Monday, December 01, 2008

NBEC Videos

David Chiasson has been posting some NBEC videos... get those Alcos while you can!

Here's NBEC 1835 at Nepisiguit Junction with the Bathurst local train 597.

Next, the ore train 586 at the first highway 430 crossing on the Nepisiguit Subdivision on September 10, 2008. The power was NBEC 1849 and NBEC 1821. The sunset on the side of the train is nice.

Finally, the ore train 586 at the second highway 430 crossing on the Nepisiguit Subdivision. The power was CFQC 3000, NBEC 1819 and NBEC 1849.

There aren't many chances to get video of the MLWs any more. I saw three RS18s in Belledune on Thursday but I didn't have a chance to take any shots.


d1t4k said...

What is CN going to do with the old NBEC engines? Maybe sell them to smaller railways or something like that?

Canadian Train Geek said...

The rumour is that they are going to CN for disposal. CN just had an auction a little while ago and sold off a bunch of surplus engines, so I suspect that is where these will go. Engine dealers like Larry's Truck and Electric buy a lot of them.

Most of the engines are in running order so it is unlikely they will be scrapped.