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    Career as a RailRoad Conductor

    You don't need to go to school to hire on with a railway. I've heard that CP does prefer people that have taken the conductor course, but keep looking and apply when you see an opening. I hired on with CN 4.5 years ago and started training as a Locomotive Engineer in August. Tomorrow will be...
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    Just a few questions about DPUs

    I know CP has been using remotes since the 80's (( (1:20 in there is a robot control car and the DP)), and I've seen pictures of Southern RR testing out the same thing in the 1970's. The DP can be set up a few different ways. The basic does whatever...
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'Along the Columbia'

    The engines are GE AC4400CW's.
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    Cold and frosty

    G82851 01 in the siding at Viking, Alberta. Taken April 3, 2009. Train was ES44DC 2245 for power with 99 empties.
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'Untypical Morning Commute'

    Is it just me or is the right side of the crossing missing its arm?
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'CN 115 Leading Detour'

    774 / 775 are unit Molten Sulfur that load at Ram River, Alberta and exchange with CSX out east.
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'RSSX 106 (GG10B)'

    This unit was at CN's Scotford yard on Wednesday, April 22 awaiting transfer up the Beamer Spur.
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'Last Mountain B23-7s'

    Cool! Hopefully these ones find a good home and not the torch!
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'Last Mountain B23-7s'

    Wow, these things had been sitting in Edmonton for a long time. Too bad, I like the look of those GE units.
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'New Faces'

    Mmmmm, shiny!
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    Comment by 'CNRailCDR' in media 'CP guest on CN'

    CP 5673 had been sitting at the diesels shops at Walker Yard in Edmonton going on about 3 weeks now. I asked one of my Trainmasters and apparently CN has been buying some of CP's old units. Note that its missing its number boards, and it has unit info signs taped to the windows. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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