2009 was a snowy winter. Due to fresh snow and poor road conditions, chasing this NBEC train was sketchy at best. Roughly 15 miles out of Gordon Yard in Moncton, train 403 heads West.
NBEC Railway GMD 6900, CFMG 6907 and NBEC 6905 (all former CN SD40s) northbound leaving Bathurst, New Brunswick. July 17, 2004.
NBEC train 403 departs Gordon Yard in Moncton. Entering the mainline at Gort it will continue North to Miramichi NB. The NBEC kept it's MLW power in good running condition with some receiving Q-Tr... (more)
NBEC train 402 with SD40 6904 makes a set out in the Bathurst Yard before continuing on to Miramichi, NB. Idle RS18u waits. This rail road has been bought back by Canadian National. Image scanned... (more)
Ex CP locomotive 1819 leads an empty ore train to Brunswick Mines on the now defunct ex CN Nepisiguit subdivision.
Former CP locomotive NBEC 1819 leads the empty ore train toward Brunswick Mine for reloading with zinc concentrate.
NBEC 1845 and a second former CP Rail RS18u head south on the Newcastle Subdivision.
NBEC RS-18 1821 climbs up the Irvco Spur towards the Newcastle Sub with 8 gons.
NBEC 1818 and 6905 sit outside of the wheel shop at CN's Homewood shops awaiting disposition. 1818 was later sold for scrap and most likely scrapped on site and the 6905 was sold to the DMVW.
Westbound from Mirimachi runs along the Baie Chaleur as it approaches the yard at Campbellton
Former New Brunswick East Coast Rwy SD40s 6900 and 6904 appear to have been rebranded for Allied Services. They are awaiting disposition in Homewood.
NBEC 403 makes up his train on this snowy morning. I expect that these old units will not live much longer as the CNR has repurchased this road.
The very next day, at the same spot, 402 comes barreling down the mainline, with the same power, except a WAY shorter train, of one Centerbeam car for Bathurst.
Track gangs moved into siding to make room for NBEC 6910 and 1849. The pair has just dropped its train in Bathurst yard and is in the process of looping the power for the return trip back to Campb... (more)