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Canadian National Railway
1970 - 1990's



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CN yards at Edmonton taken in 1972
while on a westbound CN passenger train.
Northbound CN freight train taken in Regina, SK in 1972 CN eastbound Super Continental passenger train
taken east of the town of Rosedale, BC in 1973
A CN GP9 switching a grain car
at the Chilliwack, BC station in 1973
Eastbound lone CN SD-40 #5203 with a set of hopper cars taken east of Rosedale in 1973
Eastbound lone CN SD-40 #5203 with a set of hopper cars taken east of Rosedale in 1973 Eastbound CN freight with SD40 #5163 on the point
about to cross the Young Street crossing at Chilliwack, BC
taken in 1973
CN FP9 #6510
taken at the Vancouver, BC CN Station in 1974
Eastbound CN Super Continental passenger train approaching the Chilliwack, BC station in 1973
Eastbound CN Super Continental passenger train at the Chilliwack, BC station in 1973 Night time at the Chilliwack, BC CN station in 1973
A CN freight train moving cars around the yard at Chilliwack, BC in 1973. A CN passenger train with what looks like a business car on the tail end. Taken at Chilliwack, BC in 1973.
Westbound CN frieght train at the Chilliwack, BC CN station Westbound CN freight train approaching the Chilliwack, BC station in 1973
Some of the cars of that westbound CN freight
Two CN coal trains passing at Rosedale, BC in 1973 Westbound CN freight with SD40 #5195 on the point
taken at the Chilliwack, BC station in 1973
Chilliwack, BC CN station taken in 1973 Some people waiting for a late passenger train
at the Chilliwack CN station in 1973
Westbound CN freight with SD40 #5083 on the point
taken at the Chilliwack, BC station in 1973
Westbound CN coal train taken along the Thompson River north of Kamloops, BC in 1975
Westbound CN coal train taken along the Thompson River north of Kamloops, BC in 1975 CN Super Continental passenger train sitting at the Vancouver, BC station in 1973
A mix of CN engines SD40's and GMD1u's taken at the Regina, SK CN yards in 1977
   
Westbound CN freight with SD40 #5155 on the point
taken at the Prest Road crossing at Chilliwack, BC in 1975
Westbound CN #5083 SD40
passing through the Chilliwack, BC station in 1973.
An old tender from the steam days
taken at the CN Port Mann Yards in Surrey, BC in 1977
Some shots taken of the engines taken at the CN Port Mann Yards in Surrey, BC in 1977
Some shots taken of the engines taken at the CN Port Mann Yards in Surrey, BC in 1977 Interior of one of the SD40-2 engines
Eastbound CN #5298 and 5272 crossing the Prest Road level crossing in Chilliwack, BC in the 1980's
Eastbound VIA #6515 FP9ARM taken at Fort Langley, BC in 1980
A couple of shots through the fence at the CN Port Mann Yards in Surrey, BC in the 1980's



Back in the mid 80's there was a major derailment at the Chilliwack, BC station.
The derailed cars came very close to taking out the station, but the building was saved. But only to be destroyed by fire (arson) some time later.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   



CN Rail GP9RM, class: GY-418a taken in the 80's at their Port Mann Yards in Surrey, BC. I actually got to operate this engine. That was a thrill.
The bridge in the photos is the Port Mann Bridge with is the Trans Canada Highway crossing over the Fraser River between Surrey and Port Coquitlam, BC.
Multiple shots of a CN GP40-2L(W), class GF-430c, built 1975, pulling a stack train through Langley, BC in May 2001.

Multiple shots of a CN GP40-2L(W), class GF-430c, built 1975, pulling a stack train through Langley, BC in May 2001.

SD40-2, class GF-30v, built in 1973.This enging was purchased from UP in 1994 (UP 4099). For a short time this engine carried number CN 6099 while still in UP yellow paint. It was re-numbered to present number in 1994 or 1995. This is one of the trailing units in the stack trail above.




CN sleeper car on display
at the Fort Langley, BC restored CNR station
Some shots of an intermodal train eastbound through Fort Langley in May 2001.
Westbound CN container train running through Chilliwack, BC on December 20, 2008
Westbound CN freight train taken along the Trans Canada Highway on April 9, 2012
Westbound CNR intermodal train taken near Chilliwack, BC on May 13, 2015    





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