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CN Operates the largest rail network in Canada and the only transcontinental network in North America. The company operates in eight Canadian provinces and 14 U.S. states. The railway employed an average of 23,190 people in Canada and the United States in 2002, and has 17,821 route-miles of track in Canada and the United States.

MAP: An interactive map of CN Rail's network is available on CN's Corporate Website.

PICTURES: Click on a thumbnail below to see the full-size picture. These are highly compressed .JPG pictures. Full-size originals up to 2272 x 1704 pixels are available if you contact me directly by e-mail.

 

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CN 121

CN train 121 (Halifax, NS to Toronto, ON) is lead by Dash 9-44CW number 2589 at St-Philippe-de-Néri, QC (MP 33.6, Montmagny Sub), on June 15, 2002.

Head to head

CN's intermodal train 121 (Halifax - Toronto) lead by SD70I 5618 is meeting a suburban train bound for McMasterville at St-Lambert, QC, on August 2nd, 2002.

CN 121 at St-Hilaire

CN train 121 (Halifax, NS to Toronto, ON) at St-Hilaire, QC (MP 52.2, St-Hyacinthe Sub), on June 8, 2003.

CN 403

After taking over CFMG's train 403 in Rivière-du-Loup, CN' train 403 is continuing westward, en route to Joffre, just opposite of Quebec City. MP 50.9, Montmagny Sub, June 30th, 2002.

CN 5694

CN's SD75I number 5694 is leading a westbound freight at St-Lambert, QC. June 1st, 2002.

CN 327 at Drummondville

Train number 327 (Joffre, QC to Massena, NY) is passing in front of Drummondville Station (MP 98.3, Drummondville Sub) on Sunday, June 8th 2003.

Sorel Turn

GP9RM 7275 is leading this westbound freight at Bruno Jct, on a bitterly cold morning. March 1st, 2003.

Ultratrain

CN's eastbound unit train no. 782, the Ultratrain is seen at St-Lambert, QC, on March 30th, 2002. The 4 - 17 cars sets will reach their final destination, St-Romuald's refinery, a few hours later.

CN 368

CN 368 is waiting on a siding at Rivière-des-Prairies, MP 132.8 CN St-Laurent Sub, before heading to northern Quebec on a warm June 23rd 2003.

CN's Special X 00921-02

Bound for Toronto, CN's Special train X 00921-02 is rushing through Dorval Station, a few minutes after leaving Taschereau Yard in Montréal, QC.

On the lead is Illinois Central's E9AR number 100. June 2nd, 2002.

Special Deadhead move

Illinois Central's E9AR number 102 and 103, painted in green/black/yellow CN's passenger livery of the '50s, are moving private dome car California Zephyr toward Montreal's Central Station for a special activity to be held on the following day.

They are seen here over the Lachine Canal, MP 2.9 Montreal Sub, on November 3rd, 2002.

Caboose 78448

CN-Leaside rebuilt wood caboose number 78448 is on static display at Parisville, QC, at the entrance of the "Parc linéaire du Petit Deschaillons". This is a bike path built on CN's former Deschaillon Sub, abandoned in the '80s.

July 14th, 2002.

Victoria Bridge

The Victoria Bridge was opened in 1858, and rebuild in 1899 to it's actual aspect. It links Montreal, QC to St-Lambert, QC over the St-Lawrence River. Picture taken on April 21st, 2002.

In Memoriam

On 30 December 1999, at approximately 1900 eastern standard time, CN Ultratrain No. 783 was travelling westward from Saint-Romuald, QC, on the north track of the Saint-Hyacinthe Sub. Near Mont-Saint-Hilaire, cars from train 783 derailed, fouling the adjacent south track. CN train No 306, which was travelling eastward on the south track at the time, collided with the cars of train 783 as they derailed. There was an explosion and some cars burned for more than four days, creating a smoke plume about 1,500 feet high. The two crew members on train 306 were fatally injured in the accident.

This stone was erected at the accident site in loving memory of Paul Davis and Yvan Thériault. Picture taken on April 7th, 2002.


 

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