Rising sun & rising steam. The image speaks for itself. A zoom shot on MM&A 3614 South as it crosses the Richelieu river on a bittery cold morning
Wide angle shot of MMA 5017 & 5018 parked on the mainline while MMA 2005 is doing all the switching (visible on the right). 4 axle unit is needed because of some tight spots on siding switches.
Framed by street lights adorning a park in St-Jean, the switchers are heading back to Iberville to pick up their cars.
BANG! CLICK HERE to see a "Railvideo" of an Amtrak at the same spot hitting the snow bank last year... Piece... (more)
Did I mention SNOW? If you look carefully, you can see one of the flashes on a tripod on the left...
Dwarfed signal 231B sits silent as it guards the passing track at the CN/CP diamond
First snowstorm of the season... Rudolf's red nose is poking out of the falling snow...
First snowstorm of the season... Much easier to travel by rail than by road.
Backing up to pull cars from the CN-MMA interchange and bring them on the main line.
At sunrise, the CN Test Train inspect the right of way as it rolls by the historic Grand Trunk station.
Eric is turning the switch to enter Portec while Tom is at the "wheel" of the MMA St-Jean switcher.
To see how this scene looked like a mere three weeks before, click HERE
It feels like Indian Summer this afternoon as CN 5505 North with a pair of cowl units accelerates away from the CN/MM&A interchange