BNSF #4915 accelerates just west of Stevenson siding after meeting an eastbound.. This was a rare day that the sun was out and the trains were actually moving on the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision.. To show on a nice spring day, snow is still in the hills in the background of the 4915 on the...
Back in Nova Scotia, I used to see long cuts of 60' paper boxcars all the time on CBNS. They're virtually absent on CP through town (maybe 10 per year!), except for the Holiday train, where this cut of four can be seen.
4:10pm CN 357, 94 cars
CN 5682-5541-5433 (CN-zebra-zebra)
91 center-beams/3 autoracks
One of those draper's better be dead, as all the other trains I've seen on CN lately had two engines, yet this lumber empties gets a trio of pretty good power.
CN 346 is about to cover me from head to toe. Although hard to see due to 'weather conditions' this is the river bridge: http://tinyurl.com/2mkrdd
Sadly, I was not able to get the 2nd units number, although I think its CN 2584, Dash 9-44CW. CN 8011 SD70M-2 sure makes for a good plow with that...
Typical red CP Rail bulkhead loaded with ???. This load likely arrived on 542 from Regina, he was then switched into the lumber yard which is used as a team track. They get this sort of odd loads all the time, sometimes in pack of 10 cars, just two cars this time though. Note the safety stripes.
There's one lumber train on the CN TRANSCON each day, it consists of 2-3 units (often a BCOL unit) 95% center-beams with the remaining 5% tankers, boxcars, even hoppers sometimes. Because of its scheduling I see the train every other time I railfan CN, and have learned the hard way that it's...
Two Dash 9-44CW's, CN 2674 & BC Rail 4644 (http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=25354&cat=500&page=2) lead a lumber train into the city. A decade ago you wouldn't even dream of CN running all GE alsh-ups with BC Rail units as regulars.
I railfanned in a 2 places today, catching CN, CP, CEFX, SOO, BC Rail, & GCFX (WC).
The reason I chose this shot, is because it's a regular train with nothing special about it, exept for the non-CN trailing unit.
Hilcrest 2-truck Climax sits at the BC Forest Museum. This steamer was restored to operational condition several years ago, but because the trackage at the Forest Museum is all Narrow Gauge, they haven't run the 9 a lot. The No. 9 was at the Sacremento Railfair in 1991.
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