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Thursday, March 12, 2020
November 2019 In Photos
Switching out the oil spur at Cochrane Yard November 29, 2019.
APCU 221 stands ready to go among the consist of the Polar Bear Express between the baggage car (412) and the HEP powered line car (264) at Cochrane's Coach Yard November 30, 2019.
A 'Saturday Shops Shot' featuring from left to right, GP40-2 2201, GP40-2 2202, GP38-2 1802, and GP38-2 1805 on November 30, 2019.
Southbound 308 crosses the Frederickhouse River bridge at mile 96 of the Ramore Sub on a snowy November 24, 2019.
A front view of newly refurbished SD40-2 1733 at Cochrane November 29, 2019. One of the obvious changes from this angle is the re-application of the unit's snowshields.
Northbound 213 rolls up 1 track at Cochrane Yard arriving from Englehart November 29, 2019.
I finally caught up with freshly rebuilt SD40-2 1733 November 29, 2019 at Cochrane. Here's a look at the tail end of the unit where you not only see the intake and exhaust of the diesel powered warming system, but you'll also notice the addition of a rear pilot plow, a first for the current locomotive fleet.
Hellooooo Shawn and Dyson! 🙂👍 A young railfan and his loving dad drop by Cochrane Yard for a visit November 29, 2019.
421 Engineman Jerry gives a smile from the cab of lead unit 1806 as the Bear is put together at Cochrane Nov. 25, 2019.
A morning track patrol rolls out of Cochrane Yard heading north November 25, 2019.
The 421 Bear hauls Moosonee bound chain cars and the mail car from the North Yard at Cochrane November 25, 2019.
Southbound 308 crosses the newly refurbished bridge over the Porcupine River at mile 104 of the Ramore Sub on a snowy November 24, 2019.
Engineer Brandon gives a wave from the cab of SD75I 2104 as 308 handles switching at Kidd November 24, 2019.
Southbound 308 with SD75I 2104 on point rolls through mile 87 of the Ramore Sub on a very snowy November 24, 2019.
Snow covered wheels at Cochrane Shops November 23, 2019.
GP38-2 1805 ready to go at Cochrane Shops November 9, 2019.
Multiple GP38-2's at Cochrane on a freezing November 16, 2019.
APCU 220 is spotted looking a little frosty on the bunkhouse track at Cochrane Shops Nov. 16, 2019.
A November 16, 2019 'Saturday Shops Shot' that can only be described in one word, frigid! From left to right 1603, 1808, 1806, 1801, 1802, and 1809.
GP38-2 1801 at Cochrane Shops Nov. 9, 2019.
A snowy afternoon along the shed tracks at Cochrane November 9, 2019
GP38-2's 1801 and 1809 on 4 track at Cochrane Shops November 9, 2019.
GP40-2 2200 is teamed up with GP38-2 1805 on 3 track while GP9 1603 can be seen in the background on a snowy November 9, 2019 at Cochrane Shops.
A view of GP40-2 2200 as seen from the South Yard at Cochrane November 9, 2019.
A 'Saturday Shops Shot" featuring GP38-2's 1809 and 1801 teamed up on 4 track November 9, 2019. Here you can see the difference in yellows (yup, it was changed) between 1809 (the first 'arrowed' unit) and 1801 (a more recent 'arrowed' unit).
A gloomy and snowy morning at Cochrane Shops November 2, 2019.
A roster shot of Ontario Northland's latest GP38-2 rebuild at Cochrane Shops Nov. 2, 2019.
Cochrane's afternoon yard job lifts a load from Rockshield Wood Products with recently lifted Ryam lumber loads serving as buffers Nov. 1, 2019.
Dining car 750 amongst the Polar Bear Express consist at Cochrane Yard on a snowy November 2, 2019.
A very unique and personal favorite trait of the 1801, seen in this photo from Nov. 2, 2019, is the method of application of the 'safety stripes' to her nose. If you look carefully, you'll see how the stripes actually wrap around the edges of the front rather than end just before the edges of the nose as they do on all other 'arrow' painted units (except 1809 of course). This particular stripe application reminds me of CP's 'action' stripes from years ago. Kudos to the North Bay Paint Shop!
1801, Ontario Northland's latest GP38-2 rebuild is captured on track #4 at Cochrane Shops teamed up with 1802 November 2, 2019.
A 'Saturday Shops Shot' featuring GP38-2's 1806, 1805, and 1802 on a snowy November 2, 2019 morning.
Cochrane's afternoon yard job shoves loads into the south yard November 1, 2019.
Stay tuned for December 2019's Photos coming soon!