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  1. UP 8159 SD9043MAC

    UP 8159 SD9043MAC

    Didn\'t think much of this scene at the time, still upset about missing out on the last days of patched Tunnel motors in mainline service a couple years earlier. Now the engines themselves are in storage and area railfans report the tower has been torn down. On the other hand the FrontRunner...
  2. Last days of GMD's

    Last days of GMD's

    The SD40-2 era ended soon afterwards on CP (up to four units online in 2017 not counting re-builds from over 1,000 in the early 90s). The GP38-2s are still around, but with the influx of re-build GP9s pure sets are hard to find in Sutherland. The container terminal seen in the background closed...
  3. Ogden Roadswitcher

    Ogden Roadswitcher

  4. Vanishing Canadiana

    Vanishing Canadiana

    Both engines retired and presumably scrapped in 2007 & 2009 respectively. Same goes for the light aluminium CWB hoppers designed for light branch lines - nearly all of them ripped up now.
  5. Ogden Roadswitcher

    Ogden Roadswitcher

  6. CN 560 25-11-08

    CN 560 25-11-08

  7. CP Sutherland 14-4-10

    CP Sutherland 14-4-10

  8. CN 560 30-10-16

    CN 560 30-10-16

  9. Across the diamond

    Across the diamond

  10. CP 9598 AC4400CW

    CP 9598 AC4400CW

  11. UP 8121 SD90MAC

    UP 8121 SD90MAC

  12. RDG 103 NW2

    RDG 103 NW2

  13. UP 8123 SD90MAC

    UP 8123 SD90MAC

  14. CP 580 10-12-16

    CP 580 10-12-16

  15. Northwest Grain 7-3-11

    Northwest Grain 7-3-11

    Just west of Wisram Washington, Mount Hood appears on the horizon. A perfect reminder of why railfanning in the northwest is so amazing.
  16. Derailed UP Car 75179

    Derailed UP Car 75179

    I stopped to take this photo of a derailed car out in the middle of nowhere. A Kansas state trooper stopped to see if I was having trouble, and told me it had derailed some years ago and just simply left where is, as is.
  17. The Cycle Continues......

    The Cycle Continues......

    A farmer plants seed as westbound hoppers pass on NS 19K. The locations is west of Clymers, IN on the NS Wabash.
  18. CTRW derailment Nov 2009

    CTRW derailment Nov 2009

    In an attempt to add a photo at least once a week, I thought I'd start with one from last year. Carlton Trail was just entering the Prince Albert yard with a load of grain, when the last three cars jumped the rails and carved a nice groove in the pavement. Several hundred feet of track had to be...
  19. Bunge

    Bunge

    Brand new HFE-0534439-6 Bunge hopper for grain arriving at Vespasiano yard today afternoon. The soybean season started here.
  20. Bunge HFE-054439-6

    Bunge HFE-054439-6

    Brand new Bunge HFE class hopper for grain arriving at Vespasiano yard today afternoon. The soybean season started here!



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