Canadian Goods on the way to US Customers.
UP SD9043MAC #8301 and #8284 crossing the Kootenai River in Bonners Ferry with a mixed and heading south to Spokane.
As the Union Pacific continues to sideline it's fleet of SD9043 Big MACs, the effects can be clearly seen on one of the 4 dead line tracks at Butler Yard.
My count from this photo shows:
A SD90MAC and a red barn lead grain loads into the yard at Rugby Jct.
Crossing the American River Bridge
Royal Canadian Pacific has recrewed and is heading out on the Cranbrook Sub passing an Eastport-Alyth train with typical UP power.
82 loads, including 80 ethanol tanks, trail this impressive 6-unit consist of CEFX SD9043MAC 105 and 125, along with VTR GP40-2LW 310, GMRC GP40 304, VTR GP38-3 206, and VTR GP38-2 201 as they cli... (more)
CEFX 105 (SD9043MAC), CEFX 125 (SD9043MAC), GMTX 2189 (GP38-2), VTR 301 (GP40), GMTX 2663 (GP38-2) with 51 cars on the move approaching Vermont Route 11 crossing.
The INRD Big MACs make the turn at the Wheelhouse Curve out of the Menomonee River Valley as they head west with the day's 281 manifest
A trio of SD9043MACs arrive into Council Bluffs after a long trip across Illinois and Iowa with MPRCB.
UP SD9043MAC 8149 trails as the DPU of a eastbound manifest coming into the town of Gothenburg.
An Indiana Railroad SD9043MAC leads a southbound CP freight out of St. Paul. This was my first encounter with an INRD unit, both of us far from our normal operating territories.
An Indy MAC and CP GEVo make easy time westward after checking fuel reading at Nashotah.
While the city sleeps, recently acquired and repainted CEFX (CIT) SD9043MAC 105 makes a dramatic appearance rumbling through Rutland leading an ethanol train past the Howe Center at 03:59.
Another strange appearance of a lone Indy MAC leading a CP manifest! CP 3-298 drifts downhill on the Brookfield hill with a short train.
A trio of UP SD9043MACs round the curve and split downtown Glen Ellyn in half with MPRBO. UP has placed many of these into storage with cracked frames, so I did not mind seeing this!