Came across a little free time this morning, so I left the house around 0700 and headed for the Indy Line. Crossing the 56th Street bridge, I saw a line up for a westbound on track 1. I raced to Oaklandon to try and get him at the park but after 15 minutes of waiting, I packed up and continued on my way to McCordsville. Not a minute after getting there, the scanner started making noise, announcing the arrival of Q349. As soon as the gates lowered, it started raining. Q349 had a older boxcar logo GEVO leading a nice YN2 SD70MAC.
0756- Q349: CSX 3011/4559:http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457753
The rain intensified over the course of the next hour. At quarter till 9, I heard another GEVO in the distance. Turned out to be Q008 with 3 YN3 engines, the last being an SD70MAC.
0849- Q008: CSX 5436/730/4805:http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457755
Another hour passed before anything else. I was about to doze off when the detector went off at MP 266. I looked out the window and the gates were going down at Olio Road. Scrambling out of the car, I had to grab the video camera and everything else. The camera caught a rain drop to the lense, but oh well, nothing very special about this Q131.
0959-Q131: CSX 9043:http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457758
10 minutes went by and I decided to start working my way back towards home, checking signals on my way. I had just packed everything up when I heard a K5LA wailing in the distance. A couple minutes later, Q348 showed up with a spectacular GE duo (incliding one of Huntington's finest) and something I'd never seen on this train: a large block of Heritage Environmental containers returning east. Attached to this set is a bit of a better picture of 7719 from a couple years ago, giving a better view of its nose logo.
1013- Q348: CSX 484/7719:http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457759http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457760http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2771657
I've done a lot worse out here before. Mornings and evenings are the best for Indy Line trains.