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  1. A Matching Pair

    A Matching Pair

    CN 5404 and 5409 lead the CN 302 today. Plenty of Autoracks! They took the hole for the CN 199.
  2. Inside an SD50F

    Inside an SD50F

  3. SD50F


    Inside an SD50F
  4. Craik Train

    Craik Train

    The Davison grain loads quietly crept into the hole on the tail of 115. On the head today we have SD50F 5458, GP38-2 4703, and GP40-2W 9671. He sat there waiting to be overtaken again.
  5. Ray of light

    Ray of light

    A CN Intermodal rolls west through a border of lush Saskatchewan foliage behind my two favorite units on the CN, the SD75I and SD50F. The lighting is purley coincedencial. This picture was taken during the maiden voyage of my new Bicycle, which is still serving me now.
  6. I go blind

    I go blind

    4:10pm CN 357, 94 cars CN 5682-5541-5433 (CN-zebra-zebra) 91 center-beams/3 autoracks One of those draper's better be dead, as all the other trains I've seen on CN lately had two engines, yet this lumber empties gets a trio of pretty good power.
  7. CN 5548 SD60F

    CN 5548 SD60F

  8. CN 452

    CN 452

    Two SD50F's are working hard to get 452 up to speed. Normally this train runs on the PNL, however CN has permanently detoured it to the mainline on the Saskatoon, SK - Portage, MB portion.
  9. CN  5430 & 5351

    CN 5430 & 5351

    CN 5430/5351 at St Cloud Diamond, heading south on the Bala sub.
  10. CN SD50F 5454

    CN SD50F 5454

    CN 5454 trails on a westbound manifest at Riverview.
  11. CN business special

    CN business special

    A special indeed! Even the weather cooperated! Actually it was two business cars dead in transit: CN 1060 1949 "Sandford Fleming" Track inspection car & CN 1059 1954 "Tawaw" Reception-Marketing car Trailing CN 5456 & BCOL 766 on an intermodal. PS. The clouds...
  12. CN Business train?

    CN Business train?

    CN 5456 & BCOL 766 lead an intermodal with two business cars on it: CN 1060 1949 "Sandford Fleming" Track inspection car & CN 1059 1954 "Tawaw" Reception-Marketing car I have "rosters" of them from each side, which I'll post on the forums over the next...
  13. Traffic jam

    Traffic jam

    On one of my first visits to Portage JCT (I visit that place about once/twice a week) I was lucky enough to catch a great traffic jam. I've seen bottlenecks since, but this one is by far the best. Let's break it down: In the foreground, E/B CN local with CN 1435 & 7220 (GMD1u & GP9RM)...
  14. CSX guest on CN

    CSX guest on CN

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