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Two MOW workers discuss the upcoming grinding project, involving a LORAM Railgrinder along with other more traditional equipement pieces such as a tamper and broom.
Note the trucks paint. It's classic CP Rail Systems, re-patched in the modern CPR flavor. That way the whole truck doesn't need...
CP 3716-G2 is pulling two 456/457 series CP ballast hoppers 300 feet, where ballasting a new set of tracks is needed. Oddly I never noticed a coupler on the back of a hi-rail before...
Note the old decal on the door, CP is still promoting their SD40-2 action red fleet today - to NREX and other...
CN 461-20 is a specialized hi-rail crane. Although you cannot see it in the photo, he's actually standing on rail. I've only seen a similar machine since once, CN 461-13 at the Portage JCT MOW shops (Winnipeg) later that year.
Couple years later a fellow Saskatoon Railfan, Elijah, caught it...
The title says it all.
A foreman hi-rail inspection happends at least once a day, often there are 2-3 different foreman along the line in and around the city on CN alone.
PS. I know that the photo is a bit crooked, but if I even out the ground, the signal isn't strait either...
Motorists sure are suprised when they see a truck on the RR tracks, to be fair he does yield the right of way to them. It's the same one I caught one year ago: http://tinyurl.com/2dj4wx
The foreman was managing slow orders, verbally warning the crews to slow down - this made train watching...
I'm using "newer", since there's an even newer IH cab design available. It's good to compare to http://tinyurl.com/2ypy7e the classic IH truck look. This truck is parked at CN's Portage JCT MOW shops, I've only seen him there once, unlike other trucks and MOW equipment (i.e CN 665-05...
Today most of CP's hi-rail equipement is either wearing the white beaver sheme of the yellow CP Rail paint. Here we have a cross-over of the two, a classic yellow "CP Rail paint" Chevy SUV with the beaver decals and safety stripes added for a modern look. I love it, looks just like...
On my 3rd full day in the city I went to railfan the CN. It was one of the worst days I've had so far. I missed a GP38-2W led local as I was approaching the crossing, then spent two hours only to see this. To be fair I really like the idea of putting a tire on top, makes the truck look so much...
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