Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Canadian and the Hudson Bay

I shot a "twofer" of passenger trains early this week. The first was the Canadian on Monday. I decided to head to Waverley Street to shoot it, given the mild weather. It's no fun to stand there in -30C temperatures, believe me. I parked and started jogging to the tracks. Just as I arrived, I saw the Canadian and the crossing lights came on. I barely had time to get my camera out! I guess they made very good time from the station.
VIA 6408 and the Canadian in Winnipeg

On Tuesday I went up to Waverley a few minutes earlier to ensure I had time to set up. As I parked an eastbound CN freight was rolling through the crossing with CN 8852 and CN 8869 for power. I think it must have been CN 114, given the time and the mixed freight on the head end followed by containers. One unusual thing in the consist was a few trailers on flat cars (TOFC), something you don't see very often these days.
Trailers on flat cars (TOFC)

The Hudson Bay (VIA 693) was very prompt on Tuesday.
VIA 6456 and the Hudson Bay in Winnipeg

It's great to be in a city with two passenger trains... especially when both have the stainless steel cars. :)

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