Missy and I were at home today. The morning was rather wet from the rain over night. I turned the scanner on mostly out of curiosity. By late morning the rain had stopped and I heard a southbound call out the slow order between mile 39 and mile 36 of the Hamilton Subdivision. The weather had brightened up a bit and I needed to go out for milk so I took Missy over to Chantler Road to see.
After watching train 246 roll by we acquired the milk and went back home.
In the early evening I was working with some of my old trackside information when I heard train 254 announce the slow order between mile 39 and mile 36. The weather was clearing up a bit and there was adequate light so I took Missy over to Chantler Road for a photograph.
Hokey smokes! It had been just over two years since I'd last seen a Canadian Pacific SD90MAC on the Hamilton Subdivision. Since this was a rare event I used the 25 mph slow order to my advantage and drove ahead to River Road to photograph the train again.
And with that I returned home for the evening. Actually, it had been about the busiest weekend on the southern half of the Hamilton Subdivision in a long time.
Addendum: CP 9143 continued east to Taylor Yard in Taylor, Pennsylvania. It was then lifted by the Delaware-Lackawanna and delivered to Steamtown for Railfest on September 4th and 5th.