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Friday, March 13, 2009

Testing New Looks

I'm trying out some new things with the blog, so don't be alarmed if this blog looks different over the next few hours. I'm just trying things out.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Some New Videos

Here are a few videos which I've shot over the last week or so.

On March 4, I did a mini chase of CN 405 through Rothesay & Hampton, NB.

On March 5, shortly before I had to work, I caught 405 departing Saint John, at Gerry Drive.

On March 6, I caught a small 24 car CN 405 at Rothesay during a small snow storm.

That's about it for now. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Moncton On My Birthday.

It's been awhile since I've jotted something down here.

On Friday the 27th, as it was my birthday, Dave Dineen (nbsrfan) and myself ventured up to Moncton to see if we could catch the export train which was passing through. We could only stay until about 12:30pm, as we both had things going on back in Saint John. We arrived in Moncton at around 5am, and caught the export train already sitting in the yard, waiting for a new crew. It was too dark for pictures, so I decided not to take any.

After a few hours of waiting, CN 305's crew came in and began assembling their train. A short time later, they were ready to head west. Here there are just outside the yard on the Springhill Sub:

At around 8:30am, we had gotten word that CN 121 departed Halifax and was going through Windsor Junction, NS at around 8am. I figured there was a good chance to see them, as we were still able to stay in Moncton for a little while. We kept picking up on the scanner 121's locations along the way. Finally, shortly after noon, CN 121 went through Mill St, which is located around the east side of the city:

After that train, it was time to leave. Here's a quick little video that I shot in the morning of the CN engine 6027 grabbing the engines which were in Moncton to add on to it's export train before taking off. It was going around a sharp U-turn. I didn't bother setting up a tripod, as it wasn't really worth it.

That was all for the day. The export train was having problems, and did not leave until about 4 hours after we left. Even though that I was the train that I wanted to see on the move, I'm still happy with the outcome of the trip.