The last weekend in October I took off with three friends for a whirlwind Eastern tour. We left Ohio on Thursday evening and arrived a little after midnight at the cabin at Mance. After a chilly night we awoke to a beautifully clear Friday morning. The greatest catch of Friday morning was Q249 coming around the horseshoe curve just as the sun peaked over the mountains. We decided to move east and stopped at the small community of Glencoe to see what would come along. What came along was P030, the eastbound Capitol Limited. We decided to press eastward and see some new locations. Just after leaving Glencoe our scanner came to life to alert us to the train approaching. IT turned out to be Q297, a westbound with some hot auto parts. We quickly found our way back to the tracks to record its passing. Our next stop was Fairhope, a small community along the tracks much like Glencoe. Of note at Fairhope is a small deck built onto a hill for railfans. From this vantange point one can get a spectacular view of the curves in town. The first train we saw was a westbound, so no decent shot was available. Here we see Q134, our first eastbound at this location, coming into Fairhope. After the excitement of Q134 subsided I decided to check out the view from trackside and while doing so Q641 snuck up on us. After these two great catches at Fairhope we decided to move further east. Our next stop was in the city of Hyndman. Here we waited to shoot an eastbound on the river bridge in town, but such hopes were soon dashed. The only movement we caught near Hyndman was Q135, which we quickly dashed out of town for a better view of. By this time it was mid-afternoon and we were getting tired. We decided to call it a day for photography and head into Cumberland for some "R-n-R." We would resume railfanning early the next morning at Magnolia.