A long eastbound manifest of Canadian National is rolling along the Thompson river in British Columbia on the CP line, with SD70I # 5622 and SD70M-2 # 8014. On the other bank of the river is the s... (more)
A 2-6-0 Mogul stops to discharge passengers at a flag stop allowing a priority freight led by a 4-8-0 "Mastodon" to proceed around it. Or, when world's collide - a 1950's N&W photo train takes the... (more)
A loaded limestone train for Minntac departs Proctor while a transfer from Pokegama (Superior, WI) arrives. In the distance a pair of ex-Missabe SD38-2s switch the E-yard while an empty ore train ... (more)
GP9's CN 7226 & CN 7075 head east light on the East Side Canal Bank Spur along the frozen Lachine Canal. They will pick up eight grain empties at the Ardent Mill.
After meeting a northbound at Peotone, CN 2878 is rolling through Bradley at track speed.
The waiting. The Pointe St-Charles Switcher is stopped on the East Side Canal Bank Spur, waiting its turn to join the CN Montreal Sub. It will have to wait until intermodal train CN 120 pas... (more)
CN 2909 leads a mixed freight train towards the Truro reload yard where it will pick up a cut of cars before heading west towards Moncton
Done flagging. After flagging Monk Boulevard, a crewmember is about to climb back onto CN 7075 as the Pointe St-Charles Switcher leaves the Turcot Holding Spur with two boxcars in tow.
CN 5740 & CN 2030 lead CN 368 through Beaconsfield, a welcome respite from the usual 1+1 GEVO's found on this train.
Canadian National Ry No. 5288
This 4-6-2 Pacific was built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in March of 1919 for the Canadian Government Railways as their No. 1516. It was leased to the Grand T... (more)
Going back a bit. Grain train heads for Vancouver along the Fraser river and the glorious Highway 1
And on a snowy afternoon, a trio of Dash 8's hustle an empty limestone train through the same curves.
The new face of the Missabe ore trains looks like this, and I'm still trying to decide whether I like it or not.
20,000 tons of ore pellets descend the 3% grade into Two Harbors with four veteran EMD work horses on the point.