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Every engine displayed here, was on and idling. It was a really cool sound. Here, IR 6 is attatched to IR 2, OSS 3757 is by itself, and HBRY 5008, 5009, and NKC 3 are ready to go to Eola, which won't happen for another 24+ hours...
CN SD70I & BCOL Dash 8-40CM get fuelled at Walker shops. Note the twisty rail in the foreground. Id probably be shot for taking a similar photo at the Saskatoon shops (recall http://tinyurl.com/69r8jh) side street access makes all the difference in Edmonton.
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.
Nearly everywhere I have railfanned, there's always a rabbit hoping around, you just need to railfan long enough to spot them. Normally they run off before one can manage a decent picture. This time I finally got them.
Don't think this is abondened peace of track either - CPR's TRANSCON...
I spent two years railfanning Winnipeg next to CN MOW shops at Portage JCT, yet I've never seen this guy.
In fact this is the first RR backhoe that I've seen anywhere, all the others were leassed from contractors...
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