Two for the price of one @ Martel ... A loaded CP coal train on CN’s Ashcroft Sub moves west in the foreground while across the river a CN intermodal moves east on CP’s Thompson Sub. The CN train had a second locomotive on the tail end, while the heavy CP train had two remotes, one mid train & another at the tail end. 2 June 2018
I've been wanting to photograph the former BC Rail Dash 8-40CW full cowl units leading for a long time, never had any luck until this recent trip. When I saw the distinctive 4 ditch lights through the trees just east of Lytton I knew we'd be chasing this for awhile.
On my list of railfan regrets, not photographing BC Rail is right near the top. Other than a few shots around their North Vancouver yard I never ventured north from there. Luckily there are still a few BCR units roaming around CN in their original livery, even if they are looking a little shabby now.
CN loaded grain train led by #'s 3002 & 3019 rolls west through Martel on the Ashcroft Sub while another CN train heads east across the river on CP's Thompson Sub 2 June 2018 How many 'CN' logos can you spot in this photo?
I was hoping to catch a train led by a UP engine on this trip but all I could find was this UP DPU heading west near Basque. I don't usually post DPU's but I'm going to break my own rules with this one.
The lease units that CN has been using for the past year or so definitely add a splash of different colours to the front of CN freights. Citirail 1525 leads CN 417 west, near Fort Langley. August 14, 2018.