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CN SD70I & BCOL Dash 8-40CM get fuelled at Walker shops. Note the twisty rail in the foreground. Id probably be shot for taking a similar photo at the Saskatoon shops (recall http://tinyurl.com/69r8jh) side street access makes all the difference in Edmonton.
December 18th, 2007
MP 189 CN Watrous sub
12:24pm CN 357, 122 cars
CN 2447-GT 6227
107 center-beams/13 tankers/2 autoracks
When I turned on the scanner this morning, 357 was the first train I heard. Naturally I was sure I'd miss it, but a couple hours later he was still sitting in the...
BC Rail & CN purchased all but three Dash 8-40CM's. Who could have guessed back then that CN would take over BC Rail and put the D8's together on many of their trains.
You can see the CN/BCOL differences pretty well in this photo, for instance one less engine opening on the BCOL unit's...
Although barely a teenager at 15 years old, this unit is showing quite a bit of wear and tear - just look at those amazing safety stripes on the frame. 3 varieties there - shiny, dirty and the original white.
The primer panel under the cab doesn't look pretty either.
Whenever I go to railfan Difienbaker park, a fellow railfan Elijah, usually comes along with me since he lives nearby.
On this day we're shooting a E/B manifest with two Dash 8-40CM's for power! One CN, the other BCOL. As we were standing side by side our photo's turned out identical, so I'll...
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