With no crews available for a few hours, a shorter 63 car low priority train rests in the siding at Armstrong waiting for the next available Sioux Lookout crew.
With the mercury below -35c / -31F train X313 departs Armstrong after a crew change leaving behind a vapor trail.
CP had brought all their trains in the area to a stop for a few hours for Christmas Eve/Morning. With that, a "polar vortex" fell on the region totally hampering railway operations. With the mercu... (more)
CP's Edmonton, AB - Montreal, PQ manifest/intermodal train pulls into Marathon
CP ES44AC 8757 hauls a lengthy #118 into Marathon. With 33 mixed/41 platforms upfront, CP AC4400CW 9611 mid train, and another 73 platforms behind!
With the mercury dipping to -22c/-8F at the peak of the day, it is still business as usual for Canadian Pacific with their flagship Toronto to Vancouver #101; heading through Heron Bay East.
A short 6693' Vancouver to Montreal flies through Marathon in a blizzard
CP #118 approaching Marathon
ES44AC's UP 5547 + CP 8789 haul a short 52 car freight through Marathon
Edmonton, Alberta to Montreal, Quebec train #118 passes over the Little Pic River bridge with a heavy train in tow. A recent rain to snow storm has left the landscape rather frozen.
Winnipeg, MB - Toronto, ON train #318 hammers through the plant at Wagaming West. Three dimensional loads (D4R) of modular structures ride upfront.
CN 318 departs Armstrong
CN "L" (dimensional train) 317 is doubled away in tracks 2 and 3 at Armstrong Yard. A large rock crusher (D3R) and transfomer (D4R) are part of the train.
Gary Kirk, IN - Winnipeg Symington, MB freight #323 rolls into Armstrong
Edmonton, AB - Montreal, PQ train #118 passes through the plant at Marathon West behind CP's Lord Strathcona unit.