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  1. CN 548 West

    CN 548 West

    The Craik sub train ran on Roman's Davidson Turn theory, and came back to town as the 548 this time. It shows.
  2. WC 6006 (SD40-2)

    WC 6006 (SD40-2)

    Three WC units after four years of railfanning CN's mainline... At least they're different types: SD45u, GP40, now a SD40-2! A WC GP38-2 should be next as they've replaced BCOL's beloved RS18CAT fleet on the coast and come through occasionally. Don't let the paint fool you - before becoming...
  3. 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.
  4. CN 114 at Kindersley

    CN 114 at Kindersley

    You can always tell a train is the 114. Even if the train is several miles away, and your flying by on the highway. This train is sporting the previously caught CN 8844, via the Sarcee power arrangments.
  5. Heatwave distortion

    Heatwave distortion

    Happens to the best of us! Now that the CN 8800s are common as wheat out here, I can't say this train is 'special' or 'unusual'. But, the new power was just too cool. It's strange to see them on the 450.
  6. CN 8843 (SD70M-2)

    CN 8843 (SD70M-2)

    Brand new EMD product, along with a twin, lead 115 into town. "Brand new EMD" doesn't sound right after almost a decade of new GE power and half-dead SD40-2W's on the mainline. If only these engines could make a similar comeback on the CP...
  7. DPU boys

    DPU boys

    Although it's very said to see old units retired, you must admit the new ones look good! With CN getting serious about DPU and getting more ES44AC's, they're no longer restricted to the East Coast, starting to show up all over. Saskatoon's garbage hill is in the background. If you look...
  8. Fairview Shops, Halifax

    Fairview Shops, Halifax

    CN 8823 and 8010 in repose.
  9. 8809 waiting for a Signal

    8809 waiting for a Signal

    CN 8809 waiting for a signal at the crossing for the Burnaby Lake parking lot.
  10. CN 8838

    CN 8838

    Unlike my incorrect assumption on SD40-2s, here is something you actually don't see in Saskatchewan. The CN 8800 SD70M-2. I've seen two of them. CN exclusivley restricts these units to Nova Scotia trains, so this was a real surprise. CN 8838 leads 5417 on CN 342 at Riverview, February 20, 2008...
  11. Wipe out

    Wipe out

    I knew a train was coming thanks to radio chatter, but all I could see were the three lights (headlight+2 ditchlights) until it got close enough. Then he kicked up snow on the bridge and visibility went back to zero... Don't let the looks fool you, with falling snow it was pretty warm...
  12. It's Alive!

    It's Alive!

    CN 346 is about to cover me from head to toe. Although hard to see due to 'weather conditions' this is the river bridge: http://tinyurl.com/2mkrdd Sadly, I was not able to get the 2nd units number, although I think its CN 2584, Dash 9-44CW. CN 8011 SD70M-2 sure makes for a good plow with that...
  13. Canadian National SD70M-2 8834

    Canadian National SD70M-2 8834

    Brand new SD70M-2 8834 leading Dash-9 2562 and SD70M-2 8816 in Belleville, Ontario.
  14. CN 8802

    CN 8802

    Brand new CN 8802 showed up at Riverview today on a Westbound stack train. Note he is trailing CN 2523, the first CN standard cab Dash-9.
  15. My first SD70M-2

    My first SD70M-2

    CN 8002, SD70M-2 and a Dash 9-44CW lead a typical IMS. Unlike with the ES44DC's, I haven't had as much luck catching the SD70M-2's on CN's mainline - this is my only catch so far.
  16. NS 2634

    NS 2634

    NS 2634, an SD70M-2, accelerates train #158 after passing through the yard at Greensboro.
  17. SD70M-2

    SD70M-2

    NS SD70M-2 #2671 does some light work around the yard in Bluefield, WV.
  18. NS 216 with SD70M-2 2722

    NS 216 with SD70M-2 2722

    A new SD70M-2 2722 leads NS 216 up #2 track by the Wilmore Caboose Museum in downtown Wilmore, KY--NS Central Division 1st District CNO&TP.
  19. Inbound

    Inbound

    An NS freight train enters Roanoke Yard.
  20. Mixed Power

    Mixed Power

    Lots of power at Norfolk Southern's South Yard in Roanoke, Virginia.




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