A nice Mother's Day suprise: three SOO SD-60s roll down the BNSF in perfect sunshine. Only a few hours earlier dense fog covered the area.
A pickup truck darts across the track last second, right ahead of 499. Note that the train was doing every bit of track speed (50MPH). People sure can be idiots!
To conclude my "A Day in North America" I was rewarded with Soo 6048 and CP 5926 making great time up the River with a rather shot 499. Here they are seen highballing through Homer on their way to... (more)
To conclude my "A Day in North America" I was rewarded with Soo 6048 and CP 5926 making great time up the River with a rather shot 499.
The sun break's out of the cloud's just in time for this photo and just for a short period of time. CP 246 with a trio of EMD's lead this train SOO 6048, CITX 3097, CP 5963.
Getting a matched pair of red SOO SD60's leading a train portends a good afternoon of fanning.
Empty unit ethanol train heading north along the Mississippi River at Dakota, MN.
Empty unit ethanol train heading north along the Mississippi River at Homer, MN.
A rare daylight run from Binghamton to Allentown.
Hurry up and wait. SOO 6048 (CP 8887 trailing) races west past the siding at Lovekin, Ontario, with 235's train. They've dodged Lovekin, but would go into the hole at Whitby at least long enough f... (more)
Finally, a SOO leader, just west of Barrett
The SOO LINE Sweethearts returning into "Oh Canada" after a trip to Binghamton and back on 252/251, whine past "The Castle" In Lacolle at 01:18. This is the only instance I can recall seeing three... (more)
SOO 6048 West, rounds the curve by the AMT Commuter Train station
I love this time of year; the cold air causes the heat to wrap around the train and the long lens brings up the roller coaster effect of the track.
Note the absence of modern-day CP equipment; there are three variants of SD60's (including a 'tri-clops') leading a solid train of MILW rock cars.