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    Questions about working for CN in western Canada

    My boyfriend recently got a job with CN and I'm curious about the time off policy.. I know he gets some rest after each yard and road shift. How long are road shifts? Are EDOs the same as vacation days? Or are they different? Is it possible for him to know he will have two days off in a...
  2. 2141 "Spirit of Kamloops" at Kamloops Station

    2141 "Spirit of Kamloops" at Kamloops Station

    2141 was built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in 1912 for the Canadian Northern Railway. In 1918, it became part of the new railway Canadian National. 2141 spent many years working in Alberta and Saskatchewan and also worked on Vancouver Island for many years. It was converted to oil burning...
  3. Fishing Time!

    Fishing Time!

    I had an uncle, Alec Morgan, who worked for thr CNR in the 40s and 50s. Part of his job was to work with outfitters, lodges, hotels etc. to promote train travel to sportsmen. This is one of the posters he commisioned. It was stapled to the wall in the attic of my father's house in Toronto. I was...
  4. Restricting


    Creeping past the restricting signal to the train ahead of us as a westbound passes us on the south.
  5. Waiting


    I took this opportunity to take this shot when the RTC put us in the hole to get passed by an extended run train.
  6. Wreck


    Coal train derail
  7. CN Stack Train

    CN Stack Train

    CN Westbound Stack Train at Juniper Beach Campground between Kamloops & Ashcroft, BC
  8. Ties south of Deerholme

    Ties south of Deerholme

    Remains of the CN Cowichan Sub at Deerholme, BC. Just south of the yard. These ties haven't seen a train since 1979, when service south of Deerholme was discontinued, the rails were removed south of here in 1983. During the golden years of the railway, this part of the line was double tracked...
  9. Holt Creek Bridge

    Holt Creek Bridge

    CN trestle at Milepost 59.7 on the Cowichan Sub, over Holt Creek. The last train over this bridge was in 1988, and the rails were removed in 1990.
  10. Abandoned Cowichan Sub

    Abandoned Cowichan Sub

    Looking West on CN's abandoned Cowichan Sub, deep in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. This line relied heavily on the forestry industry. Many feel the railway could have lasted a few more years if CN had been willing to go after the woodchip traffic, but CN, in their infinite wisdom decided to...
  11. Cowichan Sub near Mile 62

    Cowichan Sub near Mile 62

    The muddy remains of a once-active rail line deep in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. The tracks were in such poor condition in the last few years that if the train took a corner too fast(over 10 MPH) they'd actually pull the tracks over a few inches in the muddy ballast. The cars rocked so...
  12. Cowichan Sub near Mile 61

    Cowichan Sub near Mile 61

    CN's Cowichan Subdivision deep in the heart of the Cowichan River Valley. The scenery in this area is spectacular, a tourist railway could make a killing on this line. The scenery rivals that on the E&N over the Malahat or Arrowsmith Pass(The Hump). The line hugs the canyon for several...
  13. Abandoned Cowichan Sub near Sooke, BC

    Abandoned Cowichan Sub near Sooke, BC

    The only railroad through my hometown, Canadian National's Cowichan Subdivision. The railroad era in the Sooke area was brief compared to communites on the E&N, 1924-1979. The last train through Sooke consisted of a CN G12, a single boxcar, and a caboose heading back to Deerholme from the...
  14. Abandoned Cowichan Sub

    Abandoned Cowichan Sub

    Abandoned Cowichan Subdivision at mile 59.5 in the Cowichan Valley, about a mile west of the old yard at Deerholme(Glenora). The last train on this line ran in April of 1988. The ROW running to the right is an old Ballast Pit Spur. CN used it for storage in later years, several fire cars were...
  15. Waiting For Yard Space

    Waiting For Yard Space

    CN-5759, on the point of an empty coal train waits for yard space in the CP yard at North Bend, BC, October 3, 2004. The yard was particularly conjested with no space avaiable for more eastbound trains.
  16. "CN Grain Train"

    "CN Grain Train"

    CN Grain Train #1603 East of Regina, Saskatchewan, Cdn. on a Branch Line. 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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