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Ex-Southern & Burlington Northern (both fallen flags) coal hoppers roll under CNs banner. Theres also a large chunk of ex-CP ones in the fleet on unit trains.
Note the bent structure on the CNA (ex-SOU) hopper.
Its early morning - crews work hard to replace the switch off the Watrous sub onto the Warman sub (PNL route). As you can see clearly in the photo, the mainline is split. I think they installed an automatic turnout, so that CN 303/314 dont need to bother the yard and take a good half hour away...
CP 457 is taking over the diamond while CN 314 waits for a crew. This is the JCT of the CN Warman sub & CP Wilkie subs, both considered part of each Railways Prairie North Line. Note the long tankers cut in 314's consist!
At one time Dalmeny, SK was an important railway town located at the JCT of Canadian Northerns mainline (foreground) and a northward branchline. You can clearly see it just northwest of Saskatoon in this 1917 map: http://www.vanc.igs.net/~roughley/cnor_map.html
Today however its just a dot on...
Someones misusing DPU capability LOL. Half the train is in the tow, the other half will be lifted down the line to form a typical '1+2' potash train, i.e.:
Engine/62 hoppers/2 Engines/62 hoppers (119-125 hoppers in total)
Normally this is done by two AC4400CW's up front (1 unit waiting @...
I couldn't come up with a name for this shot, so just went by the song I was listening.
The name fits well though: It seems like your stereotypical Prarie shot, something that could have been taken 20 years ago - A pair of SD40-2's leading a manifest. These engines however have been...
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