And Then the Rain Came

It was just about to call it a day and head home to watch the Preakness Stakes on television. Could Justify win the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown?

He could and he did amid foggy and rainy conditions in Baltimore.

But first I wanted to get one more train on the Cleveland Line of Norfolk Southern.

The bridge carrying Ravenna Road over the NS tracks in Brady Lake has been closed since last December after the Portage County Engineer’s Office determined that it is structurally unsafe for vehicular traffic.

But those using the Portage Hike and Bike Trail can still use the bridge and so can railfans.

An eastbound empty hopper train had pulled up and stopped and my hunch was that it was waiting for traffic at CP 86.

Sure enough, an eastbound intermodal train came past, probably the 24M.

But before the intermodal train got to my position, rain began falling and it kept increasing in intensity.

I got my photograph and ran for my car just before a deluge let loose. It was time to head home.

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