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  1. North Battleford

    North Battleford

    At one time North Battleford was a major Railway town, with plenty of branchlines heading north. All gone now! The line to Prince Albert was torn up in 1995, Big River in 1998, St. Wartburg & Glaslyn earlier this year, Meadow Lake abandonment scheduled for April 2009. Originally this was a...
  2. Fancy meeting You here!

    Fancy meeting You here!

    CN 520 rips past the Lorne Avenue crossing while CN 2515 sets off a unit on the Industrial tracks.
  3. CN 4765 GP38-2W

    CN 4765 GP38-2W

    Not long ago 4765 looked like 4784 behind him. Interestingly hes missing the CN sub-lettering & web address. Ive seen an ES44DC missing the web address as well looks like CN puts them in service ASAP, with the decaling arriving later.
  4. Running Long

    Running Long

    CN 4782 has CN 9531 to assist today. I'm sure the crews will jam a GMD-1 in again one of these days. He called himself the 560, but he got his track warrant as the 520. Lot more to the train today.
  5. Passing the torch

    Passing the torch

    Once again 520 is short on power, hence the tramp power leading. Still no ditchlights, three zebras look right though. The GP38-2s trailing have the dubious distinction of wiping the GMD1 herd off the roster, as the preferred power of choice on the branchline. Nearly every Prairie branchline is...
  6. CN GP38-2 Quad

    CN GP38-2 Quad

    A common sight on CP (Ive seen 5 together) much rarer on CN. The lash-up will likely be cut in half @ shops to form two roadswitcher pairs. 4794 was in North Battleford working solo two weeks ago, no doubt brought in so the crews dont need to use the GMD1u yard power. Note that 4794 is in...
  7. Hostile railfan

    Hostile railfan

    It is not unusual for the Clavet wayfreight to bring the resident railfan out. No its not me, Elijah or the visiting fan reading Branchline in his car. Last winter one of these guys tripped the Derailment Alarm ~MP 190 Watrous sub, causing at least half an hour worth of delays on the mainline...
  8. CN 4782

    CN 4782

    Since last May, CN 4782 has become a common face in the Saskatoon road switcher pool. Today he holds his post alone, with special guest ES44DC 2257. His usual associate CN 4798 is out pulling up track somewhere, and 4703 went somewhere east.
  9. The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple

    You don't see a power arrangement like this every day. The train only had 28 cars. I'll bet the 548 nabbed the rest of the local pool.
  10. Looking for work

    Looking for work

    Local units 4796 and 4782 had nothing left to do, and began to wander the yards. Atleast thats what they said. They were later sent to do work on the Rosetown sub.
  11. CN 4796

    CN 4796

    Freshly painted GP38-2W leads a trio of GP38-2's home on a wayfreight. Don't be fooled by the rosy picture, I've cropped out 4703's primer color cab for a reason. 4:09pm CN 520 (W/B) 1 minute CN 4796-4782-4703 9 hoppers/11 tankers/34 hoppers
  12. CN Regina

    CN Regina

    Despite Regina being one of Canada's major city's and CN's lines sprawling in 5 directions, CN's presence is rather small: Always a GP38-2W on standby. Today CN 1415, a GMD1u is paying a visit. Note the smoke coming from the smoke stack - he soon went to work. 4792 on the other hand is a...
  13. All zebras!

    All zebras!

    November 20th, 2007 CN Riverview 1:41pm CN 560, 4 hoppers CN 4797-4703-4792 A couple months ago I posted this photo of CN 560 as "CN Classic": Today the scene repeated with three Geeps! Two GP38-2W's sandwitching a GP38-2, all in classic zebra paint...
  14. CN classic

    CN classic

    Although taken today, this is the same sight one could see 30 years ago in the 1970s. CN 560 is returning home light after completing its daily switching duties on the Watrous sub. Note the primer door on 4703, the GP38-2 is showing its age.
  15. CN 4792 GP38-2W

    CN 4792 GP38-2W

    CN 4792 leads the daily wayfreight along with a GP38-2. No, you are not seing double, CN has actually patched itself on the Geep's back, in a slightly smaller font. What a waste of time and resources! (CN was owned by the government then, hence its our money...)
  16. Old colors showing through

    Old colors showing through

    CN 4790 and 4791 lead the local past Riverview. You can still see the units 1980's number, 5590. It was renumbered when the SD60Fs arrived.
  17. CN GP38-2W 4791

    CN GP38-2W 4791

    Trailing sister 4790 on the local.
  18. Halifax switchers

    Halifax switchers

    Today we have CN 4727+4776, a GP38-2 and a GP38-2W! Note that CN 4727 still wears the old CN paint, which is pretty rare today. 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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