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Monday, June 04, 2012

A Lucky CN Shot

This past weekend, I was travelling on Highway 401 when I happened to pass a fast moving CN freight (I later learned that it was train 372) at Whitby.  What really caught my eye was the second locomotive, CN 1433, a GMD1u.  The locomotives were once common, especially in the Prairies, but have disappeared in recent years.  This was a real treat as I had never seen one before and it showed the advantage of being a passenger in a car - you have safe access to your camera!

Earlier in the day, I stopped by the CP Toronto Yard to see if the strike backlog was being cleared.  The yard was very full, but there wasn't much activity except for a few switchers.

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