An unexpected train and an unexpected leader. I was surprised by an eastbound crossing the Richelieu River on CN's St-Hyacinthe Sub not too long after CN 120 passed, it had NS 9512, CN 3080... (more)
CN 527 with heritage unit NS 8102 is getting ready to leave Southwark Yard as the tail end of CN 324 passes it.
'Test Dirt' So says the etching on the fuel tank of the PRR heritage unit (NS 8102), which is about to leave Southwark Yard, leading CN 527.
Heritage unit NS 8102 is leading CN 527, nearly into Taschereau Yard with 76 cars from Southwark Yard.
Heritage unit in local service in Canada. The PRR heritage unit (NS 8102) came into Montreal on run-through train CN 529 (aka CP 931/NS 31T) and was in use on Montreal-area transfer CN 527 ... (more)
CN 527 with CN 5634 & CN 2000 for power is through the s-curve at Turcot West, a view only possible since a tunnel was demolished here in 2016. Soon the view will change again, with the tracks bei... (more)
A very short CN 527 is heading west on the freight track of CN's Montreal sub with NS 8004 & NS 9443 for power. Barely visible on the south track at far right we see the headlight of CN 323, retur... (more)
CN 527 getting on the bridge,leaded by CN 8022,with IC 1005 and CN 4729 trailing
NS power all over the place in Eastern Canada. NS power enters Montreal on a daily basis on run-through train CN 529 (aka CP 931, aka NS 31T) but that NS power is sometimes used on other tr... (more)
BCOL 4648 leads CN 527 around a curve in the St-Henri neighbourhood of Montreal, with CN 4809 trailing.
Back on the transfer track. Between Turcot Ouest and Ballantyne CN's Montreal sub is four tracks wide. The northernmost track is named the transfer track and it goes back and forth between ... (more)
Those double ditchlights. One thing about BCOL locomotives that I've always loved is their double set of ditchlights, and both are turned on as BCOL 4648 leads CN 527 around a curve in the ... (more)
BCOL/Zebra combo. Montreal-area transfer CN 527 is through Montreal West with a lashup consisting of BCOL 4648 and faded zebra striped CN 4809.
Scale test cars. CN 527 is heading to Taschereau Yard with two Canac scale test cars in tow on a flatcar (CANX 52257 & CANX 52104 on flatcar CANX 61302).
CN 527 into the sun. CN 527 heads west through Montreal West during some nice winter light. Leading is CN 9618, with CN 7275 & CN 7226 out of sight.