HC3011 in Sudbury CPRail yard, April 2005.
Update 2013-08: Trains are shorter, and at this time of year with more pulpwood loads. Most of the track has been re-ballasted, ties replaced, and some rail work has begun.
here for more. CPR built the Sudbury - Soo line when the Liberals were in power in the 1880s. They didn't want to spend the money to build north of Lake Superior. When Sir John A MacDonald won the next election, the all-Canadian route was reinstated, and the Sudbury - Soo line became a branch.
3010, 3011, and 3013 are the regular power on this line. 3012 has disappeared. Rumour is that an inexperienced maintainer put plain water in its engine block on a very cold night. When the water froze, the block cracked.
Update 2016-01-06: 3012 is back again.
HC3013 eb Blind River 2005-10-18
These rebuilt GP-40s are the usual locomotives on the HCRy now. Occasionally, HCRy rents motive power from CPRail or HCLX, but I haven't had a camera handy when they came through, or else it was at night.