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  1. CPR Rabbits

    CPR Rabbits

    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...
  2. CN backhoe

    CN backhoe

    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...
  3. CP 3070

    CP 3070

    CP 3070, one of many CP GP38-2's wearing the newest paint scheme 'Ingenuity'. He was much shinier when I first saw him behind a SD90MAC-H back in August: Note the 'modern door' built into the window of the old shops.
  4. CP 8831

    CP 8831

    My first 8800, CP 8831 is the third unit, behind two AC4400CW, getting fueled after coming home as a light power move from a potash mine. Sure don't look like your typical gas station! The green John Deer tractor/golf cart you see on the side is used to move around the shops. As well, note...
  5. Inside MAX Shops

    Inside MAX Shops

    Light rail vehicles being maintained at Tri-Met's Ruby Jct. shops in Portland.
  6. The clinker toss

    The clinker toss

    Cleaning out the fires at the Ji-Tong railway shops Image 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  7. Paducah Rebuilt Uncovered

    Paducah Rebuilt Uncovered

    Hanging from an overhead crane at the Paducah Shops with it's long hood removed is this newly rebuilt ICG GP-11 Pentax K1000 50mm is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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