For a while, CN ran out of GP38's for hump service. They experimented for a couple of months with 2 SD40's; note th eplow removed before footboards are attached. The experiment lasted about 3 mont... (more)
Climbing kicking Horse Pass with a hotshot. Scanned from a slide.
Panning a toaster.
Back in the days when ALCO's still ruled the road on CN's eastern divisions.
Best tagging job ever, or a touch of the"burn"?
Topping the Niagara Escarpment with CEFX AC44 1042 trailing.
The CP Holiday Train charges west to an appointment in Galt.
Westbound in the late afternoon.
Back in the days of the Sprint service to Oshawa, 3060 leads a sister and 4 cars back to St Thomas.
The one of a kind "Empress of Agincourt" between transfer runs to LAmbton Yard in west Toronto. Nice to see her before they chopped her nose. Scanned form a slide.
In the mids 80's, power from three roads on one train was very rare. The B&O GP40 was leased to CP, with the Conrail GP38 was on its way back to Buffalo.
There is something so majestic about the twists and turns leading to the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park. Grain empties climb the "Big Hill" behind 2 SD40F's and a nearly new AC4400.
Two GP9's trail on a lashup that you could only dream of today.
Stopped at Washago on its way to North Bay. The FP9 replaced the original Swiss diesel unit that had been unable to cope with Canadian winters. This was my first training trip on CN. 2 vans and a ... (more)