Striped. Recently repainted VLSX 5232 (an ex-CN 'straight' ex-CN SD40) shows off its nose stripes in the small Prairie Dog Central yard at Inkster Junction on a sunny morning.
The Canadian hits the rails out of Winnipeg on the first day of fall, still pulling a full summer consist of 23 cars.
One of CN's SD75I fleet leads a train over the Red river and into downtown Winnipeg. Canon Canonet, Fuji Acros 100.
Caboose on the rear. The Prairie Dog Central's 11 AM departure is getting ready to leave the station at Inkster Junction with their ex-CP caboose bringing up the rear. Steam is seen up fron... (more)
A preserved rail bus. This rail bus was built by Mack in 1922 for the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was sold to Winnipeg Hydro in 1929 and they used it until 1962 in branchline service.
This 20 ton diesel locomotive was built by Davenport Locomotive Works for Winnipeg Hydro in 1927. It was originally powered by two 125 horsepower Continental gasoline engines, replaced by two 160 ... (more)
A pioneer steam engine. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for Northern Pacific in 1872, this 4-4-0 steam engine was the first one to ever operate in the province of Manitoba, after it had b... (more)
A Packard on rails. Preserved at the Winnipeg Railway Musuem (housed in Winnipeg Union Station) is this 1946 Packard which was purchased by the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway in 19... (more)
A trio of SD40U's working the hump. A trio of SD40U's, along with a slug (CN 6015, CN 6005, CN 6012 and CN 225) pause from their hump yard duties at the east end of Symington Yard. At left ... (more)
A hump set consisting of two hump 'mother' units sandwiching two hump booster units (CN 7522, CN 523, CN 515 & CN 7511) is seen on the busy hump at Symington Yard at left. At right is another set ... (more)
Something seems to be missing. GP38AC CP 3014 seems to be missing part of its nose as it sits in the deadline in Weston Yard. Interestingly enough an online roster says this unit was retire... (more)
Glacier Park is the 23rd and last car on the VIA Rail Canadian as it leaves Winnipeg en route to Vancouver across the prairie.
PDC 864 is seen at Prairie Dog Central Railway's base of operations at Inkster Junction. It is a GE 35-tonner that was built for Manitoba Hydro.
Feasting on spilled grain. A pair of GP38-2's switch in the distance at right in CP's massive Weston Yard in Winnipeg. In the foreground pigeons feast on spilled grain.
A freshly repainted SD40. VLSX 5232 may be the only 'straight' ex-CN SD40 still in service. It was repainted out of its faded zebra stripes during the past couple of months and sports a pai... (more)