Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday on CN

I was out and about on Saturday afternoon with my son, and I decided to wander over to CN's Symington Yard to see what was going on. As I rolled east across the top of the yard, I saw a container train heading east parallel to me. I figured I could get ahead of it, and I did. I set up just east of the Perimeter Highway to watch it come across the Red River Floodway. In good time CN train 114 with CN 2230 and 5735 rolled over the bridge with a lot of container cars behind them at 16:15.

That was my first railfanning on the Reddit Subdivision, CN's mainline to the east of Winnipeg.

I went down the east side of Symington Yard and saw another container train ready to depart south on the Sprague subdivision. I went down to CN Navin and waited. A CN maintainer showed up to give the train a runby inspection, and soon enough CN 198 rolled slowly by at 16:45 with CN 2649 and 2650 for power. Funny to see two consecutive engine numbers.

That was it for Saturday for me!

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