Direct delivery! CN 324 uncoupled its train and moved forward so MMA 810 can pull it up to the interchange. This one's for my good friend Lorence T, "chef de train" on board this very CN 324...
Hugging trees while running LHF, MMA 2005 is coming back from Bedford and heading to the Farnham yard. This track is not used much. It has 80 lbs rails and joints the whole lenght.
How long before these tired workhorses are withdrawn from service. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the smoke and chugging as much as I can. MMA fuel train is leaving the Farnham yard for the Irving refine... (more)
Only on the MMA you'll find SOO, DME and ex-BN pulling together. Bonus points for the RC caboose! MMA #2 is waiting for a crew for it's voyage to Maine.
Gotta love MMA's rainbow colors!. Switching the Farnham yard. To my dismay, a few minutes afterwards, SOO engine failed and had to be put aside... Notice the snow flying on the left, from compress... (more)
CABOOSE IS GONE! On the right was standing a yellow CP caboose; it was torched last fall as it was litarally destroyed by vandalism... I was informed by the city that they had no plans to do so wi... (more)
5018 being hooked up for the run back to Maine.
My daughter's first steps in night railroad photography as 525 is backing up to pick up the MMA-CN interchange. ©Sandrine Caya
Amtrak-VIA Adirondack is rounding the curve leading to the train station... Would have been nice to see a cleaner unit leading these fine cars...
CP power about to enter CP territory with the old CP train station serving as a background.
Wide shot of the Adirondack passing by the train station's curve... First class seat to see it pass us by...
A DYING BREED... Of these three C30-7s, only one is still on the road as of Dec 2011. MMA 5018 (front) and 5021 (back) both have a broken crankshaft. Middle unit is 5026.
A forest is no more; an all too common occurence in St-Jean. In the background, a faded 20 year old cowl body is switching the St-Jean CN - MMA interchange. Yellow reflective stripping was redone ... (more)
A noname hammerhead is climbing the steep interchange after delivering cars to the CN at the other end.
Switching under out feet, a Dash-8 and a radio controlled GP9rm mesmerized us with their two completely different engine sounds. It was no surprise the Trash-8 gave out the most smoke!