Well I couldn't resist the temptation to go see it so we went for the last run on Sunday. We waited at Bucyrus for about 2 hours but missed it once a break was needed. Really hope christmas comes fast so I get a scanner. We drove north to Attica and got her passing through there. The we hustled to Bellevue to catch her pulling into the terminal. Also caught a few other trains while we were there. She takes the pics while I play cameraman.
As for railfans getting out of control, all I can say is stay the heck off the tracks. Saw everone crawling all over them, even 1 person bicycling down them in Bucyrus. When the train came the ones who didn't really keep their distance were the locals. In Attica I was set up too close because I assumed it was going to run on the west track, when it passed on east I backed off and left the camera filming.
JULY 2012 565 by van wert newbie, on Flickr
JULY 2012 567 by van wert newbie, on Flickr
JULY 2012 568 by van wert newbie, on Flickr
JULY 2012 645 by van wert newbie, on Flickr