A visit to the CN yard in downtown Prince George on the evening of June 24 revealed a few engines. CN 2585 was sitting by itself at one end.
|CN 2585 in Prince George, BC|
At the other end, the set of CN 7276 (GP9), CN 262 (slug) and CN 1440 (GMD1) were working the yard. Everyone loves a GMD1, amiright?
|CN 1440 in Prince George, BC|
I spotted a beat-up old Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad car in the yard too. Note the old scanner tag on this car.
|Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad car in Prince George|
I followed it for several miles out of town. The line is signaled and I took note of a signal at a siding ("Miworth", I guess) that was green, indicating a train could be approaching. I stopped at the crossing hosting the sticker to the right and heard a faraway horn.
A few minutes of waiting produced an interesting train, a single engine CN 5794 leading a "unit" train of lumber loads.
|CN 5794 outside Prince George|
|CN 5794 passing Miworth siding outside Prince George|
There was an interesting industry near that crossing. I think it is Tilbury Cement, and it would make a good model railroad industry... very compact.
The same long spur hosted a little tank farm, clearly a former Shell facility.
That was it for June 24. The next day held a visit to the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum as well as the two VIA Rail Skeena trains! See part 3.