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  1. GP35 lives!

    GP35 lives!

    As a slug... Powered by a GP38-2's, this GP35 body performs yard switching. At least its quiet for the crew.
  2. Canadian Tire Promotion

    Canadian Tire Promotion

    Not tlong ago Canadian Tire containers were a CP exclusive. Then they signed a deal with CN and their containers started appearing one by one, eventually dominating the scene as you can see.
  3. Building the Railway...

    Building the Railway...

    CN MOW employees working the mainline. The way I cropped the shot, you might think that its two mainlines meeting at a diamond, when in fact its just a curve. The "MOW tractor" is lifting the other MOW onto the rails. A very neat operation to observe.
  4. CN business special

    CN business special

    A special indeed! Even the weather cooperated! Actually it was two business cars dead in transit: CN 1060 1949 "Sandford Fleming" Track inspection car & CN 1059 1954 "Tawaw" Reception-Marketing car Trailing CN 5456 & BCOL 766 on an intermodal. PS. The clouds...
  5. WC 6934

    WC 6934

    A bit of history on these units (WC 6900-6949) Originally CN SD40's in the 5000-5240 series, look like this: - rebuild by Ashtom in 1997/1998, look like this: First...
  6. Sperry Rail Services

    Sperry Rail Services

    While I see Sperry Rail Services ala SRS often on CP, the first time I caught it was on CN. They don't normally run on CN.
  7. CN GP38-2

    CN GP38-2

    While CP's GP38-2 are everywhere, in the yards, on branchline duty and on mainline trains, CN GP38-2's tend to hang around large yards, which are often enclosed, being mothers to special hump slugs. That's why I was very exited when CN sent a GP38-2 on a local along with the usual GP9RM slug...
  8. Strange lash-up on a local

    Strange lash-up on a local

    I've been observing this local for almost two years now. It performs switching at Fort Rouge yard, local job to Fort Garry Industrial Park #2 (aka former Manitoba Sugar site) and to the cement plant, which is where this local is coming from. I've seen the following lash-ups for power, with an *...
  9. CN van

    CN van

    Caught following a Speery Services van on the mainline. Looks like an oddball.
  10. Heading out

    Heading out

    I've got to observe this lash up's work day. CP 3027 & 1127, GP38-2 & GP35 slug are pulling into the station out of the depo, then they did some switching at the station. I then caught them towards the end of the day 20km's away at MRM Steel (Scrap facility) in Selkirk, MB, with an...
  11. Weston Trio

    Weston Trio

    3/5 trains that were waiting to head out west. CEFX 1012 with another CP AC4400CW on an intermodal, and in the backround, CP 5707, SD40-2, and a GP35 slug, CP 1127, powered by CP 3027, GP38-2. Those two were switching.
  12. Smoking!!!


    Who says toaster are bad smokers? All I see is a SD90MAC smoking and an AC4400CW wondering what's going on. Seriously, both units were smoking, but the EMD made beast won the contest by far.
  13. CN Business train?

    CN Business train?

    CN 5456 & BCOL 766 lead an intermodal with two business cars on it: CN 1060 1949 "Sandford Fleming" Track inspection car & CN 1059 1954 "Tawaw" Reception-Marketing car I have "rosters" of them from each side, which I'll post on the forums over the next...
  14. GE vs. EMD

    GE vs. EMD

    You can tell which one is which by the wing. While the Dash 9-44CW & SD75I and vice versa lash-up are very common on CN, it's not easy to zoom in and get this shot. You can see the minor GE/EMD differences by looking at the two 4000 h.p. beasts.
  15. Circus trailer?

    Circus trailer?

    Caught him on a westbound intermodal. I really like the trailer, never seen anything like it. As it's small, has two doors and is very clean, I'm guessing its a circus trailer. I couldn't find a better category to post it under.
  16. Traffic jam

    Traffic jam

    On one of my first visits to Portage JCT (I visit that place about once/twice a week) I was lucky enough to catch a great traffic jam. I've seen bottlenecks since, but this one is by far the best. Let's break it down: In the foreground, E/B CN local with CN 1435 & 7220 (GMD1u & GP9RM)...
  17. KRL 340325

    KRL 340325

    In the world of heavy duty flatcars there's the domestic (CN), TTX (QTTX & XTTX) and then there's KRL. Since its big (12 axles!) and red in color, I call it Kirill, a Russian name. Its waiting for a transformer load, there was an equally heavy duty crane nearby to lift it.
  18. BC Rail 762

    BC Rail 762

    It may not be in BC, but it's still trailing a draper taper! (CN 5530, SD60F).
  19. Rugby tower

    Rugby tower

    Rugby tower controls the Weston/Winnipeg/Logan yards. You can see a dispatcher inside, as a trio of typical CP power - CP 6024 (SD40-2), CP 9811 (AC4400CW) & CP 9112 (SD90MAC) head from the yard to the diesel shops.
  20. CEFX 1035

    CEFX 1035

    There are many of these blue GE's around on the CP system. CEFX 1035 & CP 9016 (SD40-2F), leading a mixed eastbound freight. 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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