Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Containers on the way to the coast

Sunday morning about 9:30 I was lucky enough to catch 5748 and 5783 pull into Smithers, B.C. at the head unit of a unit train of containers bound for Maher Terminals of Canada in Prince Rupert. I spoke with the crew as they set the locomotives brake to find out that it was scheduled to depart approximately 12:30 that afternoon but I would already be on the road back to Rupert so I managed to take these photos at the west end of the yard.

Monday, October 19, 2009

West bound for Prince Rupert

CN 8844 waits at the west end of the Smithers yard on the mainline for a crew to arrive and take the mixed freight on the Prince Rupert.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

East bound out of Smithers

Late Saturday night 2204 prepares to head out of Smithers with a mix loaded in tow. After going through the checks the throttles are opened up and the train begins to roll.