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  1. NS 8936 9-40CW

    NS 8936 9-40CW

  2. It was loud

    It was loud

    A westbound lumber drag grinds through Steinman, Oregon on the climb to Siskiyou Summit. October 5, 1986
  3. Draper duo memories

    Draper duo memories

    An increasingly rare sight with the on-going re-painting of older GE\'s (only ones in zebra paint) and the retirement of the SD60F and SD50F fleets.
  4. W.T. Smith Lumber Co. #7

    W.T. Smith Lumber Co. #7

    Royce Kershaw is lovingly restoring this W.T. Smith Lumber Co. #7 2-6-0 steamer at his facility in Montgomery, AL.
  5. BNSF GE smokin' it up!!!!

    BNSF GE smokin' it up!!!!

    BNSF #4915 accelerates just west of Stevenson siding after meeting an eastbound.. This was a rare day that the sun was out and the trains were actually moving on the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision.. To show on a nice spring day, snow is still in the hills in the background of the 4915 on the...
  6. Sun Mountain Lumber

    Sun Mountain Lumber

    A centerbeam car at Garrison laded with stacks of wood from Sun Mountain Lumber in Deer Lodge, Mt
  7. Holiday Lumber train

    Holiday Lumber train

    Back in Nova Scotia, I used to see long cuts of 60' paper boxcars all the time on CBNS. They're virtually absent on CP through town (maybe 10 per year!), except for the Holiday train, where this cut of four can be seen.
  8. I go blind

    I go blind

    4:10pm CN 357, 94 cars CN 5682-5541-5433 (CN-zebra-zebra) 91 center-beams/3 autoracks One of those draper's better be dead, as all the other trains I've seen on CN lately had two engines, yet this lumber empties gets a trio of pretty good power.
  9. It's Alive!

    It's Alive!

    CN 346 is about to cover me from head to toe. Although hard to see due to 'weather conditions' this is the river bridge: Sadly, I was not able to get the 2nd units number, although I think its CN 2584, Dash 9-44CW. CN 8011 SD70M-2 sure makes for a good plow with that...
  10. CP 317022

    CP 317022

    Typical red CP Rail bulkhead loaded with ???. This load likely arrived on 542 from Regina, he was then switched into the lumber yard which is used as a team track. They get this sort of odd loads all the time, sometimes in pack of 10 cars, just two cars this time though. Note the safety stripes.
  11. CN lumber train

    CN lumber train

    There's one lumber train on the CN TRANSCON each day, it consists of 2-3 units (often a BCOL unit) 95% center-beams with the remaining 5% tankers, boxcars, even hoppers sometimes. Because of its scheduling I see the train every other time I railfan CN, and have learned the hard way that it's...
  12. MRL Bonner Local switching the mill at Bonner, Mt.

    MRL Bonner Local switching the mill at Bonner, Mt.

    Here is MRL #401 along with MRL #402 switching the lumber plant at Bonner, Montana.. This is a very quick run from Missoula eastward about 3 to 4 miles to the industry.
  13. Meeker Southern Lumber Train

    Meeker Southern Lumber Train

    Meeker Southern #103 with three loads of lumber products for a customer
  14. SD40-2Ws


    CN 5330 and 5275 ride behind CN 2605 east on a loaded lumber train. Riverview host many of these a week.
  15. More Lumber

    More Lumber

    A close up of a couple of the cars on the lumber train.
  16. Lumber train on the MRL

    Lumber train on the MRL

    A lumber train photographed between Big Timber, Mt & Livingston, Mt along the Yellowstone River.
  17. The sign says it all

    The sign says it all

    Lumber cars sit after the LIC55 has switched the mill track while the a railroad crossing guards the mill track.
  18. Modern CN

    Modern CN

    Two Dash 9-44CW's, CN 2674 & BC Rail 4644 ( lead a lumber train into the city. A decade ago you wouldn't even dream of CN running all GE alsh-ups with BC Rail units as regulars.
  19. Lumber on the Spur

    Lumber on the Spur

    An auto train passes a few centerbeam flats on a lumber spur.
  20. Daily lumber

    Daily lumber

    I railfanned in a 2 places today, catching CN, CP, CEFX, SOO, BC Rail, & GCFX (WC). The reason I chose this shot, is because it's a regular train with nothing special about it, exept for the non-CN trailing unit. 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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