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  1. CN 2640

    CN 2640

    In the golden colors of sunset CN 2640 heads south to places unknown.
  2. Bathed in Morning Light

    Bathed in Morning Light

    Only a day after the Winter Solstice this southbound CN train makes its way through the quiet Wisconsin countryside on a sunny but cold morning.
  3. RPCX 6311 FP9ARM

    RPCX 6311 FP9ARM

    Would appreciate some information on the paint scheme, seems opposite of Illinois Central E9's.
  4. May I Take Your Order

    May I Take Your Order

    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...
  5. Canadian National at Joliet Ill.

    Canadian National at Joliet Ill.

    A small lash up waiting for orders at the former EJ&E yard at Joliet Ill. Sept 1 2013
  6. Rise of the Winter Sun

    Rise of the Winter Sun

    One day after the winter solstice and two days after the first storm of the season dumped over 15" of snow in the area; the sun rises as CN 8929 pulls it's train uphill at Rugby Junction.
  7. Gravity Assist

    Gravity Assist

    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.
  8. Revenue Run

    Revenue Run

    The Canadian Pacific is making a huge profit with this light engine movement on the C&M Sub.
  9. CN 2506

    CN 2506

    CN 2506 with two different colored number boards rolls south through Burlington, WI.
  10. CP 8886

    CP 8886

    CP 8886 heads up a intermodal train on a sunny winter day.
  11. Via Canadian 2 Miniota MB

    Via Canadian 2 Miniota MB

    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.
  12. Eastbound #2 Rivers MB.

    Eastbound #2 Rivers MB.

    A late eastbound Canadian led by two F40PH-2's in the older scheme duck in and out from the sun as it rolls onto Winnipeg. The shot was taken at Grants Cut east of Rivers Manitoba.
  13. CP Calgary fall colours

    CP Calgary fall colours

    CP 9714 rolls around the curve before Keith yard, headed west. The fall colours were bright today.
  14. CP 9531 Eastbound at 85th Street

    CP 9531 Eastbound at 85th Street

    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.
  15. Waycross, Georgia Oddities

    Waycross, Georgia Oddities

    Progress Rail SW1200RS 1371 built ins 1960 for CN under the same number and its mate, the 1339 built in 1959 for CN, sit in Waycross, GA.
  16. CP Snowstorm

    CP Snowstorm

    A North Vancouver-bound grain train sits idle at Willingdon Junction in the midst of a snowstorm. The trains crew has either died on hours, or they are waiting to enter the Thornton tunnel.
  17. RMR 8012 GP40-2LW

    RMR 8012 GP40-2LW

    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.
  18. Down by the bay

    Down by the bay

    Union Pacific run-through power on a 'US PNW Empties' Grain train.
  19. Moose Jaw Geeps

    Moose Jaw Geeps

    1686 and 1501 are the current residents of the west Moose Jaw yard.
  20. Canada visits Menlo Park

    Canada visits Menlo Park

    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. 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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