At CP's Smiths Falls station, two RS18u's have brought a 60-car military extra in for a crew change. On the head-end, 1837-1820 have paused west of the station on July 17, 1993.
These photos, by L.C. Gagnon, show a complete train of Canadian Forces engineer vehicles as well as force protection vehicles. Taken every 3 or 4 cars, the photos show vehicles painted mostly in the overall white of a UN peacekeeping mission. Bulldozers (top) followed by a Steyr Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled (HLVW) with trailer (above) then heavy-lift cranes:
The train comprises 60-foot OTTX Trailer-Train flats, these with road graders showing rusted blades:
These vehicles are from 2 Combat Engineer Regiment stationed at CFB Petawawa, likely deployed to Somalia as part of UNITAF and UNOSOM, trans-loaded from ship to CP at the Port of Montreal.
Another HLVW, one of the heavier wheeled vehicles that the Canadian Forces moved by rail
CFB Wainwright from Kingston in 1987
Dude, where's 6453? The last yellow-nosed VIA F40PH-2 is being tracked daily by VIAphiles as it awaits its trip in to the shop for rebuilding. It's not so easy being green - 6400, the prototype rebuilt unit was later wrecked at St Charles de Bellechasse, Quebec in February, 2010.
Where's Skrillex? The Grammy-award winning DJ announced he would be touring Canada on a private passenger train in July. One problem - the tour's proposed schedule makes intercity travel by train impossible or should I say, impossishizzle.
Union Station floods due to backed-up sewers caused by heavy rainfall today in Toronto. Commuter chaos as TTC tries to replace subway service with shuttle buses. This would have never happened in Winnipeg because they don't have a subway...yet.