Rare power for the transfer today. IC 1019 pulls some cars out of 3 track while the IC 6254 waits for a crew to take an extra to Stanley.
Ed Patten, after hiring on at the CB&Q in 66',going to the Rock Island till shutdown,the CNW,the WC, and the CN, now finds himself at his last time at the throttle.
This UP led CN stack train rolls by some dirty snow piles left over from the winter season.
The old soldier rolls on. A friend once told me that "these are the good ole' days", and if you keep thinking that, good things will happen. He was definately right...
WC 6005 of Algoma Central heritage is one of the rare group of WC 6 axles that will see more life on the CN system. The SD45s definately have had there day, sadly.
The 6005 heads out of the yard as WC conductor Jason Brundin looks for any dragging equipment.
The 6916 barrels out of New Brighton with Ed Patten, old Rock Island engineer, in charge.
The 7495 leads the 6006 onto the mainline, and will soon be ready for an air test. I sure did cherish this day.
A very late R916, but with a great oppurtunity for shots, sits idle in the yard after dying on hours.
A beautiful ALL WC consist, led by an SD45, comes off the wye after waiting in the yard for a CP Rock Train.
One of only 24 SD45s left on the CN. Charlie McDade, who started on the WC a few months after start up, is in charge of the 7527 today.
Four EMDs blast over the bridge. What a great site to see a WC SD45 leading again!!!
Looking fresh, the 2500 leads the WC 406 today.
The one & only WC 2500! Paint is holding up great on this engine. Hard to think the WC was taken over five years ago now.....
The coal train comes up of the MNNR and is about to be wyed on the CP, then CN and off to Weston Wisconsin. There are four units on the head end, and two helper locos on the other end.