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Flooding in the Reeseville marsh covering both main tracks forces CP to run trains from Chicago to Janesville, WI on the Union Pacific Harvard Sub. From Janesville to Madison, WI where they get back on home rails the detour trains utilize the trackage of the WSOR. UP's automatic train stop...
CN 8869 is in charge of this train heading downhill through Lomira, WI. The second unit is just along for a ride as the crew has notified the diesel doctor that it is not loading in either power or dynamic brake applications.
Via F40PH-2 and F40 rebuild by CAD lead the eastbound Canadian towards Miniota Manitoba. This was a excellent way to end a awful day as my Saskatchewan Roughriders were been stomped by the Winnipeg BlueBombers so we fled to Manitoba.
It's spring in Calgary - That means brown grass, a few green shoots, and snowfall as unpredictable as a wounded boar.
Here's 672, an eastbound potash train, coming into Calgary with the rocky mountains in the background.
One of three such engines on the scenic line, two CN GP40-2Ws & 4 PC GP40s, including 8016 trailing, round out the roster. I believe Dash 7 B Boats were used prior, always alongside old CN cars. The Class I retired this unit 10 years ago.
Canadian Pacific FP7 number 1400 makes a run down the San Francisco Peninsula at Menlo Park, California in November of 2000. The CP varnish was on tour to promote Canadian tourism, and presented a rare chance to see a working f-unit on the Peninsula.
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