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CN's primary choices- C44-9W, C40-8M, and ES44DC. It has been said that the CN ES44DCs are having engine problems...Perhapd Hunter Harrison can't understand the 'Quick start' environmental systems in the engines? I can see the CN 115 again, so it must be Spring now.
BNSF #4915 accelerates just west of Stevenson siding after meeting an eastbound.. This was a rare day that the sun was out and the trains were actually moving on the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision.. To show on a nice spring day, snow is still in the hills in the background of the 4915 on the...
The first signs of spring are beginning to show at Dogfish Point along Samish Bay, with grasses greening up and the trees having thawed out and begun to bud. Through this scene sweeps Amtrak Cascades train #513, ten minutes into its daily journey from Bellingham to Portland.
Depot Antiques, in Sprink Lake MI, on M-104. relocated GT depot, about 3 miles from its original location, and turned around to face south. Building is the Spring Lake GT depot, and was moved intact to its present location.
While CP's GP38-2 are everywhere, in the yards, on branchline duty and on mainline trains, CN GP38-2's tend to hang around large yards, which are often enclosed, being mothers to special hump slugs. That's why I was very exited when CN sent a GP38-2 on a local along with the usual GP9RM slug...
I've been observing this local for almost two years now. It performs switching at Fort Rouge yard, local job to Fort Garry Industrial Park #2 (aka former Manitoba Sugar site) and to the cement plant, which is where this local is coming from. I've seen the following lash-ups for power, with an *...
CN crew works in winter and spring. If you look really carefuly, you'll notice that the slugs are different. In the top photo it's YBU-4, in the bottom one it's a S-3. Most often it's a GP9 slug though. The power is always GP9RM.
CN 7213 & 203
CN 7251 & 268
This southbound run from Syracuse to Binghamton in May 2003 will be the last trip on the Susquehanna where this B40-8 is the lead engine. Engineer Jim Farrell enjoys a laugh as the photographers pace him at 30mph, though it 'feels' much faster in this photo.
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