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  1. Sutherland Rhino

    Sutherland Rhino

  2. Bridge inspection

    Bridge inspection

    Heading out to Riverview, examining the bridge. Really like the extended bumper out front, note that there's a tiny one on the rear as well. Good room for the spare tire - perhaps it doubles as a life jacket for water rescue? LOL.
  3. CN Rail carrier

    CN Rail carrier

    CN 079792 hi-rail truck performs maintenance on the mainline. Interestingly he was following a Sperry hi-rail that was on the tracks.
  4. Sperry van

    Sperry van

    Who decided to show up to my favorite railfan spot in the middle of nowhere? Why the friendly forman of course. The crew (2 regular hi-railers as well) soon took off W/B fixing the CN TRANSCON.
  5. Tune-up?

    Tune-up?

    As the GP7u/GP9u switcher pair works in the background, this truck is visiting the Radio shops. He later had his hood open and CP employees working around the bed, so its likely not radio related.
  6. Waiting for passage

    Waiting for passage

    A MOW crew waits next to their hi-rail, for a W/B IMS to pass before continuing work - unloading new ties for the mainline.
  7. CBNS hi-rail

    CBNS hi-rail

    Your typical plain-white shortline hi-rail, until you see this decal on the back. Quite clever IMHO, although a pick-up truck certainly doesn't qualify as a train in my log book.
  8. Good morning

    Good morning

    Two MOW workers discuss the upcoming grinding project, involving a LORAM Railgrinder along with other more traditional equipement pieces such as a tamper and broom. Note the trucks paint. It's classic CP Rail Systems, re-patched in the modern CPR flavor. That way the whole truck doesn't need...
  9. Work truck

    Work truck

    A very common hi-rail configuration on CN, can be found anywhere doing anything. Back when I didn't have a scanner, sitting next to one was the best opportunity to hear what was coming and when.
  10. Dropping rail

    Dropping rail

    Freightliner 6-axle hi-rail has delivering its load of new rails and ties to the needy area. You can see the headlights of an approaching Westbound from Thunder Bay.
  11. CP Heavy Haul

    CP Heavy Haul

    CP 3716-G2 is pulling two 456/457 series CP ballast hoppers 300 feet, where ballasting a new set of tracks is needed. Oddly I never noticed a coupler on the back of a hi-rail before... Note the old decal on the door, CP is still promoting their SD40-2 action red fleet today - to NREX and other...
  12. CPR M98-05

    CPR M98-05

    One of a couple hi-rail trucks based in Sutherland. Today he was helping grind a switch.
  13. CN 461-20

    CN 461-20

    CN 461-20 is a specialized hi-rail crane. Although you cannot see it in the photo, he's actually standing on rail. I've only seen a similar machine since once, CN 461-13 at the Portage JCT MOW shops (Winnipeg) later that year. Couple years later a fellow Saskatoon Railfan, Elijah, caught it...
  14. W/B foreman @ Riverview

    W/B foreman @ Riverview

    The title says it all. A foreman hi-rail inspection happends at least once a day, often there are 2-3 different foreman along the line in and around the city on CN alone. PS. I know that the photo is a bit crooked, but if I even out the ground, the signal isn't strait either...
  15. The other crossing

    The other crossing

    Motorists sure are suprised when they see a truck on the RR tracks, to be fair he does yield the right of way to them. It's the same one I caught one year ago: http://tinyurl.com/2dj4wx The foreman was managing slow orders, verbally warning the crews to slow down - this made train watching...
  16. "Newer" CN crew-cab

    "Newer" CN crew-cab

    I'm using "newer", since there's an even newer IH cab design available. It's good to compare to http://tinyurl.com/2ypy7e the classic IH truck look. This truck is parked at CN's Portage JCT MOW shops, I've only seen him there once, unlike other trucks and MOW equipment (i.e CN 665-05...
  17. SK. 101

    SK. 101

    Today most of CP's hi-rail equipement is either wearing the white beaver sheme of the yellow CP Rail paint. Here we have a cross-over of the two, a classic yellow "CP Rail paint" Chevy SUV with the beaver decals and safety stripes added for a modern look. I love it, looks just like...
  18. CN's new freight service?

    CN's new freight service?

    On my 3rd full day in the city I went to railfan the CN. It was one of the worst days I've had so far. I missed a GP38-2W led local as I was approaching the crossing, then spent two hours only to see this. To be fair I really like the idea of putting a tire on top, makes the truck look so much...
  19. CN's smallest truck?

    CN's smallest truck?

    The majority of CN trucks (not pick-ups) are of the 6axle heavy-duty variety. Then there's this guy who has a relatively short wheelbase and is based on an IH chassis! I'm suprised CN didn't utilize a Ford F350 for this purpose... You can see a bit of CN's mainline in the background - right...
  20. Friendly forman

    Friendly forman

    On a warm summer day a forman passes by in a hi-rail, giving a good wave. I'm proud to say that this view is literally at the end of my street. A couple months later the scene repeated with a doodlebug: http://tinyurl.com/yrrru4



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