Portage La Prairie, MB is a special train watching location with the CN and CP transcontinental mainlines crossing each other in town and running parallel for a short distance. Here we have a west... (more)
CP 5863 and CP 6000 are seen working hard as they shunt the big CP Winnipeg Yard. CP 5863 wears the full-sized multimark, which was one of just two remaining on the active CP roster (CP 5911 was t... (more)
A CN train rounds one of the rare curves on the stretch of double track between Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
Crossing over at CN Diamond. CN 2938 brings up the rear of CN 101 as it crosses from the north to south track at CN Diamond. Further ahead at right the train can be seen curving as it heads... (more)
Leaving Symington Yard. CN 8884 & CN 5613 lead an eastbound out of Symington Yard close to sunset. At right is the hump, with two hump sets working.
The X track in Symington Yard goes around the western side of the track and is used to bypass the yard for trains going between the Sprague and Redditt subdivisions. Here 3090 and 2935 hauled a co... (more)
Fields begin to come to life as a CP freight rolls past.
CN 403 departs Portage La Prairie after crossing the CP mainline at grade.
VIA F40PH-3s 6455 and 6448 add a bit of colour to the prairie landscape, leading train #692 eastward on CN's Gladstone Sub.
CN SD70M-2 8919 shoves hard on the rear of Q102's train, eastbound through the super-elevated curve at Quadra, MB on the Rivers Sub.
CN ES44ACs 2829 and 2893 lead a unit train of crude oil loads down the main at Harte, while the old grain elevator looks on. These loads originated at Lashburn, SK and were destined for the KCS at... (more)
Bringing up the rear of CN A404 on this day was "CN 0003", a distributed braking car. A CN container with a generator inside has been placed on an old steel coil car to assist with the a... (more)
CN SD70M-2 8874 leads an extra Mirror, AB - Winnipeg, MB train X316 across the Assiniboine River and into the small town of St. Lazare, MB.
Coquitlam, BC - Chicago, IL train Q110 cruises through the Assiniboine Valley crossing over the Uno trestle.
CP 6719 and its crew prepare to spot a mechanical reefer at Portage La Prairie, MB on a lovely June 16, 1986. The reefer displays CP's classy script lettering and silver paint with black ends.