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  1. CP Lloydminster

    CP Lloydminster

    Until recently CP had a mini-PNL through Lloydminster a line north of the PNL running from Wilkie to Edmonton. Now that the Wellington sub has been pulled up, Lloydminster is the final destination for turns running out of Wilkie (N/B daily at 1:00pm). Power is exclusively GP38-2s, one unit is...
  2. CN 4765 GP38-2W

    CN 4765 GP38-2W

    Not long ago 4765 looked like 4784 behind him. Interestingly hes missing the CN sub-lettering & web address. Ive seen an ES44DC missing the web address as well looks like CN puts them in service ASAP, with the decaling arriving later.
  3. CN GP38-2 Quad

    CN GP38-2 Quad

    A common sight on CP (Ive seen 5 together) much rarer on CN. The lash-up will likely be cut in half @ shops to form two roadswitcher pairs. 4794 was in North Battleford working solo two weeks ago, no doubt brought in so the crews dont need to use the GMD1u yard power. Note that 4794 is in...
  4. CN 7269  Fresh paint

    CN 7269 Fresh paint

    Looks like Saskatoons main yard engine got some fresh paint in the cab area. Normally he operates exclusively in the main yard, which is largely inaccessible (recall http://tinyurl.com/69r8jh) however today he went out to lift some hoppers at the nearby elevator. Interestingly its located on CPs...
  5. Fresh off the Warman sub

    Fresh off the Warman sub

    CN 450. He was already working his way to the bridge upon my arrival. Instead of working the yards, he came around he east leg of Chappel Junction and came right to me. No dobut about it, he is now routed over the Aberdeen sub north of town.
  6. CN 4796

    CN 4796

    Freshly painted GP38-2W leads a trio of GP38-2's home on a wayfreight. Don't be fooled by the rosy picture, I've cropped out 4703's primer color cab for a reason. 4:09pm CN 520 (W/B) 1 minute CN 4796-4782-4703 9 hoppers/11 tankers/34 hoppers
  7. CN 2307 (ES44DC)

    CN 2307 (ES44DC)

    With more ES44DC's on the horizon, perhaps CN could finally kill off the SD40-2W fleet. The executioner sure looks good though. Even compared to the "kinda new" Dash 9-44CW behind him.
  8. Fresh blood

    Fresh blood

    Brand new ES44DC leads CN 865 into Saskatoon. Two 4400hp engines have become the standard for CN grain trains. The CTRW grainer right before him utilizes CN's rejects, a pair of GP10's and a newly aquired GP40-2LW, tradional CN grain train power, from only a couple years ago (remember the...
  9. Fresh zebra...

    Fresh zebra...

    It should be an oxymoron, a non-museum, operational CN unit wearing the fresh zebra paint sheme - yet here it is! Perhaps its CN's version of a heritage unit. A number of widecab Geeps have been getting their original paint touched up lately. You can clearly see the shine, when comparing to the...
  10. Then & Now

    Then & Now

    CP 3088 leads 541 from Regina (top photo) and is ready to head out on a wayfreight (bottom photo). It's only a matter of time before those stains on the long hood come back...
  11. CP 5790 SD40-2

    CP 5790 SD40-2

    Just shy of his 30th birthday, this old SD40-2 got itself a new coat of paint! Since the rodent scheme is out, he's wearing the newest Ingenuity scheme, the #1 choice of CP ES44AC's. The only other SD40-2 I've seen in this livery was 5789 (coincidence?) a couple month ago on 542. Hopefully he...
  12. CP 1555

    CP 1555

    After a recent graduation from the paint shop, this old Geep sure looks good. Today it's extra special, since instead of a GP7u/9u or two GP9u's, he's switching with a GP38-2, quite strange since it's not remote control equipped. It's only a matter of time before the paint fades and stains...
  13. CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT Southbound Ballast Train awaiting a fresh crew at the south end of the south yard at Boyles Terminal in Tarrant City, Al. This is the 2nd WSOR ballast train that has come to Birmingham, Al. to dump ballast on the new double track CSXT is building between Graces & Parkwood, Al.
  14. CP 3014 GP38AC

    CP 3014 GP38AC

    Currently the GP38AC's are the oldest un-rebuild power on the CPR at 36 years old. However CP doesn't seem to recognize this, as they're being paired with the more common GP38-2's and not treated any differently. Furthermore, at least this particular unit had "AC" patched out and now...
  15. Fresh Paint

    Fresh Paint

    Fresh Paint
  16. CP GP38-2 "Ingenuity" addition

    CP GP38-2 "Ingenuity" addition

    I really like CP's GP38-2's - the main power on the branchlines. At first there was the multimark version, thr non-multimark version, then a couple were repainted into dual-flags, then the beaver... And the latest is this, the "Ingenuity", or "we're too cheap to use beaver...
  17. Amtrak 200, fresh out of overhaul, at Joliet

    Amtrak 200, fresh out of overhaul, at Joliet

    Amtrak 200, fresh out of overhaul, leads the "Blue's Brother's Special" back to Chicago.
  18. BNSF'S East Thomas Yard

    BNSF'S East Thomas Yard

    BNSF Northbound Freight Train awaiting a fresh crew at BNSF'S East Thomas Yard
  19. CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT Southbound Coal Train awaiting a fresh crew at Birmingham, Al. ( South Alice )
  20. UP'S Golden State Route

    UP'S Golden State Route

    UP Westbound Intermodal Train awaiting a fresh crew at Vaughn, NM.





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