Friday, August 28, 2009

On to a new adventure.

Today Friday Aug28th will be my last day on New Brunswick's North Shore. My self and Jessie are moving to Halifax to goto school, I had a lot of fun chasing and photographing trains here, but it's time to move on and explore new regions and further my education, I will be finishing up my arts degree and move on to more challanges that await me.

Of course I will be railfanning in Halifax and surrounding areas so no this won't be my last railfan blog!

Till my next post, have fun and keep chasing those trains!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Yesterday morning I was on my way to get my morning coffee when I had noticed something different at the Campbellton yard. So after getting my coffee and a few things done in town I had gone to the yard to have a looksy. What I had seen was a locomotive, I suspected was a yard switcher which hasn't been seen in the Campbellton yard in a number of years. Well since I was young anyhow.
Jess and I had waited at the enternce to the yard for whom I believe is Foreman Penault(?). He kindly gave us permission to enter the yard to photograph the locomotive in question. Provided that I wear a hard hat and vest. Which I did have on hand because of my second job at the mill.

My suspicions were right! it was a GMD1 yard switcher! I was quite surprised actually. So here are some of my better pictures that I had taken. And thanks again to the Foreman for allowing us to enter the yard.

Well that's it for now, I'll post again later today to write about my case with 6402! Till then have fun and keep chasing those trains!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quebec City Pt II

As I had said in my previous post, here are the pictures.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quebec City

This past weekend I was in Quebec City to see Cirque du Soleil. While enrute to Quebec City I had seen a late (As per usual) VIA 14 near St Alexis Que going through the early morning mist of the Matapedia river, roughly about 0700. Somewheres near St Pascal(?) I had seen CN 121(?) and of course when in Quebec City I had taken a "leasurly" strole down to the docks and seen a former Conrail loco sitting in the yard with three box cars on a siding not too far away. I don't remember the loco number at this moment however when I get the pictures uploaded I'll post them here.

Also on July 30th I had caught CN 564 on it's way back from Bathurst with 33 cars in tow, I have a video of that and I'll post it to Youtube ASAP. Other than that it's been pretty good, I was quite surprised at the amount of trains I had caught along the way, however on the return trip I didn't see any. I heard a local on my scanner in Mont Joli other than that it was really quite coming home. Well I'll post the pictures when they are avaliable till then have fun and keep chasing those trains!