The time is running out for the abandoned CN Kinghorn Subdivision before it is pulled up. Train 103 speeds overtop of the Nipigon River and the rusty rails of the 185 mile Kinghorn Line.
CN 5607, IC 1022, GTW 4926 ease down the Niagara Escarpment with 107 cars
CP #108 climbs Neys Hill at about 15mph with its 7000ft intermodal. There are very few places around here where you are able to see both ends of a long train.
At MP 94, CP crosses over the Steel River, then through a tall rock cut and followed by the Steel Tunnel. CP #RMS-DC 1, conveyor, caboose-12 axles @ 12:00
The most environmentally friendly train/cargo ; With 1 of 2 of CP's NRE genset locomotives ; 24 blades and 8 hubs/nacelles head for a new renewable wind energy project at Moosomin, Saskatchewan.
CP 2816 stops in Marathon to get greased up and take on some passengers to go to the Hemlo Gold Mines for a tour. They crew's are applying grease. She needs a grease job every 50 miles. Was fun to... (more)
OVR 430 crosses the Bala Sub
After meeting with CP #108 at Firehill, CP #105-CP 8636, 9109, 21 h/e autoracks, intermodal-372 axles @ 15:10 passes through the township of Nipigon.
On its last morning pulling out of the shed, we paused for a few minutes to take some photograph's. The 8700 would be on a one way trip to the CP Yard and onto its new home at the Canac Shop in St... (more)
Thunder Bay is a port city, for shipping grain.
The final moment... Train 220 arrives to pick up the CANX 8700 from the now idled Marathon Pulp mill. The engine is bound for Montreal and with it goes my career on the industrial railway in town.
A large condensor at 175 tons and a W-05 dimensional rides the rails from Montreal, Quebec to Belle Plain, Saskatchewan.
CN 8841 + CN 5351 pull across the interlocking with the OVR at Coniston
Evidence of the economy getting better can be seen right here; 4 older, and a leased SD40-2 pull a freight train through Marathon. CP 9017, 9012, 6077, CITX 3097, CP 5935 with 44 CN's, 38 grain, 1... (more)
With no room in the yard at Marathon, in a rare event woodchips head west of Marathon. Here at Neys, the track snakes around beside the Trans Canada Highway.