On Friday July 31st I learned an eastbound UP merchandise train on the nearby Baird Sub had the 1989 Rio Grande heritage engine leading. As it was now late afternoon as the train approached, it would be coming out of the sun at most locations in this immediate area. I decided to go to the parking lot behind the Aledo City hall as the angle of the track there would allow for a fair broadside photo. At 5:49pm this was the result of my planning.
As the title implies it was one and done for the day.