Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

Three ex-CP RS-18's (two recently repainted into an SP Black Widow-inspired paint scheme) lead a train consisting of 72 flat cars holding 48 windmill blades (as well as 1 loaded woodchip car up front), as it rounds the Baie des Chaleurs, headed for Matapedia and interchange with the CN. These windmill blades are destined for Texas and represent a new business for the Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie, which runs this scenic ex-CN line.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Michael Berry all rights reserved.



Caption: Three ex-CP RS-18's (two recently repainted into an SP Black Widow-inspired paint scheme) lead a train consisting of 72 flat cars holding 48 windmill blades (as well as 1 loaded woodchip car up front), as it rounds the Baie des Chaleurs, headed for Matapedia and interchange with the CN. These windmill blades are destined for Texas and represent a new business for the Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie, which runs this scenic ex-CN line.

Photographer:
Michael Berry [2688] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/04/2017 (search)
Railway: Societe de chemin de fer de la Gaspesie (search)
Reporting Marks: SFG 1819 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: SFG Cascapedia Sub (search)
City/Town: Nouvelle (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28614
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

22 Favourites
View count: 1605 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 27451

Map courtesy of Open Street Map

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Read why maps changed. Suncalc.net for reference only.


11 Comments
  1. Thanks. I haven’t returned since this trip, but yes, they are still running with these MLW’s. Repairs are ongoing on the line, but I don’t know the specifics of how far they’ve gotten.

  2. Great picture Michael, love rural pictures that not only show locomotives and their train, but the local terrain and scenery. And what a beautiful scene ! The hills on the left, the ice and open water of Chaleur Bay on the right, and the beautiful open sky along with the vibrant colour of the nose of old MLW 1819, all making a very striking picture. Questions: are these MLW units still in operation ? And what is the status of repairs to the line toward Gaspe ? Thank you for sharing.

  3. A government subsidized Bombardier plant? ;-)

  4. These blades are built on the Gaspé peninsula.

  5. That is a very strange routing for the blades. I used to see windmill trains running toward Houston from Corpus Christi TX. I can’t see how this route through Canada could be more cost effective than shipping them to CC.
    (CN can’t compete from Halifax to Chicago. I hardly think that TX would be any different – in fact I can see even more of a disadvantage.)

  6. Nice angle!

  7. Thanks everyone. This is the Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie, waiting for the admins to add that railway in the dropdown menu. The middle unit is ex-OCR and the other two are ex-NBEC.

  8. It looks like they were on Ottawa Central but I`m not sure.

  9. Were they on OC as well? 1859 and 1842 are down here on Trillium and they still have the OC paint

  10. Nice Shot Michael! What Railway is that?

  11. Nice! That scheme is sharp in this unit.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2020 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us