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  1. 'BN America' on CN

    'BN America' on CN

    I believe everything in this photos is now gone: CN 5232 - the last active SD40 on the roster was retired next year, going on the short line circuit, to Athabasca Northern, then Central Manitoba, now Prairie Rail Solutions. Area railfans believe it to be the last non-upgraded CN SD40 left with...
  2. Norfolk Southern C39-8s

    Norfolk Southern C39-8s

  3. The Classics

    The Classics

    Old 40s 9531 and 5354 are in charge today.
  4. Canadian National 5362

    Canadian National 5362

    Canadian National SD40-2LW #5362 leads a local through town at exactly 10:10 a.m. It is exactly two Years after I caught a Grand Trunk Locomotive doing the same thing. I had my trusty Pulsar Watch, which, as of this writing, is still working after fpour years. Senatobia, Ms. Dec. 12, 2006
  5. Mixed Bag

    Mixed Bag

    CN 112 moves along with a nice collection of motive power. ICCN 3103 is a GP40R.
  6. CN 5288

    CN 5288

    CN SD40-2W 5288 on the Squamish Sub ballast train. In the hole at Wedge.
  7. BCOL B39-8E

    BCOL B39-8E

  8. CN 402 = Big power

    CN 402 = Big power

    June 13th, 2008 From MP 189.40 Watrous sub 12:25pm CN 402, 88 cars CN 2307-8008-5610-5257-2616-5511 ES44DC/SD70M-2/SD70I/SD40-2W/Dash 9-44CW/SD60F Except for the SD50F, Dash 8-40CM & GP40-2LW, all of whom have fallen out of favour, nearly 35 years of CN mainline units are present...
  9. Off in the distance...

    Off in the distance...

    It's pretty cool when you can see the train coming from several miles away. Not reccomended for the impatient.
  10. There They Go-Go-Go!

    There They Go-Go-Go!

    In tribute to the 1956 Warner brothers release. CN 313 goes off over the birdge enroute to Edmonton, with pipes and road vehicles. CN SD40-2W 5350 and a sister head up this run.
  11. Coal solo

    Coal solo

    Freshly washed CN SD40-2W leads an empty coal train solo. Sadly I didnt take car counts back then, this was a full unit train though at least 70 cars. Normally two Dash 9-44CW type engines handle the job. This is not an April Fool's joke, the train was actually spotted on April 1st.
  12. Wrecked CN 5307

    Wrecked CN 5307

    One of the many Walker shop jams, parked next to SD38-2s, SW1200RSs, a GTW GP9, BCOL RS18CAT & SAR B23-7, not to mention more common CN units. Not that long ago CNs last A-1-A 1000 series GMD1s were parked here along with more wrecked junk.
  13. Play it again, Sam

    Play it again, Sam

    CN 314 pull through town with the same power hosted by the previous 303, a common arrangtment among Scotford trains. Sometimes he gets units from the CN 852.
  14. They Aren't Gone Yet

    They Aren't Gone Yet

    CN SD40-2W 5250 and BCOL 4543 pull out of the Riverview siding after meeting counterpart CN 314. After the routine crew change and switch lining, CN 303 will take to the Warman sub. The CN 520, who is waiting on his heels, will then go back to the yards.
  15. Old Times

    Old Times

    They don't make them like they used to. This guy is probably on his last run, being on the 450 to Chicago. SD40-2Ws are a rarity, now. With the 2516, this looks like a consist right out of the 1990s.
  16. Alberta bound

    Alberta bound

    CN 115 is over the bridge with CN 8844, 8835, and 5303 on the lead. I caught the units on return on a road trip 2-days later.
  17. CN 313 Riverview

    CN 313 Riverview

    Until recently 313 was a regular manifest with a bit of everything. Now that the Prince Rupert terminal is open - there are boxes up front! The train proceeded to work Saskatoon yard for at least two hours. Great way to serve those Intermodal customers! Oct 31 '07 11:00am CN 313, 110 cars...
  18. CN 347

    CN 347

    Taken from Saskatoon's oldest cemerary. 8:41am, CN 347, 94 cars CN 5714-5346 (CN-zebra) 17 boxcars (8 cut up front), 64 center-beams (cuts: 13+45 on the back), 7 CN covered gondolas (6 cut), 1 hopper, 5 tankers
  19. CN survivor

    CN survivor

    In the last 10 years CN shrank their GP40-2LW/GP40-2W fleet from ~280 to about 60. Hence these engines are now rare. I've only seen them three times this year and I railfan the CN main fairly often. Statistically the IC SD40 series (SD40-2/SD40-3/SD40-2R etc.) is twce as common in the area...
  20. CN 452 Sep 27 '07

    CN 452 Sep 27 '07

    Today's 452 is a very special train. It has about 1/2 the usual cars and a GP40-2LW leading. Although he had lots of tankers mid-train, he looks like a unit potash on the curve. 9:13am, CN 452, 56 cars CN 9437-5359 (zebra-CN NA) 1 bulkhead, 3 coil cut, 30 hoppers (12 cut up front, 15 on the...




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