Veterans. Twenty-five year old Dash8-40CW CSXT 7836 and forty-three year old GP38-2W CN 4809 are still earning their keep on the main line, as they lead CN 327 over the Ottawa River and off... (more)
A pair YN2 AC4400CW's (CSXT 94 & CSXT 139) operating elephant style are the power on a 320-axle CN 327 which is seen passing on the Valleyfield Sub wye at Coteau.
Getting rarer. With an increasing number of CSX locomotives in the YN2 paint scheme being stored, taken off the roster or repainted, it's becoming rarer and rarer to catch a solid YN2 consi... (more)
A pair of CP SD40-2's (CP 5788 & CP 5926) along with spreader CP 402893 are stopped near the Montreal West station after clearing the Westmount sub. This was a week after after a record-breaking s... (more)
CP 143 is starting to leave Dorval with UP 5550 as the sole head end unit. KCS 4166 which was trailing it on CP 142 the day before was used as mid-train DPU.
CN 120 (with CN 2893, CN 2658 & CN 2956 up front and CN 2858 mid-train) is exiting Taschereau Yard on the freight track, just as the tail end of CN 149 passes on the north track. The south track i... (more)
An inconsiderate drone user. With dozens of railfans waiting for the CP 150 train to enter the Port of Montreal, a drone user launched his drone nearly at track level (seen just to the left... (more)
CN 120 (with CN 2893, CN 2658 & CN 2956 up front and CN 2858 mid-train) is rounding a curve in the Ville St-Pierre neighbourhood of Montreal. With the days getting much shorter, shadows are a big ... (more)
A CSX SD70MAC basks in the sun in Beauharnois a few hours before sunset. With EMD's being stored in large number on CSX, it was a nice surprise to encounter this unit here.
A long run. What might be the longest run for a freight train in North America is nearly at an end as Prince Rupert-Montreal stack train CN 186 passes through Dorval Station with CN 2316 at... (more)
AC4400CW CSXT 300 and SD40-3 CSXT 4032 lead CN 327 through Dorval Station on a lovely September afternoon.
AMT 1369 pushes the mid-day train on the Mont-St-Hilaire line over the Lachine Canal.
Intermodal trains passing. CN 120 (with CN 2893, CN 2658 & CN 2956 up front and CN 2858 mid-train) is exiting Taschereau Yard on the freight track, just as CN 149 is passing on the north tr... (more)
About 75 minutes before its 1545 departure time from Central Station, VIA 67 backs up with VIA 6443 pushing the train over the Lachine Canal. At left is the out of use CN swing bridge.
On a rickety spur. Sitting on a spur that is not used much I believe, CP 5833 awaits its fate in Beauharnois, which may possibly be scrapping. Behind is a pair of CSXT GE's.