December 22 Frostbite Flashback. In December 1989 a good friend and I booked a rountrip ticket on the Canadian between Winnipeg and Calgary to experience the train on its historic CP routing (it w... (more)
CN 1412 pulls a cut of cars out of the lower yard at Aldershot.
On a cloudless July morning, traffic on Canadian National's Dundas Subdivision was quiet, until the whine of a distant westbound became louder and chatter on the scanner revealed that a 385 was in... (more)
CN 1412 smokes it up on the lead coming out of Aldershot Yard.
The cab of CN 1444.
A solo GMD-1 brings 435's set off onto the yard lead at Aldershot.
With a pretty fair train in tow, 1143 and crew climb Oakland Heights as they head back to North Dardanelle.
After sitting almost exactly 24 hours, this engineer must have felt that the GMD-1's needed to "clear their throats". I never had a chance to talk to the hogger, and I always wondered if it was fo... (more)
GMD-1 1900 is shunting cars around the Winnipeg station.
GMD-1 #1601 basks in the light from a gorgeous fall sunrise at Estlin, SK. The Lewvan sub was the last branch with 60lb rail that required the unique A-1-A truck locomotives. In less than six mont... (more)
CN GMD-1 1430 switching CAMI automotive, paired with a wide nosed GP-40-2