A brand new GP20 ECO sits in Sudbury Yard in the afternoon sun, prior to starting switching duties for the day.
DESX 5313 has temporary custody of VIA 6105 as the DESX shops get reorganized by the shop switcher.
DESX 107 spots DESX 5311 outside of the DESX shops in Sudbury, Ontario. 5311 is an ex-CN SD40-2W.
The Levack Turn emerges from the power tracks to take a cut of cars down the Nickel Subdivision, then head to Levack to switch the yard and industries there.
The yard job power rolls out of the power tracks. A lot has changed from a year ago, the water tower in the background is gone and the yard has been completely refinished.
A pair of Budd RDCs roll off of the service tracks 30 minutes late. The train will cross onto the north track and load passengers, canoes and kayaks for the ten hour journey north.
A CWR train snakes its way through Sudbury Yard with CP 9007 and 5949 on the point.
CP 8210 and 8216 come off the engine tracks at Sudbury for a days work in the yard sorting cars for the various locals that originate here.
In for repairs at the Sudbury Car shop, VIA 6135 sits with DESX 107 on the shop tracks.
A trio of EMD power leads 220 of the thirteenth into Sudbury Yard with a set off and lift at the south end of the yard.
VIA 6202 leads another RDC 1 off of the servicing tracks at Sudbury Yard for the run to White River along the CP Cartier Subdivision.
THe HCRY comes into the CP yard to lift 5 cars and head back to home rails to lift it's own traffic and head out to the Soo.
The first train ordered to run through Sudbury and get the workday under way with a large lift of raw materials.
The RDC's eventually depart the yard and as they do a locol rail buff snaps a photo while his daughter notices something catchy about the train.
The yard power reverses back to lift 4 cars to sort out for the HCRY with the old town's water tower looking quite ram shackled in the back.