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CBNS leases most of their MOW equipment from MRM - Maritime Rail Maintenance. Their equipment in turn is mostly ex-CN's, not surprisingly leased to shortlines running on ex-CN/CP trackage, interchanging with CN. Did I mention CN?
This broom is moving onto the next shortline via truck. CN and...
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...
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...
Not sure what KBR 850 stands for, but it's a cool machine that I've often seen on CN/CP and now CBNS. In this case he is clearing the right of way. Note the string of empty green ex-DEVCO coal cars in the backround.
Railink 4004, a GP9-4 of SP heritage has been sitting dead at Stellaron, coupled to an ex-CN flanger for a while now. It's 3 brothers that also work on CBNS haven't been doing much better. 4001 is in the car shops, 4003 has recently joined him, leaving 4002 as the only one working hard for the...
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Traditional SW type switchers aren't exactly plentfull in my area. All I've got are the Geeps that are used in road service and these little factory run GE's! TRENTONWORKS 2706, is waiting for work to start in front of the centiry old carshops. Here's a roster of his undecalled brother...
Trenton works has been operating for more then a decade now with GE 45's of 1940's and 50's heritage. Although the car plant is threatened to be closed and shut down within the next couple of years (that's right Lou Dobbs, outsorcing goes to America too), the plant decided to purchase some new...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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