Remarks: To the north, horn echoes as a train approached BX. To the south, a headlight appeared in the distance at the other end of the yard. Which would reach us first?
The answer was the southbound, as Amtrak's Palmetto rounded the curve and whipped past North Collier at 1:30 PM, led by P42 136. Seconds later, the northbound Carolinian repeated the scene in the other direction with P42 16 on the point.