SaturdayAfter I visited Pete's Sparetime Hobbies near Transcona, I drove up to Day Street to see what was new at CEMR. The answer: nothing much. The two Railink units I saw back in March are still there, with hood doors open. A couple of CEMR units were shunting the yard.
I saw headlights on the CP line to the east, so I parked a little way away from the crossing and walked back to wait for CP 8604 and CP 8722 to roll past Manson on the CP Keewatin subdivision.
|CP 8604 in Winnipeg|
There was one interesting car in the consist, a former Rio Grande hopper that clearly was relettered a few times before becoming a CP car.
|Rio Grande - The Action Line|
I went back to CEMR to photograph the two units crossing Day Street. I think they were just shunting cars in the yard.
|CEMR 4002 and CCGX 4119 in Winnipeg|
SundayOn Sunday afternoon I went to Gooch's Hobbies and then took the long way home along the CN Rivers subdivision via Wilkes Avenue. I was outrunning a westbound CN freight led by CN 2036 and BCOL 4622.
I noticed there was a train facing east so I hastened to get the meet. It turned out that CN 2226 East was stopped just short of Harstone Road.
|CN 2226 in Winnipeg|
CN 2036 West came along in good time.
|Fancy meeting you here|
Sunday's photos were taken with my iPhone 6 as I didn't have my DSLR with me. These phone cameras do a pretty decent job!
P.S. If you're wondering why I was visiting model train stores, I was taking photos of the exteriors for the model train directory I've built... plus dropping in on stores I don't visit frequently.