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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Road Trippin' Last Sunday

On Sunday, myself and a friend of mine, Dave Dineen decided to do a road trip to see if we could catch a few trains. We arrived at our first location, Chipman, NB, just in the nick of time. As we were arriving, we heard CN 120 calling the signal for Chipman. We had to back track, and manage only to get this shot.



Afterwords, we decided to venture back into Moncton, NB to get a few daylight shots. We arrived in Moncton just as CN 120 was pulling into the Yard. After a crew change and a bit of work, they were on their way to Halifax, NS. We decided to venture out to Painsec Jct, located on Moncton's East side. We managed to catch them with the same loco consist, with 161 cars.



About 2.5 hours later, CN 305 hooked on to their train, did their work, and departed for Toronto, Ont. We managed to get a shot of them at Berry Mills, NB, located on Moncton's west end. Here they are with 5 locomotives, with around 10,000 feet of train.



Afterwords, we heard about a couple of more trains. One was arriving in Moncton, and the other was soon ready to depart. CN 569 arrived in Moncton, and CN 535 departed Moncton towards the Napadogan Sub with centerbeam & a woodchip car. Both were shot on video, but I have yet to upload them to Youtube. I should over the next day or so.

We decided to chase CN 406 west to Saint John. Today's westbound only had 26 cars, so it was relatively easy. I won't go into great detail about the chase, as the video speaks for itself.



After the chase, it was time to call it a day. We were both home by around 2:30pm, but we had both already been awake for 12 hours. To me though, it was worth it.

Enjoy.

-Matt

5 comments:

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

wonderful,... like it.

NBSRFAN said...

Yes it was worth it!!

sEy said...

after all 12 hours, I think, it's really worth it.

commoncents said...

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