Saturday, January 14, 2012
CN 532 With Three Engines
I caught the daily Winnipeg-Emerson train this afternoon, pretty much by accident. I'm glad I did, because the train had three engines, the most I've ever seen on train 532. Normally CN 532 runs with only one engine, but on some occasions it has two.
I saw them slowly crossing Bishop Grandin, so I went south down Pembina Highway to try to get ahead of them. I went to the Markham Road crossing and had only a few seconds to check my camera settings before I had to shoot. The shots are ISO 500-640 so they have a bit of grain to them.
Modern SD70M-2 CN 8862 was the leader, followed by elderly SD60 CN 5524 as the middle unit.
Illinois Central SD70 IC 1020 brought up the rear.
The train was fairly long but it didn't seem long enough to warrant three engines. Maybe they were expecting a long train from Emerson?