Here's a few photos from the past week or so.
First off, here's a train parked on the north track of the CN Rivers subdivision around mile 10.5 on January 25th. For that matter, it was there on the 26th too.
Why? Well... there was this little wee derailment on CN at Fabyan a little west of Wainwright, Alberta. 17 cars fell off a high bridge and closed the mainline for several days. During this time, CN sent some traffic over their north line and also over CP. They also parked a number of trains in anticipation of the line opening. VIA turned the Canadian at Edmonton and Winnipeg and either flew or bussed the passengers in between.
This train had CN 8938 and ex-BNSF CN 2152 on the head end.
Back a ways was CN 2227 and CN 8861 as DPU engines, idling away. 2227 was smoking away. I wonder how much fuel was burned by this train as it sat there, idling.
If I had to guess, I'd say this was CN 347 but it's just a guess.
The Fabyan bridge is here. It's quite an impressive structure. I mean, it's no Salmon River but it's big enough.
The bridge was reopened at 05:40 on Friday January 27 and the traffic started flowing again.