Sunday, February 7, 2010

SD40-2 working the waterfront

Well once again the rail barge is in from Alaska so I managed to get a couple of quick shots of SD40-2 number 5293 pulling the cars to be load on the barge out of the Rupert yard. With a wave to the engineer I got him to crack the throttle in hopes of getting a cloud of black smoke out the exhaust to photograph but the weather beaten unit just roared and discharged nothing but heat waves into the air.

Did you say Train or Grain

Well not much going on today along the waterfront so I decided to go visit some longshoreman friends of mine out at Prince Rupert Grain where the vessel GREAT LEADER was taking a load of Number 1 grade grain. Prince Rupert Grain has 3 loading towers (Alice, Bob and Charlie), the first photos are from the middle tower (Bob) of the chute pouring grain into number three hold. No that isn't Bib the Michelin man......the grain is so dusty even after being cleaned, workers wear disposable coveralls to stay clean. A group of uninvited guests stopped by for a little light lunch on top of the number 4 hatch cover.