Friday, April 28, 2006

Railfanning in Saint John and area

I was down in Saint John yesterday (April 27) and saw a few trains, my first since my son was born.

CN 305's power, 2645, 5616 and 2451?? sat in the yard all morning. They were still there at noon. CN 7000 was running light in the west end of the yard.

I noticed the transformer that has graced the yard forever has moved to behind Crosby's Molasses. Surely someone is missing that...

At 12:40 I noticed NBSR 370x (one of the SW1200s) and a CN GP9 behind the Moosehead facility with a couple of boxcars. NBSR 2319 was working the west end of the Dever Road yard and I snapped a few quick shots.

On my way home, I noticed some fresh ballast around mile 16-17 (Sagwa) that has not yet been profiled.

In Fredericton Junction, NBSR 403383 is starting to look very run-down. Compare the top photo (taken yesterday) to the bottom photo from this page.

NBSR maintenance-of-way, Fredericton Junction

Speaking of run-down, the Fredericton Junction station is definitely being hit hard by vandals. I saw broken windows in the station the last time I was through, and now they are boarded up.

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