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  1. CBNS 305

    CBNS 305

    I often saw CBNS 306 when I lived in Nova Scotia. 305 on the other hand ran later in the day, ussually when I ate dinner, so I didn't see him as much. This is one of the few days when I got lucky though. Note the loaded coal cars. The units were smoking hard, I had to move out of the way to...
  2. Contractor hi-rail

    Contractor hi-rail

    I was sitting in the bush waiting to hear a train on the scanner (CBNS 306), when I suddenly hear something moving on the rails. Grab my camera and this is the result. Because of this MOW convoy (there were 2 more hi-rail cars, one SRS/Sperry and CBNS's own) the train I was waiting for was...
  3. Center-beam from above

    Center-beam from above

    An empty center-beam returns east on CBNS 305
  4. hi-rail "ramp"

    hi-rail "ramp"

    Hi-rail machinery, including tractors and 6axle trucks use this fictional crossing (there's nothing on the other side) to get onto the rails from the road.
  5. CBNS trio

    CBNS trio

    12:23 Eastbound CBNS 306, consist: 3 Units, 3 cars (Note direction is where the units were facing) E/B LLPX 1508 - (GP15-1) Blue W/B HATX 912 - (SD45-2) Grey W/B GEXR 4022 - (GP40u) Red CBNS bulkhead pulpwood car 2 white hoppers, last one being AEX 7634 This is my new record for most...
  6. LLPX GP15-1

    LLPX GP15-1

    Finally got a photo of a GP15-1 leading on CBNS! While 3 of these locos are working as switchers on the RR, they are rarely used for mainline service and then are leaders on even rarer occasions like this one! LLPX 1508 is normally the Stellarton switcher - there are more photos of it there in...
  7. CBNS bulkhead pulp

    CBNS bulkhead pulp

    Now here's a piece of history in action! Back when CBNS first came to be they decided to use their own bulkhead pulpwood cars and eventually had a roster of about 20. Not sure of their origins, but they were in service between 1997 and 2002, before being replaced in favor of the more standard...
  8. CBNS coal train

    CBNS coal train

    The daily CBNS coal train, coming back to Cape Breton empty, with 5 units for power. Interstingly the leader is the only mainline unit owned by CBNS. The rest are leased.
  9. GEXR 4022 (GP40u)

    GEXR 4022 (GP40u)

    GEXR 4022, a GP40u is leading CBNS 306 alone with 4 other units.
  10. HATX from above!

    HATX from above!

    HATX 907, the forth unit between LLPX GP38-2 2259/69 and brother HATX 910/914. Since I focussed on taking this picture I don't know the exact unit numbers of the engines right beside it. This image should be a lifesaver for anyone modelling these units, as roof shots in general aren't too easy...
  11. EOT coal

    EOT coal

    Although there's ussually anywhere from 1-30 coal cars up front, a trio often brings up the rear behind the more generic freight such as tankers/boxcars/gondolas. Here's a photo of the same hoppers at the same location heading the other way loaded...
  12. CBNS 306 - June 21st

    CBNS 306 - June 21st

    Just another day on the railroad as LLPX 2269 leads the daily train under the overpass. More information and video can be found here:
  13. CBNS's finest power

    CBNS's finest power

    From the right: LLPX 2259&2269 (GP38-2's) followed by HATX 912, 907 & 914 (SD45-2's).
  14. Tribute to CBNS

    Tribute to CBNS

    Don't think I can make a more scenic photo of CBNS.
  15. SD45-2 Rooftops

    SD45-2 Rooftops

    HATX 912 didn't entirely fit in the photo, thus making room for HATX 907!
  16. Enough water?

    Enough water?

    The last car of CBNS 306 makes it over the marsh. I wonder how they built the RR through here...
  17. EOT on a curve

    EOT on a curve

    It always amazes me how shiny tanker wheels are.
  18. Empty coal train

    Empty coal train

    A freshly patched ex-DEVCO (SCR) coal hopper leads the pack.
  19. Tankers, tankers, tankers

    Tankers, tankers, tankers

    A view from the overpass.
  20. Tanker train?

    Tanker train?

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