Friday, April 22, 2011
CN Eight Naught Naught Naught
On April 16 I was over around CN Symington and shot a few trains. As I approached the area on the Perimeter Highway I could see that a freight train was pulling out of the yard to head south on the Sprague subdivision. I wanted to shoot them on the Floodway bridge so I took the Kenora exit and parked just north of the Floodway.
As it turns out, the lead unit was CN 8000.
The Floodway is open and working hard to keep the Red River away from Winnipeg.
Contrast that with this shot of the Floodway from September 2010.
I imagine the Floodway is even more full now. I plan on going out this weekend to see how high the flood waters are.
The train was going fairly slowly so I headed south on the highway to get another shot. I didn't want to get it at Deacon's Corner because I would be rushing the shot, so I took the next crossing after that and waited.
By the time the train reached me, it had picked up some speed. These red winged blackbirds weren't sticking around to watch the train!
A nice wave from the conductor, then they were on their way. "Clear signal at Lorette."