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  1. BNSF local

    BNSF local

    BNSF's daily local (exept weekends), consisting of BNSF 1685 (GP9) and a Operation Lifesaver caboose. Only one car for today.
  2. VIA 692/693

    VIA 692/693

    VIA 692/693 lead by a solo F40PH-2. The last F40PH-2 ever made.
  3. NS Dash 9-40CW

    NS Dash 9-40CW

    NS 9032 is trailing CN 5749 & 9433 on 304? This was my first foreign power sighting.
  4. SOO grain train on PNL

    SOO grain train on PNL

    Two SOO SD60s lead a CP SD40-2 B unit on a grain train off the PNL. To compare, todays 344 has an AC4400CW leading and trailing in DPU mode yuck! Sadly all these engines are off roster now: SOO 6014 - off long-term lease, to CIT Group (CEFX lessor) in 2006 SOO 6009 off long-term lease, to...
  5. Power move

    Power move

    Power move on the eastbound grain train. The units were: CN 9508, CN 9468, CN 9543 (all GP40-2L(W)'s), CN 4795 (GP38-2(W)), CN 7224 (GP9RM) and CN 271 (S-3 slug).
  6. GCFX trio

    GCFX trio

    Today when GE ES44DCs have taken over CN, while SD40-2s & SD50Fs are being retired in droves, its hard to believe that earlier this year CN was still leasing 50 Alstom SD40-3s, all ex-CN SD40s. Power policy sure changed quickly! Back in 2004 I managed to catch three trio sets working the...
  7. CN 655-01

    CN 655-01

    Kind of looks like a European diesel, complete with a funky headlight! Aside from cranes & Rail grinders, still the biggest MOW single piece Ive seen to date. Note the two arrows on the body, indicating where the front is? Be odd to see that on locomotive frames instead of the usual F, R...
  8. Basking in the Sun

    Basking in the Sun

    A pair of locomotives basks in the evening sun on 5 July 2003 in Portage, Wisconsin.




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