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  1. Moose Jaw deadline

    Moose Jaw deadline

    CITX 3091 - Retired and sold by CP in 2000, the unit is back on home rails resting next to CPs own line-up of dead SD40-2s: CP 5778-8264-5956-5766-5808-5599-5611-5816-5683-CITX 3091-2799-CP 8240-5643-8111-5696-5715-5692-5701-5709-5830-5805-5496-5702-5679 At least two more deadlines at the...
  2. Through the cracks

    Through the cracks

    CP Yard Motors rustle around behind the high standing Intermodal collections at Sutherland.
  3. Be Prepared

    Be Prepared

    The Sutherland Beltpack units prepare to pull out on to Central Avenue and block some traffic!
  4. The old Swamper

    The old Swamper

    GP9U 1541 sits near the Moose Jaw shops.
  5. The Malevolent

    The Malevolent

    CP 1631 and 1621 violently smash things together in the west yards of Moose Jaw. Kicking cars is the method of choice, and even at 3 mph a single hopper banging into a consist sounds worse than a thunder storm. The sound travels well too, so you can hear it from several city blocks away.
  6. Sutherland caboose

    Sutherland caboose

    Until this year Sutherland had everything you'd want at the shops - a snowplow, TRACKMOBILE, switchers, etc. but still lacked a caboose. On July 18th, this old cab came into town, and has been sitting at the shops ever since. He is most likely a Regina transfer, as they had three sitting...
  7. CP 1555

    CP 1555

    After a recent graduation from the paint shop, this old Geep sure looks good. Today it's extra special, since instead of a GP7u/9u or two GP9u's, he's switching with a GP38-2, quite strange since it's not remote control equipped. It's only a matter of time before the paint fades and stains...
  8. Switching at the Sudbury yard

    Switching at the Sudbury yard

    1646 paired with 1542 switching in the yard
  9. Switching at the Sudbury CP yard

    Switching at the Sudbury CP yard

    caught 1542 switching in the yard
  10. CP 6058 - "Yard SD40-2"

    CP 6058 - "Yard SD40-2"

    With the arrival of the AC4400CW's, CP started the long process of removing and demoting SD40-2's from mainline service. The SD40's & the real beat-up rent-a-wrecks were sold off, than the rest were demoted to yard/local/wayfreight service. In Winnipeg they went a step futher by creating at...
  11. My first GP38AC!

    My first GP38AC!

    On one of my last railfan trips before leaving Winnipeg, I managed to catch my first GP38AC, that was visiting town. Although it looks very much like the more common GP38-2's, it is quite a different machine. For starters the GP38AC series is currently the oldest unrebuild locomotive series on...
  12. Sutherland West yard

    Sutherland West yard

    You can see most of the yard from this vantage point. To the left, just outside of the photo is the car washing facility and to the right the shops. The snow plow is parked on the edge of the shop tracks. Note the container yard in the distance. That is the yard lead on the right. If you look...
  13. Working on the RR

    Working on the RR

    Everyday yard switching at its best. I see these guys every time I go into the yard. Here's a shot of the power, always CP 1546 leading! I cropped him out of this photo (its just two tanks) so that he wouldn't destruct...
  14. Twins?


    CP 8217 & 1501 nay look alike, but their lives are quite different. CP 8217, GP9 started life in 1954 as CP 8502; CP 1501 started life in 1952 as 8409. Today 1501 is a proud leader of the 1501+1566 belt-pack switcher set, while 8217 and sister 8218 are the elite roadswitcher units assigned...
  15. CP 1501 + 1566

    CP 1501 + 1566

    CP 1501 + 1566, GP7u & GP9u of 50s vintage work the west end of the yard daily, inluding the IMS switching. Hard to believe that an industry as high-tec and precise as container logistics relies on this pair for major work, but its true.
  16. CP 1546 - GP9u

    CP 1546 - GP9u

    One upon the time GP9's romed the country in roadswitcher, freight and even passenger service. For the last twenty years however they have been the backbone of CP's swticher fleet. Some, as 1546 are such dedicated switchers that they lack ditchlights and are fully remote controlled. I have to...
  17. City boys

    City boys

    CP GP7 & GP9 are getting ready to cross the street with about 10 IMS cars during a switching move. I'm not sure if they're 100% remote control, but the switchman is the only person I've seen there, he was riding the Geep steps prior.
  18. Modern switching

    Modern switching

    CP GP7 & GP9 switching about a dozen intermodal cars. Too bad they're not pulling the train cross-country.
  19. CP Sutherland

    CP Sutherland

    CP 1501, a GP7u and GP9u are working the west lead from the yard. That's right, CP still uses GP7's for yard services by pairing them with GP9's. The "mainline" is in the foreground.
  20. Sutherland depo

    Sutherland depo

    Upon the containers and GEVO's passing by there's an old depo hidden in town. There's even two Geeps, a GP38-2 (CP 3061) and a GP9u of THB heritage (CP 1686) standing by. 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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