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Here is CN 5329, which is one of two SD40's that are used for local switching duties in the Whitecourt, Alberta area. These engines switch for the oil-n-gas, forest product and gravel industries, bringing loaded rolling stock into a local staging yard. Larger, more modern engines will pick up...
After many visits down to the McLeod River rail bridge, hoping to get a photo of a freight crossing with the sun behind me; success, at last.
Being able to capture that photo really made my day!
I dunno! Thought it was an interesting photo. The scene holds a number of railway elements.
New high-rail service vehicle. Looks unused here; might not even be tooled up, yet.
Today, I captured an October photo of a pair of SD40's (5242+5343) entering onto the bridge:
I've failed this summer to capture a full freight coming off the bridge, on a bright morning. Such a freight in this area would likely be made up of two-bay hoppers or center-beam flats, or tankers...
Here's a weathered SD-40 that is seriously in need of paint:
I suspect this unit is replacing 5326 which has been the local resident switching work-horse along with 5343 for the summer months. Perhaps 5326 has been sent to Edmonton for servicing, and 5242 is a temporary stand-in. - I don't...
Thought I might update with a few engine photos I captured during this autumn season.
First, CN 6007, an SD40-2Q, in town on September 21, 2020:
CN 5628, an SD75I. October 06, 2020.
CN 3904, a new ES44AC. October 14, 2020.
Finally, another photo of the seemingly resident SD40-2W's...
08-22-2020 - CN 1501 RDC test car parked on a siding, later in the afternoon. I just had to stop and capture a few photos; it's the first time I've seen such a unit come into town.
CN 2562 pulled in beside the RDC while I was taking the photos.
There was also the seemingly resident SD40's...
Thank you, for the welcome, Rick. Don't worry about not knowing where Whitecourt is; it's only a small Alberta town to begin with.
CN usually keeps a couple of older engines in the downtown Whitecourt yard to perform switching duties necessary for the variety of local industries. There are...
Thought I'd drop in a share a couple of photographs I took yesterday, August 12, 2020. These are both cropped to where I like them. I've learned it's best to take locomotive and yard shots at distance, and then crop them to a workable photo. It seems to help with the bent fisheye effects that...
June 08, 2020
Here are a few photos I took during a walk through of the small CN yard in Whitecourt.
Home Hardware on the left, the CN bunkhouse on the right, and this days complement of engines parked on sidings in the middle. The two CN water tank cars were moved recently to the siding they...
May 27, 2020
A couple of engines were sitting on the south siding in the Whitecourt yard, right beside the Home Hardware fence where I was picking up lumber on Wednesday. The event offered the opportunity to scoot into the yard and snap a few photos.
That particular siding the engines were...
The pair in the stopped train made a run for it. I wonder if the engineer in the moving engine jumped ship before impact?!
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