scr is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

  1. GP38-2's and the YEOMAN BROOK

    GP38-2's and the YEOMAN BROOK

    A GP38-2 sure is small compared to a coal ship! The SCR/ex-DEVCO Geeps are helping load coal, which will be used to generate electricity in Nova Scotia. The Canadian flag in the foreground isn't part of the loop structure, it's actually a private house. I took this and other photos of the...
  2. EOT coal

    EOT coal

    Although there's ussually anywhere from 1-30 coal cars up front, a trio often brings up the rear behind the more generic freight such as tankers/boxcars/gondolas. Here's a photo of the same hoppers at the same location heading the other way loaded...
  3. Empty coal train

    Empty coal train

    A freshly patched ex-DEVCO (SCR) coal hopper leads the pack.
  4. Got coal?

    Got coal?

    Coal heading west from Cape Breton. Since coal isn't mined there anymore do to high labour costs and the lack of willpower to use our own resources, this coal is imported from South America and then reloaded from ships. See also...
  5. SCR 228 & 217

    SCR 228 & 217

    SCR 228 & 217, both GP38-2's are the power for the coal train. The unloading method seems to be moving 6 cars at the time. The are on the unloading loop.
  6. Loading coal

    Loading coal

    The coal loading facility at Sydney, NS. They're unloading from ship into railcars which then will be passed on from SCR to CBNS and finally to CN. Don't know if you can tell from the photo, but this is a loop. This is done twice daily apparently Monday-Friday using those cute green GP38-2's... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)