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  1. Mcleod

    CREX Working for CN

    This is a photo collection of a few locomotives that come from the CREX Citirail stable, and are now working for CN. I believe that CN has received approximately 25 of these GE ES44AC engines, although, I don't know if they are leased or acquired through purchase. As of this date, I have been...
  2. Mcleod

    An EMD SD40-2W exterior walk-around.

    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...
  3. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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!
  4. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    I dunno! Thought it was an interesting photo. The scene holds a number of railway elements.
  5. Mcleod

    It's Just a Truck!

    New high-rail service vehicle. Looks unused here; might not even be tooled up, yet.
  6. Mcleod

    McLeod River Rail Bridge

    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...
  7. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  8. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  9. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  10. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  11. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  12. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  13. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  14. Mcleod

    head on crash

    Wow! The pair in the stopped train made a run for it. I wonder if the engineer in the moving engine jumped ship before impact?!
  15. Mcleod

    Hello from Maryland!

    Welcome Jason. 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.
  16. Mcleod

    Newton Ks 5/22/20

    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.
  17. Mcleod

    Tie Crane working on the railroad

    I was getting seasick watching that movie!
  18. Mcleod

    CN in Whitecourt, Alberta 2020

    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...
  19. Mcleod

    Where is the Omaha Posse?

    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... 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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