Monday, December 15, 2008
Just thought I' d post a picture of this unusual ZPMC 20' container spotted by the Mayer terminals Fairview mechanical shop. The container was used to load test and commission the 3 gantry cranes lifting capacity. The marks on the side indicate the units weight (long tonnes / 2200lbs) when water is add to the container.
Mid afternoon yesterday with the mercury @ -5 celcius, I made my way to the waterfront to see if I could catch something in the rail yard. As luck would have it the afternoon switch crew, Art Ferguson (engineer) and JT Sparkes (switchman), were about to run a set on locomotives into the wye.
Friday, December 12, 2008
CN 8011 was in town early December 8th as head end power on the mixed freight along with BC Rail 762. This locomotive is one of 50 that were ordered for container service out of Rupert. The SD40-2 looks pretty small coupled to this big third gen monster.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well a year has past since Maher Terminals of Canada opened the Fairview container port. Since the first ship off loaded, business has continued to grow. Currently the facility handles two scheduled sailings a week with rail service operating daily in and out of the port. To celebrate the 1st anniversary Maher held a BBQ for the workers and staff.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
CN 5334 seen here in Prince Rupert September 28, 2008. This weather beat iron horse was once a rolling billboard for Expo 86 in Vancouver, BC. It was sitting on the waterfront in the rain this morning awaiting the arrival of the rail barge out of Alaska. I thought I'd try a snap a few shot of it in the rain......after giving it a looking over I noticed through the faded worn paint what appeared to be green and yellow paint, so I started to think about the colours and rememberd CN had painted a locomotive to promote the 1986 worlds fair. After doing a little digging online I discovered that this was indeed the former Expo unit. 1 paint job and 22 years have past and this is how it looks today!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
CN 7210 Built 04/1959 was in Rupert today offloading the rail barge from Whitter. it looks like the crew will have to wait for the raising tide before reloading the barge for the trip North. It has been awhile since I've seen CN use this type of power here. The barge crew usually has mainline road power like SD50's or Dash-9's assigned to them. I'll try to find out if they ran the GP down on its own or in a consist with some bigger power.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
THE TRAIN YOU WERE RIDING ON GOING INTO THE SIDING TO THE RIGHT HAD THE SIGNAL. THE TRAIN COMING TOWARD YOU WENT TOO CLOSE AND FOULED THE TRACK THAT'S WHY YOU SAW THEM JUMP OFF TO THE LEFT TO FIND A DIFFERENT JOB.
THE FIRST WAS THE ONE YOU WERE ON THE SECOND WAS THE ONE COMING TOWARD YOU NOT FAIR YOU HAVE MORE DAMAGE WHEN IT WAS HIS FAULT.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
This past weekend I made a quick overnight trip to Smithers and managed a short visit to the rail yard in the early morning hours, snow was lightly falling and the mercury was at -12 Celsius.
Friday, January 25, 2008
The Corbin Foss is taking on diesel fuel at the Petro Canada fuel dock in Cow Bay. The Justine Foss was photographed in Prince Rupert harbour just off the shoreline adjacent to the old Canadian National passenger station.