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!

2 comments:

Train Geek said...

Great photos, Chris! Wish I could have seen that train.

clam502 said...

Thanks Steve! That was a pretty long train. It's good to see CN is putting some money and repairs on the Newcastle sub.
I wish I was in Manitoba to catch some of the trains out there! Have fun and enjoy the western trains!