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  1. CP 103 derailment

    CP 103 derailment

    What can I say? Best train on the PNL derails. Great power though: CP 8787-9524-9648-9557-8573-8776-8732
  2. Awkward track

    Awkward track

    As you can see in the picture, its been a long time since the tracks ran anywhere. Not only is the ROW gone theres a new building in the way! I wonder if CN will ever bother taking it out The other side shows no sign of a ROW either, now a parking lot.
  3. 103s shadow

    103s shadow

    Two ES44ACs lead 103 into downtown.
  4. Bredenbury spreader

    Bredenbury spreader

    The Bredenbury spreader is showing primer - no need to paint over, the yellow will go nicely with an UP patch. Im guessing the J under the cab stands for Jordan.
  5. CN Saskatoon shops

    CN Saskatoon shops

    Once home to a massive GMD1 fleet - not much of a sight today as everything is done out of Winnipeg.
  6. CN 313 Special

    CN 313 Special

  7. CP 103 back on PNL

    CP 103 back on PNL

    CP 103 is back on the PNL, DPU naturally.
  8. CN TOFC 2008

    CN TOFC 2008

    Not exactly a trailer, but its close a CN box on a chassis. A lot fewer TOFC's on the mainline compared to even a couple years back
  9. WC GP38-2

    WC GP38-2

    Ever since CN took over BC Rail and retired their RS18CAT fleet, WC GP38-2s had been heading west to feel the void. This one is heading back east however! I was suppose to catch it last winter on 357, but caught a blue-bird GT GP38-2 instead An ACR Geep ain't bad either - hard to believe they...
  10. Newcross grind

    Newcross grind

    Early morning, a Loram Rail grinder grinds CN Newcross. Is it me, or does the back look like an old subway body?
  11. Downtown Saskatoon

    Downtown Saskatoon

    Photo is self-explanatory - note the elevator centerpiece. Not that long ago two spurs run through, connecting CPs Sutherland sub with CNs Warman sub through the warehousing district (both now pulled up).
  12. Best friends?

    Best friends?

    Two long-time competitors, CN & CP ride together on CN Q102. Where are you competition bvureau? LOL.
  13. Passing the torch

    Passing the torch

    Once again 520 is short on power, hence the tramp power leading. Still no ditchlights, three zebras look right though. The GP38-2s trailing have the dubious distinction of wiping the GMD1 herd off the roster, as the preferred power of choice on the branchline. Nearly every Prairie branchline is...
  14. Reading & Northern

    Reading & Northern

    These coal hoppers have been showing up on CN through town since at least June 14th, 2008. Odd, since they have an interchange with CP. Clearly they didnt think the slogan through, as Reading & Northern is a US shortline, while I keep seeing them in Canada. Although hard to see in the...
  15. 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.
  16. Odd couple

    Odd couple

    CP 1251 & 8821, SW1200RSu & ES44AC of 1960 and 2006 vintage respectively, are parked on a spur just outside the shops. Normally units arent parked here, unless theyre being displayed to employees families during a company picnic/BBQ.
  17. 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...
  18. CPR school bus

    CPR school bus

    I see him on the road fairly often, even at the shops once in a while. Not sure why hes at the CAT dealership parking lot, unless CP is storing it there. Likely has something to do with the MOW work on the Wilkie sub (right behind me in this photo). CP also has a smaller van based school bus in...
  19. CN Rainbow

    CN Rainbow

    CN Rainbow Two Dash 9-44CWs, including a Canadian cab, still unpatched by CNs web address, lead Q107 through a rainstorm.
  20. Modern branchline

    Modern branchline

    As late as 1999 6-axle GMD1s still roamed the Prairies. Since then much of the trackage has been ripped up, 6-axle trucks exchanged for B-Bs and units limited to yard service Yeah right! Two GMD1us of 1959 vintage lead a newer GMD offering, 1999 SD75I. Theres a 40-year technological gap in... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.