand and immediately saw 502 with CN 2913 and 2858 leading. They went into the yard with some cars, and came out light, heading back to the rest of their train. Before they could leave town, however, L503 was on it's way and had to go through first. After a half hour wait or so, 503 arrived with a very large train:
After that, I didn't wait for 502 to leave, but it was a fun day of rail fanning!