I had been driving around watching for a while, and had gone all the way to Homewood before turning back chasing an eastbound. I caught it at Rochester, then passed it, figuring I'd beat it to Conway. Well, it was stopped up the line, but something was coming toward me... I got to Freedom just in time to see it was the westbound Capitol Limited!
I decided to turn back and try to see it at the cutoff in New Brighton. However, by the time I turned around and got back to Rochester I heard one of the dragging equipment detectors up the line, telling me I'd lost. I didn't want to lose, so I got on route 51 and drove to Ohio, East Palestine to be specific.
It was a drive I hadn't made in a while, but one which brought back a lot of memories, many of which were triggered by businesses which used to advertise on WWKS back when I listened to that... well, that and the fact that I'd driven by their Beaver Falls studio, still used by the formerly co-owned AM station, earlier.
I beat the Capitol to East Palestine by about 10 minutes, watched it go by, then started back to Pittsburgh. 1:20 later I was home, having passed up a few opportunities to watch some other trains, unfortunately. (But it was getting late; I left Ohio at 12:30)
It looks like Norfolk Southern is getting ready to resignal around East Conway; Unfortunate, as yet more classic signals will be consigned to history.
I long for "the good old days".