Wednesday, July 11, 2012

May 3

May 3rd was a fairly busy railfanning day. On my way to work, I saw a train near Diamond heading east. Here we see CN 8956 heading up general freight train CN 852. It has passed the signals protecting the CN-CP diamond and it is about to cross the CP tracks.
CN 8956 at Diamond

A closeup of dirty CN 8956 about to cross the diamond.
CN 8956 in Winnipeg

Here's the video, taken from just off the diamond.

I went out at noon to catch the Thursday VIA Canadian. I was just "this" close to catching it but I was a bit late to catch the early VIA 1. VIA 6417 was the head end engine and I saw that Strathcona Park was on the tail end, but I was not able to catch it. On my way back, I saw that CP 1532 was working the Fort Whyte area and smoking like an Alco.

After work, I went out toward Diamond again and was rewarded with CN 116 rolling in. CN 8841 made a lovely sight at Hall Road.
CN 8841 in Winnipeg at Hall Road

Here's the video. There was a single engine on the rear of CN 116, CN 8856, our friend from March.

Lots of SD70M-2 engines around!

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