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Pacific Harbor Line # 20 ex Harbor Belt Line out on a side track across from Progress Rail for a horn test thats what the paperwork in the window said.A rebuild unit one of sixteen that are being updated from tier 2 to tier 3 low emission (DPFs)with a Cat 3512C HD diesel engines.
Every engine displayed here, was on and idling. It was a really cool sound. Here, IR 6 is attatched to IR 2, OSS 3757 is by itself, and HBRY 5008, 5009, and NKC 3 are ready to go to Eola, which won't happen for another 24+ hours...
CP 878 BNSF run-through power is sitting in brandon waiting for the empties so they can head back to the states. The power was BNSF 8266 BNSF 8247 and BNSF 9458. Bnsf 9458 is a former BN SD70MAC. I was told recently that the BNSF symbol for this train is C-SCMMIB.
The CN 548 rolls out over the bridge minutes after the 560. After the 303 passes, he will go onto the Craik sub, and dod some stuff. He could be pulling loads from Davidson, but it's usual practice for power to lay over in town while the cars are loaded. He will probably dawdle back into town...
CP uses DPU all the time on potash trains (except for 654), however in winter it's used on the Intermodals as well. With CN picking up DPU for manifests, hopefully this practise won't be limited to CP any longer (CN runs 7 IMS's through town vs. 1 on CP).
11:40am CP 103: CP 8768/8...
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