Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Crossing the Causeway

Still here, finishing my reno work, running when I can.  My training sucks right now.  Didn't have much time to even get vids or pics since my weekends had to be spent elsewhere.

My wife pulled a set of prints from a Black's envelope from 1987 when we made a trip down east to Cape Breton for Christmas visit.  Long since forgotten that we drove to the Canso Causeway and happened upon some CN freight making it's way from the line from Port Hawksbury and on to mainland Nova Scotia.

The train was lead by a foursome of MLW 420s, all with CN 'Zebra Stripe' paint scheme as per the early 90s.  The lead was number 3550, then 3569, 3564 and finally 3541.  A long gone caboose followed in tow.

A later trip to the North Sydney ferry terminal had a MLW RS18 unit doing some service, number 3656.

Really just adding these to the on-line collection.