Friday, July 17, 2009

VIA 14 emergency call.

A few weeks ago we had some pretty wet days, about two weeks worth of rain to be exact. The Ocean was at M.P. 165.2 ( One mile from the gated crossing at Dalhousie Jct) and the Ocean called in an emergincy. There were unsafe track conditions at or around that mile post. I have posted the video on Youtube. Also here are a few pictures I have of the CN test train that came to Campbellton a few weeks ago back in June. The test train was on the Newcastle sub, it went to Moncton and I believe it turned there and came back down the Newcastle and went to Montreal from here. Enjoy, have fun and keep chasing those trains!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

HERZOG ballast train CN 906

As the title says, a HERZOG ballast train was on the Mont Joli sub last night and I was there to catch it! I have posted a video on Youtube. It was a rather long train, according to NB Rails member it was running in DPU mode and is the first on the Mont Joli sub. Also according to Steve Boyko (Traingeek) CN 906 (Herzog ballast train) is an unmanned ballast train with a CN pilot on board and a couple of Herzog employee's to dump the ballast, the train has been programmed with preset areas to dump the ballast at preset locations by GPS.

CN 906 will be leaving this morning and will continue to dump ballast starting at M.P. 07.XX, the horn on that bad boy was pretty loud. Diffently a sound that demands your attention! Or one that says, "Get out of my way!" Well that's about all for now, I know it's been a long while since I last wrote, hope this tides you over till the next time. Here are a few pictures from last night's catch of CN 906.

Well that's it for me this week as far as trains go, have fun and keep chasing those trains!