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  1. MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    A MRL Hi-Rail pickup at the Helena Depot
  2. CBNS hi-rail

    CBNS hi-rail

    Your typical plain-white shortline hi-rail, until you see this decal on the back. Quite clever IMHO, although a pick-up truck certainly doesn't qualify as a train in my log book.
  3. Work truck

    Work truck

    A very common hi-rail configuration on CN, can be found anywhere doing anything. Back when I didn't have a scanner, sitting next to one was the best opportunity to hear what was coming and when.
  4. IMS dune buggy

    IMS dune buggy

    Sometime this year CP outsourced their IMS operations in the city to PARSEC. This brought in three visible changes. 1. A large "We're hiring" sign. 2. Two holster tractors: http://tinyurl.com/2svftb 3. This truck. I'm not sure what exactly he does, but I do love the roll cage...
  5. The other crossing

    The other crossing

    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...
  6. CN's new freight service?

    CN's new freight service?

    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...
  7. VIA's other fleet

    VIA's other fleet

    VIA Rail is Canada's national rail people mover, utilizing RDC's, F40PH-2's, P42's and hundreds of passenger cars. Then there're these guys, one truck and van, based in Winnipeg - used on runs between the Winnipeg Maintenence Center (WMC) and Union station downtown. The van is ussually full of...
  8. Friendly forman

    Friendly forman

    On a warm summer day a forman passes by in a hi-rail, giving a good wave. I'm proud to say that this view is literally at the end of my street. A couple months later the scene repeated with a doodlebug: http://tinyurl.com/yrrru4
  9. BNSF hi-rail

    BNSF hi-rail

    Not sure where BNSF can use this hi-rail in Winnipeg, since they only own 2 miles of trackage, the rest is running rights over CN & CP.
  10. Contractor hi-rail

    Contractor hi-rail

    I was sitting in the bush waiting to hear a train on the scanner (CBNS 306), when I suddenly hear something moving on the rails. Grab my camera and this is the result. Because of this MOW convoy (there were 2 more hi-rail cars, one SRS/Sperry and CBNS's own) the train I was waiting for was...
  11. CBNS hi-rail

    CBNS hi-rail

    First day railfanning new territtory and all I saw was a hi-rail... Parked by the MOW shed. All ex-CN. Note the bridge in the background.
  12. Track Inspection

    Track Inspection

    Modern track inspection is ussually done in hi-rail trucks, like this one. While they look cool, they did replace the motorcars.
  13. Working on the RR

    Working on the RR

    CN pickup moving across the yard. Nothing special, it's a regular occurence, just happen to capture it.
  14. Daily pickup

    Daily pickup

    OC daily local takes it load back home after picking it up at CSX'S Worwick yard.
  15. Cool truck

    Cool truck

    To date the best CN pick-up truck that I've seen. Good thing CN has plenty of them!

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