New Prince Rupert export coal train

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Jon Bentz

New Member
Brian - looks like you got some very moody shots as well as very wet. Nothing like getting two shots of the same train on the bridge at Palmer Jct. Thanks for the link to your blog.
 

BCR4601

Oh my gosh a Yardmaster
The Ridley Island coal trains have been dam well on their turn around from CN to Rupert back to BNSF at Thorton yard.Mind you CN sheds power at PG or Terrace and runs them into the port 1x1 as its water level along the Skenna river.4 trains ago CN tacked on a 53 car block of manifest traffic to the H/E and cut it off before handing it over to a northpool crew at Thornton.Why run a 8000ft train when 10,000 also works.Last 2 days 2 more headed north.
 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Check my Mile Post 18 thread in the western US forum for photos of PR coal trains which pass through Edmonds. One went through yesterday with 3/2 power distribution. The trailing unit of the headend set was BNSF.
 

The Renton Rocket

New Member
not all of the CN power on the coal trains is CN lettered

IC 1004 in the consist came down on a empty coal train and went back on CREW4 on 4/15/11
 




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