Sunday, April 6, 2008

Mayer Terminals ZPMC Cranes

Mayer Terminals ZPMC cranes with their booms raised. These are 2 of the 3 cranes used at the fairview terminal container port here in Prince Rupert.

Departing East for Terrace

The video clip show CN 2304/7210/1444 departing Rupert this morning on its way to drop their railcars before dead heading on to Terrace. 7210 will be dropped in Terrace while 1444 is going to Prince George for servicing.

Something old, something new........

Road number 2304 / GE ES44DC and road number 1444 / GMD 1 coupled together at the south end of the Prince Rupert railyard.


Well I managed to catch up with GP-9 number 7210 and GMD-1 number 1444 along the waterfront this morning and record these 2 short video clips of them idling away.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

GP-9 back on the Waterfront

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.

Ridley Terminals / Wood Pellets

GMD-1 Road number 1444 at Ridley Terminals Inc south of Prince Rupert, B.C. April 5th 2008. Waiting for the next batch of cover hoppers to arrive from the interior of the province with their load of wood pellets. Ridley Terminals off loads the hoppers into a gigantic storage bid before loading the pellets into bulk carriers destined for locations around the globe.