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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...
14 months after I captured her leading a top Intermodal train, she was retired - among the first to go in CN's SD40-2 purge. Sold to&nbsp;UK's Select Plant Hire along with four other SD40-2Ws, repainted and re-numbered at a US shortline shop before being shipped over-seas, presumably to...
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...
A common sight on CP (Ive seen 5 together) much rarer on CN. The lash-up will likely be cut in half @ shops to form two roadswitcher pairs. 4794 was in North Battleford working solo two weeks ago, no doubt brought in so the crews dont need to use the GMD1u yard power.
Note that 4794 is in...
One of the many Walker shop jams, parked next to SD38-2s, SW1200RSs, a GTW GP9, BCOL RS18CAT & SAR B23-7, not to mention more common CN units. Not that long ago CNs last A-1-A 1000 series GMD1s were parked here along with more wrecked junk.
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
After leaving CN in 2000, this unit is back on home turf! CTRW leassed five (???) of them, finally dispelling their ex-CN M420(W)'s to the HBR along with GP30's and other oddballs on roster.
Despite CN retiring and selling these units left and right, they're perfect for a shortline like...
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...
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...
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