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  1. Norfolk Southern C39-8s

    Norfolk Southern C39-8s

  2. Homewood Illinois

    Homewood Illinois

    Geep power in Homewood: CN 7211 GP9Rm, CN 211 GP9 Slug, and IC 9629 GP38-2 for power. This photo was taken from the Railroad Park viewing platform in town, a Metra electric is at the Homewood passenger station in the background.
  3. Nutana Tramp- now with a Geep!

    Nutana Tramp- now with a Geep!

    The yard management has been swapping around the Belt-pack GP9s, which was probably a contributing factor to this unusual consist.
  4. CN 4700

    CN 4700

    CNs first GP38-2 is in good company: trailing a GP40-2LW (currently oldest on CNs roster) followed by a GP9RM predecessor. As you can see with each generation the cab gets bigger LOL. Sadly the GP40-2LWs were the last new Geeps on CNs roster. From MP 25.00 York sub June 29th, 2008 6:01pm...
  5. CN 7269  Fresh paint

    CN 7269 Fresh paint

    Looks like Saskatoons main yard engine got some fresh paint in the cab area. Normally he operates exclusively in the main yard, which is largely inaccessible (recall however today he went out to lift some hoppers at the nearby elevator. Interestingly its located on CPs...
  6. CN 7216 at Lynn Creek

    CN 7216 at Lynn Creek

    Beltpack GP9RM at the Lynn Creek yard in North Vancouver. It was working a BC Rail yard job and was waiting to pick up some cars that a Lynn Creek yard job was going to drop off.
  7. CN 7216

    CN 7216

    "New"(for Vancouver) beltpack unit in the ex-BCR interchange. This unit came from Melville, SK apparently. Good unit, responds well, pulls good, and has good brakes.
  8. 7202


    CN 7202
  9. CN 7244

    CN 7244

    resting between shifts
  10. Under the bridge

    Under the bridge

    CN GP9RM 7202
  11. VIRX 7059

    VIRX 7059

    This unit started its life as a GP9 in 1955, originally CN 2021, re-numbered 4472 in 1956, then re-build to GP9RM in 1992, becoming CN 7059. This year after 57 years on CN he was retired and sold to VIRX. Unless he's going to a shortline, chances are that this is the last time he's seeing CN...
  12. CN 7067

    CN 7067

    CN 7067 and 7309 behind the yard office at the Lynn Creek yard in North Vancouver.
  13. Slug leading!

    Slug leading!

    Since CN uses a GP9RM+slug set for power, it's only natural that they get to lead. Here the switcher is bringing in 4 bulkheads from the nearby Industrial park. The way the photo is cropped however, it looks like a much bigger train. Note the headlight on the slug, these are unique to the S-3...
  14. CN Tilbury Switcher

    CN Tilbury Switcher

    GP38-2 #4718 and GP9RM # 7051 pull 10 cars towards Thorton Yard in Surrey, BC. CN's Tilbury Switcher serves several industries on a shared branchline with BNSF. The Tilbury branchline connects to BNSF's New Westminster Subdivision.
  15. Strange lash-up on a local

    Strange lash-up on a local

    I've been observing this local for almost two years now. It performs switching at Fort Rouge yard, local job to Fort Garry Industrial Park #2 (aka former Manitoba Sugar site) and to the cement plant, which is where this local is coming from. I've seen the following lash-ups for power, with an *...
  16. Traffic jam

    Traffic jam

    On one of my first visits to Portage JCT (I visit that place about once/twice a week) I was lucky enough to catch a great traffic jam. I've seen bottlenecks since, but this one is by far the best. Let's break it down: In the foreground, E/B CN local with CN 1435 & 7220 (GMD1u & GP9RM)...
  17. Working all year round

    Working all year round

    CN crew works in winter and spring. If you look really carefuly, you'll notice that the slugs are different. In the top photo it's YBU-4, in the bottom one it's a S-3. Most often it's a GP9 slug though. The power is always GP9RM. CN 7213 & 203 CN 7251 & 268
  18. CEMR local

    CEMR local

    Curently CEMR owns 7 ex-CN GP9RM's and 3 ex-CP SW1200 series locos (or something close), yet all they send my way in CEMR 4001 & 4002, the GP9RM's I've been catching since 2003. Oh well, they do look good though.
  19. Mainline meet in the Rain

    Mainline meet in the Rain

    As the local returns from the cement plant, it's being passed by an eastbound. Power: CN 2626 & 2531 (Dash 9-44CW's) and an unidentified CN SD75I or SD70I. The power for the local: CN 271 (GP9 slug) CN 7267 (GP9RM)
  20. CN yard job

    CN yard job

    CN 7218 & 224, both GP9's, one a GP9RM, the other a slug, pulling a mixed freight into the yard. The pair then went on switching. 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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