Three different locations capturing the EMD SD50-2 led ethanol train as it rolled east on the Chicago subdivision. Included are a few photos from along the way.
After catching this train at MP 113 near Shannon, Illinois I decided that I liked it enough to chase the train east and end my day with it. So I raced ahead of what became a fast mover. Grabbing a few photos along the way which are shown in the video. I had barely enough time to get set up for a video and photo east of Davis Junction. Afterward, I drove quickly east and got about a mile ahead. Just enough time to park and grab the overhead shot at Route 72. Then a reprieve as the crew and dispatcher had a communications snafu that stopped the train near Kingston. So I had enough time to grab a photo as it ran under the CN tracks in Genoa. Plus it stopped as it met a westbound train there. So I was able to set up for a final, down low shot at New Lebanon.
These same photos are over at flickr. flic.kr/p/dPRRbR
To view the entire train click here: youtu.be/qsChHDK2AUQ