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UP service truck driving northbound along the tracks next to the parked display of UP 844 during "The Valley Eagle" Heritage Tour, 2010. The car "Reed Jackson" is immediately behind it.
BNSF #8905 West is leading a Centralia Coal train just meeting the eastbound Amtrak Portland Section of the Empire Builder at Cooks siding.. Pasco West told the BNSF #8905 west to highball due to them leading a fleet of trains west behind him that were low on HOS (Hours of Service.) This was...
The mainline fueling station is not a new concept. The BNSF has several of them. But the CP only has one. And they decided to put it in Moose Jaw, as it is said to be the center most point on the system, and I would imagine most Locomotives would be pretty thirsty after traveling the distance...
It's a fact of life on the CP of today. Most every Intermodal traversing the Swift Current sub has a DPU of some sort. Some trains have their second unit cut in mid-train. CP 8837 is shoving on the rear of an Eastbound near Swift Current.
CN 79837 (still on roster in '05) and CN 78108 (International Service) await to be cut-up into cans. Right behind them is a string of UP PS-2 hoppers, including CNW 753145, still with ROCK reporting marks stenciled underneath!
I've been looking forward to capture one of these, after seing photos of them on RRF for years. This gon is part of ~15 piece MOW set that includes gondolas loaded with ties, a BRANDT truck, tampers, tie cranes and more casual MOW equipement like hi-rail trucks.
Sure is odd to see a yellow...
Two MOW Service CP gondolas loaded with ties, way over their sides. I'm guessing these are new ties, since this tie unloader was one car away:
In comparison CN transports their ties on regular center-beams.
Note that "CP Rail" and the numbers have been...
Quite a relic, 40ft boxcar equiped for MOW services to take down ice in tunnels. Not sure what it was doing in Winnipeg, but it was ironically coupled right next to two 86' high cube autoparts boxcars. Compared to them it's so small!
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