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The South City Switcher carefully picks its way down Rankin St. There are several scrap yards in this area which see a lot of truck traffic and there are frequently obstructions on this stretch of tracks, everything from trucks to forklifts, to dumpsters. Liberal use of the horn usually is...
The power for South City Switcher cuts across a busy intersection in South San Francisco. There are no lights or gates at this intersection. Instead, when the train arrives, the signal flips to all-red, and the train gets a green light - note the small signal in the upper left.
Since CN uses a GP9RM+slug set for power, it's only natural that they get to lead. Here the switcher is bringing in 4 bulkheads from the nearby Industrial park. The way the photo is cropped however, it looks like a much bigger train.
Note the headlight on the slug, these are unique to the S-3...
CN's Maritime operations have traditionally been well-known for their MLW's, however these days, all that separates them from the rest of the CN system are these guys - GP38-2's. Unlike other RR's (such as CP!) where GP38-2 heards are common, CN avoided this practice by creating three distinct...
I've never been a big fan of the TRACKMOBILE, as small industries are operated them in favor of the little GE/Plymouth critters that they have replaced. It was a major suprise to me, when I saw CP, a major Class I RR, operate at least two of them here in Saskatoon. Now I would understand if they...
With the arrival of the AC4400CW's, CP started the long process of removing and demoting SD40-2's from mainline service. The SD40's & the real beat-up rent-a-wrecks were sold off, than the rest were demoted to yard/local/wayfreight service. In Winnipeg they went a step futher by creating at...
The Los Angeles Junction Railway is a small BNSF subsidiary that serves industries the cities of Vernon, Commerce and Los Angeles. They employ a rather unique fleet of motive power including two CF7's and four MK1200G natural gas switchers, the only ones of their kind.
Local traffic around Willow Springs and Lemont once warranted a yard here at the end of the Argonne Branch. However, the decline of local traffic and the building of nearby Willow Springs yard most likely resulted in the dismantling of Argonne Yard.
Here, extended vision caboose no...
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