Friday, January 08, 2010

I Want To See Three Trains, Daddy

I was off work on Thursday, and my son and I were out and about in the afternoon. I figured we could go see a train or two on the CN mainline on Wilkes Avenue. My son was all for this and wanted to see three trains. I promised I would do my best but we had a limited time.

I came off the Perimeter at Wilkes and headed in toward town. Soon I saw a headlight to the east, and I turned around to grab the first train. It was paired SD70M-2 units 8820 and 8855 leading a train with empty centerbeam flats and potash cars at 14:40.

After that blew by, we headed back into town... to see another set of headlights! This time it was ES44DC CN 2233 and SD70M-2 CN 8825 leading a solid intermodal train at 14:50.

We were running out of time, so we had to head down Kenaston. We saw a single CP GP38 working the cement plant off Kenaston, so I guess that was our third train!

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