Two trains for the price of one!
The Canadian was right on time today. This time they apparently came from downtown on the south track, then switched to the north track near St. James Junction (CN-CP-BNSF interchange). When I saw them they were just threading their way over to the north track. Once on the north track, the engineer opened it right up and 6410 and 6451 were smoking like Alcos!
The complete consist was:
engines VIA 6410, 6451;
coaches 8117, 8100, 8109, 8506; diner 8408 EMPRESS;
sleepers 8338 ROGERS MANOR, 8328 GRANT MANOR, 8342 WOLFE MANOR, 8325 ELGIN MANOR, 8205 CHATEAU CLOSSE, 8217 CHATEAU MAISONNEUVE;
diner 8409 FAIRHOLME;
sleepers 8326 FRANKLIN MANOR, 8329 HEARNE MANOR, 8339 SHERWOOD MANOR;
8718 YOHO PARK.
Immediately afterward, the headlight of BNSF 2743 was visible to the east as they pulled a long string of grain cars from Fort Rouge into the BNSF yard.
I took video and managed to get a decent side shot of 2743 this time. The track in the foreground is CN's north track. They are coming off the north track onto the BNSF transfer track at the junction.