A mixed freight of the CN hauling passengers and goods from the East makes it's way into the heartland of the Canadian prairies.
A view inside the vast Strasburg steam shops shows CN 7312 under rebuild, along with a pair of 4-6-0s (one standard gauge, one narrow gauge). Of note, UP 844 drivers are at Strasburg for some TLC,... (more)
What is with Pennsylvania and its colorful engines? First, the Reading & Northern 425 emerges in blue, and now Strasburg has painted Canadian National 0-6-0 7312 a reddish-orange color, seen here ... (more)
Typical rural Ontario...hardly! CN 7312 runs light to Leahman Place to assist CN 89 and the next westbound train up the grade between Carpenters and Esbenshade while the "big" engines are in the s... (more)
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to race day at Strasburg. SRC #31 is dressed up as CN #7312 and is a regular here at Strasburg. The shops have put a lot of work into her and though the lack of gui... (more)
Shaking the grates on Strasburg 0-6-0 No. 31 (CN 7312).
Firing up Strasburg 31 (CN 7312) outside the shop building. The crew takes good care of the smallest steam locomotive on the roster, which was the first to run in tourist service at Strasburg.
Strasburg 31 (CN 7312) working upgrade with a seven car train at Carpenters.
With all her might, Canadian National #7312 pulls a heavy 9 car load upgrade with some needed assistance from #89 out of site in the rear. Right place, right time, right loco, and one of my 'f... (more)
With the top of the grade in sight, the fireman takes a break from shoveling to look over the train as 0-6-0 7312 helps a manifest over the hills of eastern Canada.
A fireman takes a break and scopes out the yard. A Peter Lerro photo charter.
Highball! A conductor signals to the front end as the yard switcher moves on the adjacent track. A Peter Lerro photo charter.
A crewman off another train looks both ways before crossing the tracks to the engine house. A Peter Lerro photo charter.
CN 7312 handles a cut of cars as the sun rises on the horizon on a chilly autumn morning.
Riding the rails in a busy yard. A Peter Lerro photo charter.