Friday, June 03, 2011
I was out running errands late this morning when I saw a train coming on the CP Emerson subdivision. I ended up catching them as they passed a subdivision.
CP 6047 in faded CP Rail System colours led the train, with CP 6069 in the old Multimark trailing.
The train had five empty CP hoppers. The bottom gates were open so it was clear they were empty!
I suppose they are going to get some ballast. CP's Emerson subdivision re-opened on May 2 to limited traffic after the flood waters receded and the last dikes were removed at Emerson, MB. I've been hearing the horns on the Emerson sub from my house and the traffic seems back to normal. During the closure of the Emerson sub, one CP train was detouring on CN's Sprague subdivision each way daily.
PS - The last time I saw CP 6047 was in early October 2009 in the Winnipeg yard at the head of the CP TEC train.