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  1. pedrop

    GE C21MP on the road (Brazil)

    Hi, I am a bit absent from RailroadForums. Let me update some news from Brazil. Last friday, 8/24, I was driving along BR040 road when I saw a couple of GE C21MP been moved by trucks from GE plant in Contagem, MG to Rio de Janeiro port. The units belongs to Drummond Coal in Colombia and are...
  2. Elmsdale NS Incident

    Elmsdale NS Incident

    Today, 27 Aug 2010, a southbound CN freight struck a dump truck at the level crossing at Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. The driver of the truck was ejected through the window and seriously injured. He was medivaced by air ambulance to hospital in Halifax. It sounds like he will recover.
  3. UP Service Truck 40110 by the "Reed Jackson"

    UP Service Truck 40110 by the "Reed Jackson"

    UP service truck driving northbound along the tracks next to the parked display of UP 844 during "The Valley Eagle" Heritage Tour, 2010. The car "Reed Jackson" is immediately behind it.
  4. Truck


    A view of the truck of the C25-MP on way to Nigeria.
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  6. Trucking out

    Trucking out

    A CPR maintanace truck is hauling the goods to a work site out on the Outlook Subdivision. There were two other Crane/Carman trucks heading out, as well as a Sperry Rail welding truck and a pickup.
  7. CN Bridge Work

    CN Bridge Work

    CN Truck Crain had been working on Valley River Bridge Deck.
  8. Bridge inspection

    Bridge inspection

    Heading out to Riverview, examining the bridge. Really like the extended bumper out front, note that there's a tiny one on the rear as well. Good room for the spare tire - perhaps it doubles as a life jacket for water rescue? LOL.
  9. CN Rail carrier

    CN Rail carrier

    CN 079792 hi-rail truck performs maintenance on the mainline. Interestingly he was following a Sperry hi-rail that was on the tracks.
  10. Helping Out

    Helping Out

    A CN Boom Truck hoists a section of fractured rail for the welding crews.
  11. MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    MRL Hi-Rail at Helena

    A MRL Hi-Rail pickup at the Helena Depot
  12. Okay then...

    Okay then...

    If there was any unusual load, this would be it. It appears to be a Tandem-tandem Western Star of sorts and a Dodge pickup. It was heading east on a CN Manifest.
  13. Sperry van

    Sperry van

    Who decided to show up to my favorite railfan spot in the middle of nowhere? Why the friendly forman of course. The crew (2 regular hi-railers as well) soon took off W/B fixing the CN TRANSCON.
  14. Tune-up?


    As the GP7u/GP9u switcher pair works in the background, this truck is visiting the Radio shops. He later had his hood open and CP employees working around the bed, so its likely not radio related.
  15. Waiting for passage

    Waiting for passage

    A MOW crew waits next to their hi-rail, for a W/B IMS to pass before continuing work - unloading new ties for the mainline.
  16. CBNS hi-rail

    CBNS hi-rail

    Your typical plain-white shortline hi-rail, until you see this decal on the back. Quite clever IMHO, although a pick-up truck certainly doesn't qualify as a train in my log book.
  17. Good morning

    Good morning

    Two MOW workers discuss the upcoming grinding project, involving a LORAM Railgrinder along with other more traditional equipement pieces such as a tamper and broom. Note the trucks paint. It's classic CP Rail Systems, re-patched in the modern CPR flavor. That way the whole truck doesn't need...
  18. Crossing Guard

    Crossing Guard

    This BNSF inspection truck was sitting at this crossing in Saginaw, TX for so long, he reminded me of the road crossing guards I used to have in elementary school. Photo taken September 7, 2007.
  19. Work truck

    Work truck

    A very common hi-rail configuration on CN, can be found anywhere doing anything. Back when I didn't have a scanner, sitting next to one was the best opportunity to hear what was coming and when.
  20. Dropping rail

    Dropping rail

    Freightliner 6-axle hi-rail has delivering its load of new rails and ties to the needy area. You can see the headlights of an approaching Westbound from Thunder Bay. 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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