Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saint John Friday

I did manage to see a few trains while I was in Saint John on Friday. As I was heading to the West Branch Library, I heard the CN 405 crew talk about the transfer freight [coming over from Dever Road]. At 14:08 I found them in behind Moosehead, having just left the yard. I pulled into a parking lot off Mill Street and took this still before shooting video with my Canon S3.

After my presentation, I headed back toward McAllister Place. Right after I turned the scanner on, I heard CN 405 get a highball, so I figured there was no chance I would see them. I saw NBSR 9803 and 2612 parked at the west end of Island Yard, in the siding at 16:33.

I passed Island Yard and saw quite a collection of locomotives there. CN 7010 and CN 4132 were together, as were CN 7038 and NBSR 2610. On the scanner I heard the yard master ask CN 405 if they were heading out soon, as they "had the yard corked up." 405 said they were heading out in 3 minutes.

I found them at the usual spot by Tim Hortons. CN 5774 and 5746 were providing the power for a long train. I did not stay to tape them but I did take a few shots. I was trying to be artistic with this shot, as the sun was not in a good spot for photos as usual.

I heard CN 7060 was out and about in Saint John, so that was the third leased CN GP9.

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