Monday, 15 August 2011

Recent VIA's

Over the past few weeks I've been able to shoot a few VIA's mostly the eastbound Canadians. The first one is VIA 2 at the Kenaston overpass on Sunday July 31,

An interesting thing about this one is that it had a Coors light Silver bullet unit leading

The next VIA was Tuesdays eastbound Canadian this one was completely normal with no deadheads or wrapped units

The hard thing about shooting this train was that the sun was really bright.

The next VIA was "The Hudson Bay" at  16:06 on Aug 6 at the Kenaston overpass

This is the best shot I've ever gotten of this train

The next VIA was The eastbound Canadian on Sunday Aug 7 at 19:57

 The trailing unit was Loto Quebec

The next one is The Westbound Canadian on Saturday Aug 13 I hadn't seen The westbound for awhile so I really wanted to shoot it

The next day we went out to shoot VIA 693 leaving Winnipeg.

I kind of messed up on the shot because the engineer gave a horn blast which shocked me.

Then finally The Eastbound Canadian

Well that was nice to catch all those Via's

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

BNSF Staples sub July 19-22 part 2

On July 21 we headed out to shoot some more trains on The Staples sub around St Cloud.First we went to Minnesota road 301,I waited awhile and the signal turned green then a short eastbound coal train pulled a few cars past me,

Then we decided to head out,but just as we were crossing the tracks I saw a Westbound approaching.There was little time to set up and I wanted to get a picture an video so I put my video camera on my car and get the shot.

This was nice because I never see the blue and yellow Santa Fe locos that much anymore.Then when we were driving we saw a westbound empty coal train from Becker so we pulled into the driveway of a cement factory to shoot it.

Then after that we saw nothing and headed back to the house.Well that was a good day shooting trains

Monday, 1 August 2011

BNSF Staples sub July 19-22 part 1

From July 19-22 we were in Minnesota again but this time in The Central part around ST Cloud. On the first day we were busy doing other things so we could only go in the evening. When we went we saw an eastbound stopped on the far track ,Then we went to a country road and another eastbound showed up,


Then after a little while later we went to Minnesota road 301 and shot an eastbound coal train  headed to The Becker Power Plant

Well two good trains for the start of our trip.