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CP uses DPU all the time on potash trains (except for 654), however in winter it's used on the Intermodals as well. With CN picking up DPU for manifests, hopefully this practise won't be limited to CP any longer (CN runs 7 IMS's through town vs. 1 on CP).
11:40am CP 103: CP 8768/8...
CP 9630 and an un-indentified ES44AC lead 104 into the city. The train was parked actually. Not a particularly good idea, since the bridge over the river in the background is shared with pedestrians and they like climbing onto the tracks.
PS. You can see an elevator in the background! That's...
A relatively old ES44AC (#7/160 on the CPR) is running long-hood forward through the shops before being wyed.
Note the giant hangar in the background - the IMS forklift is normally stored there. You can see the top of the forklift itself right next to the building!
Later that day, he, CP...
Sutherland shops are equipped with a wye, which would be at most 15" if modeled in HO scale. Neitherless the less CP turns various unit sets there, from 3SD40-2's to 2AC4400CW's, a single ES44AC in this case. The key is doing it slowly, as the unit leans into the curve. The only consist...
My first 8800, CP 8831 is the third unit, behind two AC4400CW, getting fueled after coming home as a light power move from a potash mine. Sure don't look like your typical gas station!
The green John Deer tractor/golf cart you see on the side is used to move around the shops. As well, note...
Currently CPR has 1600+ locomotives, and this is the 2nd newest! Recently they have taken delivery of 140 ES44's (CP 8700-8839) and I'm proud to say that I've managed to catch the 2nd newest ones right here in Saskatoon, mid-train, third unit on a potash train. Too bad a 96xx was leading in...
Brand new ES44AC, probably less then a week old here, has made his way to Saskatoon. While I doubt it is the first one to do so, it is certainly the first one I've captured. Ironically only a couple feet to the left of it stands 8732, a slightly older ES44AC from the first order, whom I was very...
Looks like a lone ES44AC leading a 124car unit potash train. Yet if you look carefully towards the back of the train you can see a blue blur in between the sea of Canpotax cars. That's two CEFX AC4400CW's working mid-train.
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