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  1. Nutana Tramp job

    Nutana Tramp job

  2. CN Rust bucket

    CN Rust bucket

    This is not Halloween, but CNs caboose fleet will scare you any day do you still want to ride? This rider car is leading the 630 tramp back to the yard, with a GP38-2W pushing on the other end. Interestingly you can still see where the CN decal used to be in the middle. Why did CN patch...
  3. Time stands still

    Time stands still

    CN 1405 was working North Saskatoon solo when he died, so the 630 tramp that had been working Nutana (MP188 Watrous sub) earlier, was sent to the rescue running light. He then brought in 1405s train running in reverse with the caboose leading. Hopefully this isnt 1405s last ride, as CN doesnt...
  4. Passing the torch

    Passing the torch

    Once again 520 is short on power, hence the tramp power leading. Still no ditchlights, three zebras look right though. The GP38-2s trailing have the dubious distinction of wiping the GMD1 herd off the roster, as the preferred power of choice on the branchline. Nearly every Prairie branchline is...
  5. CN 7269  Fresh paint

    CN 7269 Fresh paint

    Looks like Saskatoons main yard engine got some fresh paint in the cab area. Normally he operates exclusively in the main yard, which is largely inaccessible (recall http://tinyurl.com/69r8jh) however today he went out to lift some hoppers at the nearby elevator. Interestingly its located on CPs...
  6. CN 630 Tramp East

    CN 630 Tramp East

    CN 1441 gets underway after waiting for the Welders to clear.
  7. Full Body Shot

    Full Body Shot

    This can be seen as one of the greatest things I have ever achieved. For the longest time I wanted to take this picture, but I didn't want to sacrifice the option of close up photos. I knew this Tramp job was coming, but I decided to burn down to the CP bridge in attempt to catch the 456. When...
  8. CN 1438 (GMD1u)

    CN 1438 (GMD1u)

    Can you tell he looks tired?
  9. Scotford Work train

    Scotford Work train

    CN has an odd habit of placing cabooses where they don't belong. The Clavet wayfreight for instances uses CN 79924, assigned to train 519, yet there's no such train in the area. Similarly this one is stamped "Scotford work train", yet based on my research Scotford is hundreds of...
  10. CN Richmond

    CN Richmond

    CN 1439 is an old friend of mine, I saw him when I first ventured to railfan the CN mainline back in April of 2003. He, along with twin 1434 were pulling IMS cars out of the now closed Winnipeg facility. Today he's still working with another twin, 1405, this time on the Warman sub tramp job...
  11. CN Warman sub

    CN Warman sub

    At one time CN's Warman sub was a vital part of CN's system, providing the main link to Prince Albert. Although it still serves this purpose today, most of the line has been sold to a shortline, meaning its a lot less vital then it used to be. Due to "strategic downtown...




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