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    Questions about working for CN in western Canada

    My boyfriend recently got a job with CN and I'm curious about the time off policy.. I know he gets some rest after each yard and road shift. How long are road shifts? Are EDOs the same as vacation days? Or are they different? Is it possible for him to know he will have two days off in a...
  2. CEFX Freight Train

    CEFX Freight Train

    Passing through Indian Head
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    Hi everyone. New layout(hand laid track)in the works. Railroadman.wordpress.com

    well after tearing down my layout and unfortunately my grandfathers layout too, moving and getting the new house jobs done including finishing the previously unfinished basement I have now after one year in my new house started the layout. Old layout was 11x11 aprox and the new space is...
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    CP conductor training - How Hard ?

    Hi, My partner has started conductor training for CP in Ontario last week. He has his first test this week and needs 100% to pass. He has been told about 80% fail and can re-sit once but if they fail again they are out ? Is the 80% fail rate correct ? How easy are the first tests please ? Could...
  5. CP 9531 Eastbound at 85th Street

    CP 9531 Eastbound at 85th Street

    It's spring in Calgary - That means brown grass, a few green shoots, and snowfall as unpredictable as a wounded boar. Here's 672, an eastbound potash train, coming into Calgary with the rocky mountains in the background.
  6. Heavy Snow Storm

    Heavy Snow Storm

    Heavy Snow began Falling Last Nite and Is still Falling To-Day ( Dec. 23rd ) Strong Winds & Drifting Snow...CP Rail #8712 Heads West Into the Heart of the Blizzard. The Temps are Dropping Rapidly. Travel Not Advised. 6 to 9 Inches of Snow is Expected. Have a Merry Christmas
  7. Passing Through

    Passing Through

    CEFX #1058 Passes through the Railyards at Indian head, Saskatchewan
  8. A pair of UP SD9043MAC's headed for Canada!!!

    A pair of UP SD9043MAC's headed for Canada!!!

    Two UP SD9043's take a general manifest to Canadian Pacific in Eastport, Id. from the major UP yard in Hinkle, Ore. The train is just out from the tunnel at Cold Springs that the highway has to go over the railroad. It was my 1st time actually catching a moving train along this stretch of the...
  9. CP Rail #9014

    CP Rail #9014

    CP Rail #9014 Approches the West Crossing...CP Rail #8623 split his train and is waiting at the East Crossing...
  10. CP Rail #8831

    CP Rail #8831

    Approching West Crossing CPR Mainline throught Indian Head, Saskatchewan
  11. CN Down under

    CN Down under

  12. CP 9705

    CP 9705

    CP 9705, a basic AC4400CW sits alone with some fuel tankers. Behind the unit, you can see the power for one of the Toronto-Coquitlam trains sitting at the mainline fuel pad. I took this shot from the adjacent KFC.
  13. Spot the critter!

    Spot the critter!

    Most people don't enjoy the smell of cement in the morning - neither do I, but it sure looks great! An elderly GE 50T switches cars around the plant as the first light breaks in. You know you're a railfan if you can spot half a dozen PS-2 hoppers in the background (above the switch). That's...
  14. Floral's finest

    Floral's finest

    Once upon a time Floral was your typical Prairie town. Today the elevator is gone, people are nowhere to be seen and its no longer present on many maps On the bright side its home to LaFarge Cement, who have their own GE 50T switcher! The plant is switched by CP, being only a couple miles from...
  15. CPWX now CP

    CPWX now CP

    Lately both CN & CP have been taking the 'WX' out of the government owned hopper fleet, i.e. CPWX simply becomes CP as the patch on this hopper clearly shows. Of the 30 on this train I'd say about 1/4 were patched. Note the scorthed Earth in the foreground - result of grass fires.
  16. 1114

    1114

    1114 is the second unit of a BNSF train working at the Surrey Fraser Docks in Surrey, BC. April 12, 2008.
  17. VIA Rail Canada 6400

    VIA Rail Canada 6400

    VIA Rail Canada 6400, the prototype for a possible rebuild program on VIA train 53 at Kingston, Ontario on February 23, 2007.
  18. Spotting Cars

    Spotting Cars

    CP Rail #5742 Just Dropped Off Rail Cars at the Paterson Siding in Indian Head...Now Backing Up to Pick-Up the Rest of the Train.
  19. Lower Spiral Tunnels and Yoho Valley

    Lower Spiral Tunnels and Yoho Valley

    Post Cards from the Past CPR Mainline through the Rockie Mountains in British Columbia, Canada
  20. Lower Spiral Tunnel

    Lower Spiral Tunnel

    Post Cards from the Past CPR Mainline through the Rockie Mountains in British Columbia, Canada



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