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  1. CN Business train?

    CN Business train?

    CN 5456 & BCOL 766 lead an intermodal with two business cars on it: CN 1060 1949 "Sandford Fleming" Track inspection car & CN 1059 1954 "Tawaw" Reception-Marketing car I have "rosters" of them from each side, which I'll post on the forums over the next...
  2. GE vs. EMD

    GE vs. EMD

    You can tell which one is which by the wing. While the Dash 9-44CW & SD75I and vice versa lash-up are very common on CN, it's not easy to zoom in and get this shot. You can see the minor GE/EMD differences by looking at the two 4000 h.p. beasts.
  3. Circus trailer?

    Circus trailer?

    Caught him on a westbound intermodal. I really like the trailer, never seen anything like it. As it's small, has two doors and is very clean, I'm guessing its a circus trailer. I couldn't find a better category to post it under.
  4. Traffic jam

    Traffic jam

    On one of my first visits to Portage JCT (I visit that place about once/twice a week) I was lucky enough to catch a great traffic jam. I've seen bottlenecks since, but this one is by far the best. Let's break it down: In the foreground, E/B CN local with CN 1435 & 7220 (GMD1u & GP9RM)...
  5. BC Rail 762

    BC Rail 762

    It may not be in BC, but it's still trailing a draper taper! (CN 5530, SD60F).
  6. Prairie Malt Limited

    Prairie Malt Limited

  7. CN 2727 & BCOL 763

    CN 2727 & BCOL 763

    CN 2727 (2005 Dash 9-44CW, rebuild CN 2667) & BC Rail 763 (SD40-2) lead a westbound intermodal.
  8. Tanker train

    Tanker train

    Been wanting to get such a shot for a long time now. Procor tankers trailing a branchline mixed (mostly grain). It's a daily train, but the amount of cars various from 100 to about a dozen, with a SD40-2 for power...
  9. Modern CN

    Modern CN

    Two Dash 9-44CW's, CN 2674 & BC Rail 4644 (http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=25354&cat=500&page=2) 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.
  10. CN Scale Test Car

    CN Scale Test Car

    Caught him a while back. Sorry that the photo is so small, had I known such small cars existed (it's a cut-down hopper), I would of zoomed in more then I ussually do. He caught me completely off-guard, right between regular stuff.
  11. Branchline daily

    Branchline daily

    CN 5370 leads the branchline grain train, consisting mostly of fallen flag hoppers and Government of Canada cars.
  12. Last Canadian Safety cab

    Last Canadian Safety cab

    More then 30 years ago CN invented the Canadian Safety cab, which has created such oddballs such as the GP40-2L(W), SD40-2(W) and the GP38-2(W) that don't look even close to their regular versions. Don't forget that draper tapers, namely Dash 8-40CM, SD50F, SD50AF and SD60F have this cab as...
  13. CN's one unit wonder

    CN's one unit wonder

    While one unit wonders are fairly common on CP, they're rare on CN. When they happen though, it's ussually with a SD40-2/SD40-2(W) or a Dash 9-44CW for power, not a draper taper! CN 5522, SD60F, leads a mixed train which had some new hoppers on it. You can also see "Portage JCT" in...
  14. CN 5522

    CN 5522

    This SD60F lead a mixed solo - all by itself. Ussually 2-3 units lead trains on the CN mainline.
  15. CN 5325 & 2643

    CN 5325 & 2643

    CN 2643 & CN 5325 lead a westbound intermodal on the mainline.
  16. CN 2643

    CN 2643

    CN 2643 & CN 5325 lead a westbound intermodal on the mainline.
  17. Working all year round

    Working all year round

    CN crew works in winter and spring. If you look really carefuly, you'll notice that the slugs are different. In the top photo it's YBU-4, in the bottom one it's a S-3. Most often it's a GP9 slug though. The power is always GP9RM. CN 7213 & 203 CN 7251 & 268
  18. Two Dash 8-40CM's

    Two Dash 8-40CM's

    Two Dash 8-40CM's, CN 2426 and BC Rail 4624 (Dash 8-40CMu, upgraded to 4400hp) lead a mixed.
  19. CN 2727 leading

    CN 2727 leading

    CN 2727 (2005 Dash 9-44CW, rebuild CN 2667) & BC Rail 763 (SD40-2) lead a westbound intermodal on the mainline.
  20. Odd couple

    Odd couple

    CN 2727 (2005 Dash 9-44CW, rebuild CN 2667) & BC Rail 763 (SD40-2) lead an intemrodal, as they perform switching before heading out west. You can see the mainline in the backround.




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