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June 13th, 2008
From MP 189.40 Watrous sub
12:25pm CN 402, 88 cars
Except for the SD50F, Dash 8-40CM & GP40-2LW, all of whom have fallen out of favour, nearly 35 years of CN mainline units are present...
Not long ago 4765 looked like 4784 behind him. Interestingly hes missing the CN sub-lettering & web address. Ive seen an ES44DC missing the web address as well looks like CN puts them in service ASAP, with the decaling arriving later.
It is not unusual for the Clavet wayfreight to bring the resident railfan out. No its not me, Elijah or the visiting fan reading Branchline in his car. Last winter one of these guys tripped the Derailment Alarm ~MP 190 Watrous sub, causing at least half an hour worth of delays on the mainline...
Freshly painted GP38-2W leads a trio of GP38-2's home on a wayfreight. Don't be fooled by the rosy picture, I've cropped out 4703's primer color cab for a reason.
4:09pm CN 520 (W/B) 1 minute
9 hoppers/11 tankers/34 hoppers
I couldn't come up with a name for this shot, so just went by the song I was listening.
The name fits well though: It seems like your stereotypical Prarie shot, something that could have been taken 20 years ago - A pair of SD40-2's leading a manifest. These engines however have been...
It should be an oxymoron, a non-museum, operational CN unit wearing the fresh zebra paint sheme - yet here it is! Perhaps its CN's version of a heritage unit. A number of widecab Geeps have been getting their original paint touched up lately. You can clearly see the shine, when comparing to the...
November 20th, 2007
1:41pm CN 560, 4 hoppers
A couple months ago I posted this photo of CN 560 as "CN Classic": http://tinyurl.com/2yqu82
Today the scene repeated with three Geeps! Two GP38-2W's sandwitching a GP38-2, all in classic zebra paint...
Although taken today, this is the same sight one could see 30 years ago in the 1970s. CN 560 is returning home light after completing its daily switching duties on the Watrous sub.
Note the primer door on 4703, the GP38-2 is showing its age.
Category: Vintage Freight Train Photos - Diesel Era
CN 4792 leads the daily wayfreight along with a GP38-2.
No, you are not seing double, CN has actually patched itself on the Geep's back, in a slightly smaller font. What a waste of time and resources!
(CN was owned by the government then, hence its our money...)
After leaving the Maritimes I was worried about not seing CN GP38-2's again, since this is widecab country after all. Thankfully CN has proven me wrong by replacing two GP38-2W's on the local wayfreight, with two GP38-2's. Don't really like the latest replacement though: SD75I+SD50F - just not...
The city of Saskatoon is located in potash country, meaning unit potash trains, and subsequent light power moves from the mines to the city, are a common site. Whenever possible CP likes to tag the potash power onto a manifest, in addition to wayfreight power (typycilally Geeps) which work grain...
The Waukegan Local usually only takes the "Farm" on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: apparently a customer needed service pronto!
I hate when I forget to check the ISO before I start shooting...
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