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October 1st has the rail train with CP 9005 a SD40-2F and CP 5915 a SD40-2 for the power.
The train is seen preparing to back into the elevator track so 102 can pass by. Photo was taken in Moosomin Sk on October 1st 2008.
The city of Saskatoon is located in potash country, meaning unit potash trains, and subsequent light power moves from the mines to the city, are a common site. Whenever possible CP likes to tag the potash power onto a manifest, in addition to wayfreight power (typycilally Geeps) which work grain...
I've always been a fan of SD40-2F's as they are unique for a number of reasons. For starters they are the last SD40-2's and the only locomotives on CP with a draper body, which is really a CN thing. Now I know that CP 9300 behind it is much more intersting, but I always enjoy seing a SD40-2F...
CP SD40-2F Red Barn #9013 and a CP AC4400CW lead a westbound coal train through Coal City. CP power is rare on the Chillicothe Sub as well as Coal Trains. Seeing a CP red barn leading a coal train here is unheard of.
It is a snowy blowy cold crisp day in Marathon. So cold, -35 that all the CPR trains have to do 30MPH across the Heron Bay subdivision. Locomotive CP SD40-2F 9007 leads a detour train; 2117 ex 129 (Montreal to Calgary via the United States) through Marathon.
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