Saturday, April 30, 2011

CN 8964 in the early morning rain

6:30 A.M. CN 8964 and IC 1005 rest in the rain after completing their journey across the country with a string of container cars.

Stranger in a foreign land

6:30 this morning under a gray dismal sky I hit the rail yard with my camera in hand where I spotted CN 8964 with what I thought was a BC Rail Phantom blue unit in tow but to my surprise it was Illinois Central 1005 (EMD SD-70 BLT 09/95). The lighting conditions weren't the greatest in the light rain but I managed to get a few descent photos which I turned into the Black and White images you see here.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Westbound at Exstew on the Skeena Sub

CN 2527 and 5657 pass the CTC signal system at the East end of the Exstew siding under power on the Skeena subdivision April 22, 2011 just after 15:00pm.

BC Rail 4647 crew change at Quesnel

April 22, 2011 I caught 4647 during a crew change before continuing on to Prince George.

BC Rail 4647 South of Williams Lake

April 21, 2011 I managed to catch BC Rail 4647 leading CN 5518 & 5607 North between Lac La Hache and Williams Lake BC pulling a mixed freight load.

Eastbound Canadian Pacific empty coal train

Moments after a seeing a grain train on my side of the Thompson river an empty coal train passed by heading East towards Ashcroft on the far side of the river.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Westbound in the Thompson River Valley

Canadian Pacific 8716 leads a Westbound grain train between Ashcroft and Spences Bridge April 21 during the early afternoon hours during a sudden cloud burst.