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Former Reading RDC-1 was bought by BCR in 1983 from Septa (Philli commuter rail). The fleet was retired just before BC Rail was privatized by CN. Three RDC's are now displayed at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.
At the other end of the CN system in Chicago, five former LMX...
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.
CN SD40-2W 5250 and BCOL 4543 pull out of the Riverview siding after meeting counterpart CN 314. After the routine crew change and switch lining, CN 303 will take to the Warman sub. The CN 520, who is waiting on his heels, will then go back to the yards.
BCR 4618 belts out a few toots of its K5H as it prepares to ditch its Dynamics for Full power for the assault up to Tisdall and beyond...
Other units in the consist include BCOL 759 and BCOL 3911, and about 37 Loaded cars.
Last summer I caught two BCOL tankers on the same train. I haven't seen one before or since then, until today when I spotted another one. At first it looked like BCOL 1962: http://tinyurl.com/2k2e44
But a closer expection reveals that yet another paint sheme. Did every tanker on BCOL look...
CN 346 and a number of other 300 series manifests have been running with DPU lately, just like CP with their potash trains. I'm not 100% sure this is 346 though, since that train showed up later, so perhaps this is 304?
Either way a very impressive consist. Not sure if this is better then a...
2:20pm CN 840, 83 hoppers
CN 5773-BCOL 752
He's waiting for a yellow @ Riverview, to follow 346, with 347 + MP188 yard switcher waiting to head West.
Normally I'm not too exited about unit grain trains, as long as they're not hauling junk up front. But add a BCOL SD40-2 and it makes all...
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