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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...
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.
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.
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)...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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
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