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.