Sunday, September 04, 2011

HLCX 913 in Saint John

I was in New Brunswick on business recently. After I landed at YSJ I headed into Saint John for a bit of railfanning before heading to St. George for my workplace. I found HLCX 913 and CN 7060 heading out to Irving Paper / Irving Refinery, so I gave chase. I managed to catch them in the fog just before they crossed under Bayside Drive.
HLCX 913 and CN 7060 in Saint John
You can see that Helm had tried to cover up the Union Pacific livery on this unit, with only limited success. HLCX 913 with a Union Pacific logo
I drove around for a while and had some supper. When I returned, they were back in Island Yard. CN 7060 had been taken off and was doing some work, and HLCX 913 was sitting in the fog. I used my circular polarizer to try to cut through the fog a bit.
HLCX 913 in Island Yard in Saint John
It was nice to finally see one of the NB Southern leased units with my own eyes! In the next two weeks I was able to see a couple more.

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