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  1. CN 8840, 2256

    CN 8840, 2256

    CN 8840, 2256 eastbound about to pass under the Tupper St. Bridge in Portage la Praire, MB.
  2. Going by the station

    Going by the station

    CN 2280, 5638 westbound passing by via rail station in Portage la Praire, MB.
  3. DPU 9678

    DPU 9678

    CP DPU 9678 westbound with head units 8628, 8559 on the front.
  4. CP 8628, 8559

    CP 8628, 8559

    CP 8628, 8559 westbound with DPU 9678 about to cross dimond at westend of Portage la Praire.
  5. Bad Shot

    Bad Shot

    CN 2611 westbound out of Portage la Praire takin into sun.
  6. Heading out

    Heading out

    CN 2548, 5608 throttling up eastbound out of Portage la Praire.
  7. CN 2536, 2531

    CN 2536, 2531

    CN 2536, 2531 looked like a work train had a crane on the back picture taking on Tuesday Aug 5th, 2008 when line was closed it was westbound.
  8. CN 2629, 5553

    CN 2629, 5553

    CN 2629, 5553 Portage, Manitoba
  9. On patrol

    On patrol

    A typical CN police cruiser, patrolling the mainline, as always giving a wave. From a distance it looks like your regular RCMP cruiser, in fact it only says "CN" on the small SD75I loco decal on the cab door. The photo is now historic, since the switch in the background was removed...
  10. CP 3106 - Portage Geep

    CP 3106 - Portage Geep

    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...
  11. Boarded up caboose

    Boarded up caboose

    Caught him on a Portage la Prairie local on June 6th, 2005 in a very intersting consist: CP 3106 (GP38-2 aka town switcher) two 60' Simplot reefers one Procor tanker, white colored and this amazing caboose, all boarded up! I've seen the local a couple times before, but never with a...
  12. Canadian Tire Promotion

    Canadian Tire Promotion

    Not tlong ago Canadian Tire containers were a CP exclusive. Then they signed a deal with CN and their containers started appearing one by one, eventually dominating the scene as you can see.
  13. Building the Railway...

    Building the Railway...

    CN MOW employees working the mainline. The way I cropped the shot, you might think that its two mainlines meeting at a diamond, when in fact its just a curve. The "MOW tractor" is lifting the other MOW onto the rails. A very neat operation to observe.
  14. CN business special

    CN business special

    A special indeed! Even the weather cooperated! Actually it was two business cars dead in transit: CN 1060 1949 "Sandford Fleming" Track inspection car & CN 1059 1954 "Tawaw" Reception-Marketing car Trailing CN 5456 & BCOL 766 on an intermodal. PS. The clouds...
  15. WC 6934

    WC 6934

    A bit of history on these units (WC 6900-6949) Originally CN SD40's in the 5000-5240 series, look like this: http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=16213 - rebuild by Ashtom in 1997/1998, look like this: http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=24256 First...
  16. Sperry Rail Services

    Sperry Rail Services

    While I see Sperry Rail Services ala SRS often on CP, the first time I caught it was on CN. They don't normally run on CN.
  17. CN GP38-2

    CN GP38-2

    While CP's GP38-2 are everywhere, in the yards, on branchline duty and on mainline trains, CN GP38-2's tend to hang around large yards, which are often enclosed, being mothers to special hump slugs. That's why I was very exited when CN sent a GP38-2 on a local along with the usual GP9RM slug...
  18. Strange lash-up on a local

    Strange lash-up on a local

    I've been observing this local for almost two years now. It performs switching at Fort Rouge yard, local job to Fort Garry Industrial Park #2 (aka former Manitoba Sugar site) and to the cement plant, which is where this local is coming from. I've seen the following lash-ups for power, with an *...
  19. VIA trio

    VIA trio

    Three VIA F40PH-2's, with VIA 6435 & 6449 in the lead, take the Canadian Eastbound. Ussually two units lead the tri-weekly train. Always running elephant style. Here's the same train with two F40PH-2's leading: http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=28579 All I...
  20. CN van

    CN van

    Caught following a Speery Services van on the mainline. Looks like an oddball.




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