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  1. Intermodal DPU

    Intermodal DPU

    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...
  2. CP 104

    CP 104

    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...
  3. BNSF 7687

    BNSF 7687

    BNSF 7687 ES44AC headed westbound a few miles east of Flagstaff, AZ on a cool March afternoon. A special thanks to the crew for a friendly wave and a toot of the horn. :)
  4. Napavine North

    Napavine North

    UP 7608 eases down the north side of Napavine Hill with a long string of garbage containers in tow.
  5. CP 8759 EAST

    CP 8759 EAST

    CP 8759 ES44AC with eastbound train 116 at mile 74.3 of the CP's Heron Bay Sub approaches the east siding switch at Coldwell Ontario Sept 14/06.
  6. Porter, IN CP #8779 ES44AC

    Porter, IN CP #8779 ES44AC

    Met up with some railfans, it was very cold and getting dark, went to dinner and shared photos great time
  7. UP ES44AC at Las Vegas,NV.

    UP ES44AC at Las Vegas,NV.

    UP 7795 westbound at Las Vegas,NV. Photo taken at "Valley" MP.341.
  8. Alley cat

    Alley cat

    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...
  9. On the wye

    On the wye

    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...
  10. Meet at Yards

    Meet at Yards

    A westbound NS freight rounds the curve into the little town of Yards, WV/VA (half of the yard is in West Virginia, the other half in Virginia) while BNSF ES44AC #6134 does some switching.
  11. BNSF #6216 La Grange, IL

    BNSF #6216 La Grange, IL

  12. CP 8831

    CP 8831

    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...
  13. CPR NO.2

    CPR NO.2

    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...
  14. Elkhorn Manitoba

    Elkhorn Manitoba

    This beautfiul canadian town is elkhorn and today december 31 2006 last day of the year we caught this newly ES44AC 8794 with a nice 98 car grain train run through Elkhorn.
  15. CP 8775

    CP 8775

    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...
  16. CPR potash

    CPR potash

    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.
  17. GEVo In Bound

    GEVo In Bound

    A brand new UP GEVo unit (ES44AC I think) leads an older C40-8 and SD70M with a double stack train on the approach to Taylor Yard.
  18. BNSF 5896 - ES44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 5896 - ES44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    The new BNSF logo looking clean on this DPU unit of the empty coal train E MHDBTM0 21A as it passes by the closed crossing at Kentucky Street.
  19. BNSF 5742 - ES44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 5742 - ES44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    An empty coal train, NS 739 with BNSF 5742 leading, rolls westward through Germantown, Tennessee, close to the Memphis city limits.
  20. Big Gray

    Big Gray

    Black and white helps to hide that UP 5442 is rusting to the rails as it waits to head east at Emeryville, CA. The train has been at this spot with a crew onboard since noon. It's now 5pm...




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