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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?!
Glad you like the photos posted here. If you have any photos in your own collection, please feel free to post them up all you want.
Don't you just hate it when power poles photo-bomb the fine images you are trying to make. It happens to me all the time in our local yard.
We don't seem to get a lot of graffito applied to the CN engines in my area. The fake artist's/vandals in you're area must be a bit more brazen.
I was getting seasick watching that movie!
Since I've recently taken an interest in trains and in photographing them, I do hope to get out there soon.
Whitecourt is sitting right on an ecological border, with agricultural land to the east and boreal forest to the west. I believe the CN tracks running through here are known as the Sangudo...
I enjoy looking up the history of the odd engine that make up part of the road I'm interested in. That SD60 in the photograph, CN 5436, was formerly GMTX 9086, in a blue/grey livery. It appears as though GMTX is the reporting mark of a locomotive leasing partner of the GATX Rail Locomotive...
I also find certain railcars to be quite interesting. Indeed, they are changing appearance through the decades, and a photographic record of them as we go along is important. I do like you're photos, and I'm glad you are including the railcars as well as the locomotive power.
Bill, I don't know why 4 engines were there yesterday. Perhaps an over-night stay in our nice CN bunkhouse has something to do with it.
I went downtown on this very rainy day, and noticed that CN 2271 & 2234 have departed. CN 2272 & 2244 have not moved.
There is a much larger yard just west of...
May 20, 2020
A quartet of ES44DC's parked on a short spur in the Whitecourt yard.
This particular spur is too close to the south fence to allow photographs from the sunny side. The shade creating building on the other side of the fence is Home Hardware. Even though I managed a number of photos...
An interesting photo essay.
This type of work was recently done in my area as well. I was unable to get photographs, though. The work was along the line way off the road, not accessible by pedestrian or vehicle traffic. With the modern machinery, it don't take them long to get the work done, either.
A fine group of photographs, Bill. Glad you dug them out of you're archives.
1670 looks like it's an older MPM, for sure.
I believe many of the 'A' power units are repurposed EMD GP locomotives.
CN 3263 in the first photo is a brand new ET44AC carrying the Aboriginal Affairs logo.
A wonderful group of photos. Well done! The yellow Progress Rail is cool.
An idling C40-8W parked on a siding, while it waits for MoW workers to open the mainline to Edmonton. May 05, 2020.
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