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NS daily local turn A45 leaves out from Sylacauga, AL headed West on the NS P-Line. Todays train is running long hood forward with the NS 3294. Built in June of 1978, this SD40-2 is now 32 years old and still looks spectacular!
The late afternoon January sun lights the nose of NS 3306 SD40-2 as NS Central of Georgia Local Train A41 waits on the NS P-Line's main line for a meet with the East bound NS 334.High hoods like this motor are a dying breed, soon to be gone for good. Shoot them while you can.
The late afternoon January sun lights the nose of NS 3306 SD40-2 as NS Central of Georgia Local Train A41 waits on the NS P-Line's main line for a meet with the East bound NS 334. High hoods like this motor are a dying breed, soon to be gone for good. Shoot them while you can.
Here is the crew doing their last minutes checks as the steamer is releasing steam in the usual spots near and in the cab. This was my 1st time actually chasing a steam train without the huge railfan crowds around.. What a noticable change.
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...
Portage la Prairie is one of the best places to railfan on the Prairies, as that's where the CN & CP mainlines meet, not to mention CP's & CN's Prarie North Lines. The town itself doesn't generate much traffic however, thus there's only one unit on duty - a GP38-2, ussually CP 3106...
This picture was taken from the loading platform. The train is a tourist train run by the Lewistown Chamber of Comerce; normaly it goes to Deton & back. This is a special "brunch with Santa" train which doesn't go all the way to Deton, it only goes about 3/4 of the way there...
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