Thursday, September 6, 2012

I know, I know.. I've been slack

HLCX 6318 & 6200 haul a westbound train through Ketepec Rd in Saint John
Well it's been over a year since I've updated my blog and there has been lots of "new" units added to NBSR's fleet. They have pretty much doubled their fleet of units and we are now seeing SD-40s in the mix.
HLCX 906 leads a westbound train through Welsford, NB
Under the reporting marks HLCX they have leased GP-38-3s numbers 906, 911, 913, and 917. SD-40-2s numbers 6200, 6318, 6315, 8144, 6304, 6332. 6319 & 6340 are two more that are said to be on their way also.

There are also units with reporting marks GMTX. They have 4 GP-38-3s numbers 2639, 2644, 2645, and 2666. They also brought in two MP15DCs number 203 and 204.

For the last nine months I have been working nights and it hasn't been good for railfanning. I have been missing lots of trains but I get out to see some as much as I can. NBSR has now been hauling crude oil unit trains into Saint John for the refinery. This had made for quite a few more and longer trains. There has also been some foreign power coming into Saint John as well.

Here are a few videos that I have made in the past year..

Those are just a few.. Check out my YouTube channel to see some others