With fall colors taking place and the wave from the conductor, RS 62, the first of three round trips between Arvida and Port-Alfred is slowly departing Port-Alfred.
On June 21, the Roberval & Saguenay Laterrière, Saguenay, Quebec turn from La Baie is returning to the yard and crossing the Rivière-à-Mars with a matched set of GP38-3s, RS 61 and 65.
A trio of Roberval & Saguenay units - GP38-2Rs 65 and 61 with B23-Super 7 50 - arrive at La Baie/Port Alfred with a train of ore hoppers, while B23-Super 7 51 pulls a cut out of the yard.
A pair of Super 7s and a pair of GP38s do battle with the grade out of La Baie.
The Arpa Sub Local is already down to a crawl, battling the serious grade out of La Baie (Port Alfred), Quebec.
An interesting gaggle of power doubles and triples it's train together for the last run of the day to Arvida. The Port Alfred Yard engine has been added to the point for the extra tonnage of the f... (more)
RS B23-S7 52 shuffle bauxite empties around the yard at Port Alfred.
Horizon Unlevel - very unlevel. RS 51, GMTX 2642 and RS 60 are down to a crawl, battling the serious grade out of Port Alfred with 35 loads.
RS Super 7 52 slowly climbs out of La Baie, Quebec with 42 loads.
With the Port Alfred Yard power on the point, the ARPA Sub local heads back to Arvida with the last train of the day consisting of 42 loads. What a shame that the GMTX leaser was a part of this co... (more)
The Port Alfred switcher shuffles cars around the port at La Baie, Quebec.
The Arpa Sub Local power awaits it's train to be readied by the yard job.
RS GP38-3 #60 reverses onto it's train for Arvida.
The Arpa Sub Local arrives at Port Alfred with 39 empties.
A rebuilt ex ATSF U23B sits at Alcan's deepwater port facility in La Baie Que. waiting for the afternoon shift to report. The railroad connects the Port with Alcan's aluminum smelter near Jonquier... (more)