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I believe everything in this photos is now gone: CN 5232 - the last active SD40 on the roster was retired next year, going on the short line circuit, to Athabasca Northern, then Central Manitoba, now Prairie Rail Solutions. Area railfans believe it to be the last non-upgraded CN SD40 left with...
Food prices are far more reasonable, but at what expense? This economic crisis is starting to get to the railway...I'm used to seeing trains with more than 45 cars!
"Ex-Con" C40-8W 2455 is the trailing unit.
This spur ran off CN Rivers sub into the Fort Garry Industrial Park #1. At its peak it had at least four spurs and siding, serving a variety of warehouses in the area. When I started railfanning in 2003, it was down to one spur and a siding, both lacking traffic. Not surprisingly by Spring 2005...
Freshly washed CN SD40-2W leads an empty coal train solo. Sadly I didnt take car counts back then, this was a full unit train though at least 70 cars. Normally two Dash 9-44CW type engines handle the job.
This is not an April Fool's joke, the train was actually spotted on April 1st.
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