RailPictures.Net Photo: IC 2698 Canadian National Railway GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) at Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada by LocalRailfan Photography
 
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» Canadian National Railway (more..)
» GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) (more..)
» Parry Sound (more..)
» Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada (more..)
» July 21, 2013
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» IC 2698 (more..)
» CN Q103 (more..)
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Arguably the best angle in all of Parry Sound, one can view the entire town and miles surrounding from atop the old fire tower, now observation tower. Growing up seeing photographs of Canadian Pacific passenger and freight trains crossing this magnificent bridge in various Canadian railroading books I have always wanted to capture a photo of my own from this location. Although Canadian Pacific no longer runs the trains similar to those captured in Greg McDonnell's book 'Stand Fast, Craigellachie!', for instance, and southbound trains no longer run over this bridge (because of a Directional Running agreement), one can still occasionally get lucky if either CN or CP runs a lengthy train requiring DPU assistance. This is exactly what occurred in this photo, on a crisp July morning, a huge difference compared to the hot and hazy weather days prior. CN Q103 is seen soaring high above town with a hotshot stack train for the west coast, leading the train nearly a mile away is CN 8896, in the middle 2114 was shoving hard and doing the honours on the rear was IC 2698.
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