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  1. 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).
  2. Tribute to CBNS

    Tribute to CBNS

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

    SD45-2 Rooftops

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

    Enough water?

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

    EOT on a curve

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

    Empty coal train

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

    Tankers, tankers, tankers

    A view from the overpass.
  8. Tanker train?

    Tanker train?

    The rear end of CBNS 306 with all the tankers in one frame.
  9. CBNS CAT special!

    CBNS CAT special!

    It took me five photos to get this right. Apparently CBNS has won a contract to move some heavy machinery, as this is by far not the usual load. A couple days ago I saw the tractors tires and plow on a flatcar, photo incidentilly shot on the same train at roughly the same time and the same spot...
  10. LLPX 2259 (GP38-2)

    LLPX 2259 (GP38-2)

    Once this was an IC GP40, but then CN sold it and LLPX made it into a GP38-2. Oddly 2259 looks different then the 2269 whom its leading:
  11. CBNS in the marsh

    CBNS in the marsh

    Two LLPX GP38-2's (2269 & 2259) lead a trio of HATX SD45-2's (910, 907, 912) over the marsh. Do to heavy grades this is not uncommon, especially with 30+ cars.
  12. Curvy train photo

    Curvy train photo

    The rear of a CBNS freight turns a curve as the train drives on the fine line under the hill and above the marsh that leads into the ocean. If you look carefully you'll see a road in the top left corner, I've railfanned that spot before; here is the other view of the same curve...
  13. HATX vs. HATX

    HATX vs. HATX

    With three HATX SD45-2's in HATX paint running on the CBNS (910, 907 & 914) I was under the impression that they all look the same. I had to see them side by side to be proven wrong by myself.
  14. Power & Beauty

    Power & Beauty

    A CBNS E/B passes through town with: HATX 910 (SD45-2) LLPX 1508 (GP15-1) LLPX 1506 (GP15-1) LLPX 2259 (GP38-2) HATX 912 (SD45-2) Pulling a mixed freight of mostly empty coal hoppers.
  15. Got coal?

    Got coal?

    Coal heading west from Cape Breton. Since coal isn't mined there anymore do to high labour costs and the lack of willpower to use our own resources, this coal is imported from South America and then reloaded from ships. See also...
  16. Loading bulkheads

    Loading bulkheads

    This is how bulkhead cars are loaded in Antigonish, NS. A truck drives by and unloads its cargo. Here's another view of it:
  17. Odd meeting

    Odd meeting

    A CBNS E/B is met by a crew of city workers/contractors/RR workers (not sure which one) who were mowing the trackside grass! Needless to say they had to move. Note that the huge lash-up with 3 SD45-2's was lead by a GP15-1! One of the big boys, HATX 914 was recently released from the shops after...
  18. LLPX 2269 (GP38-2)

    LLPX 2269 (GP38-2)

    Probably one of the most common lesor units of all time - EMD Leasing/GATX/LLPX GP38-2. CBNS has two of them on lease and this is the cleaner one! Leading a HATX SD45-2 and 9 tankers. Note the waterbottles on the hood.
  19. CBNS tanker train!

    CBNS tanker train!

    When there isn't a lot of traffic it's possible to see a pure tanker train on CBNS like this one. That doesn't happen often however as ussually in addition to the tankers there are coal cars, scrap gondolas, hoppers and boxcars! The asphalt you see in the foreground is the former VIA station...
  20. Railink 4002 (GP9-4)

    Railink 4002 (GP9-4)

    RLK 4002 & 4003 are the proud Cape Breton switchers that are always working together. CBNS has 4 of them, not exactly sure where one is, but another one is in Stellartion working "solo missions". Not that long ago these were SP GP9's if you can believe it. About 5 minutes after... 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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