Monday, January 18, 2010

Today's Canadian

VIA Canadian smoking it up in Winnipeg
I decided to try a different spot for Monday's Canadian. I went to where the Perimeter Highway crosses over Wilkes Avenue (and the CN Rivers subdivision). I parked and walked up the embankment next to the highway and set up there. I would have been shooting into the sun, if the sun was actually showing. As it was, it was a pretty good location, except the pole line prevented me from shooting the entire train.

As you can see from the shot above, the engineer opened the throttle up to come up to speed after he passed the detector!

I swiveled to get the "going away" shot, while the video camera recorded the hotbox message.
VIA Canadian in Winnipeg
The consist: 6427, 6421, 8609, 8119, 8512, Fairholme, Fraser Manor, Bliss Manor, Cameron Manor, Chateau Lemoyne, Yoho Park.

I'll definitely go back there again.


Mike said...

I see why you moved out west: Stainless Steel. :)

Canadian Train Geek said...

I never minded the green Renaissance cars, but I do love the stainless. And I love being able to see it up to five times a week, in easy driving range.