HiDef: 3/1/13 One Hell Of A Catch!! UP 1996 leads NS 224 in Germantown, IL

What a hell of a Surprise on the Illinois Division this morning. With hardly any sleep I was keeping track of NS 224 with UP 1996 on point. Around 6:52am I left the house to head over to Centralia, IL to see if I can catch it through there. While I was already thru Bartelso, IL Kevin called me up to let me know that it was going thru Centralia already. So at that point I turned around to go to Germantown, IL to set up there. This was a once in a lifetime chance. The last UP Heritage Unit to go on the Illinois Division was UP 1988 leading NS 223 back in December of 2007. This was the best Friday ever to see UP 1996 leading NS 224

NS 224
UP: SD70ACe #1996 "Southern Pacific"
UP: C45ACCTE #8034