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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Matt & Dave's Northern Adventure - Part 2

Well, once 121 passed, we knew that we had some time on our hands. We drove around the area and checked out some of the railway items in the area. We took a few more shots of the Salmon River Trestle.

We decided to head back west through Grand Falls, and head over to St Leonard, NB. We took highway 144, which follows the TCH. After passing through St Leonard, we came up to a set of tracks. All of the sudden, on our right, a train was coming out of the woods. It was the MMA train picking up cars from the sawmill in the area.

We took a side road, CNR road, I think it was called, which lead us down to the mainline tracks, where a siding was located. We were able to catch the train switching tracks, then enter back onto their own track to take them back across the border into the United States.

This was definately a nice surprise, as we weren't really expecting to see anything else, other than CN on our adventure today.

We went back to the Ennishore siding for a little bit to check out the track. We decided that we would walk the siding to help kill some time. On our way back to the car, we heard on the scanner that 305 was in Plaster Rock, and 308 was going to take the siding in St Leonard until 305 passed. We knew that we wanted a shot on the trestle, and we knew we had about 30 minutes to get there.

We went over to the Salmon River Trestle with plenty of time to spare. We set up shot, and waited. About 20 minutes after we arrived, we heard 305 call the signal before the bridge, and at around 1:05pm, CN 305 began it's trek across the bridge.

Now, we had to come up with a plan for CN 308.