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Labor Day weekend on the Marcelline Sub
Usually, Labor Day weekend means that I’m out doing something train related. I decided this year to head out to Camden, Missouri on the Marcelline Sub.
I arrived a little before 10:00 and found that I wasn’t alone – there was another car, and two railfans wearing day-glo orange vests already there waiting on the (late, as is the norm) Amtrak 4. It didn’t take long for the action to kick up.
We heard the horns of an oncoming eastbound. One of the other railfans predicted that it would be on Main 3 (the NS/Wabash Main).
After the westbound left, my contemporaries decided to call it a day and/or decided to head to another location. From here on out, I was flying solo. I had a seat in my car and started uploading the first set of pics to social media when…
I was just about to pack it in and head for beans (that’s railroad slang for a meal) when the train gods asked at 1224…
Grand Total: 13 trains in 2 1/2 hours. Surprisingly, no Tier 4’s showed up.
All photos were taken on Sunday, September 2, 2018.