This month we again had many excellent photos submitted for the WINTER PREVIEW photo contest. I am again impressed by the quality of photos we receive from our readers and it was again difficult to pick a winner. We at CRO hope you enjoy the photo contest and your comments are welcome.

Canadian Railway Observations is happy to announce


is the winner of

Winter Preview

Photo Contest


Bruce's photo is a true image of winter with the cold air and escaping exhaust of towering smokestacks. Although there is no snow in Bruce's photo, it still reminds you of those cold days of November that are just a Winter Preview of things to come.


Congratulations to Bruce and thank you to all that submitted photos.


Winning photo and runner up photos can be seen at


All entries can be seen at


Just email your photos to

but make sure you put PHOTO CONTEST and the MONTH in the subject line .



Remember, the photo must have been taken in the same month as the contest.

To make sure your photos are not rejected, read the photo submission guidelines






December is the month that separates the fair weather photographer from the all weather type.

This month we are looking for the best "Winter Bite Me" photo. One that makes you want to go and turn up the thermostat. So put on the long underwear, get the thermal socks, your favorite warm drink and wait for the next snow storm and head out there. IT'S SNOWTIME.


We have a special prize for those that brave the cold and capture the winning photo.

A set of marker lights from CN 4104 that was scrapped after a switching error.



The lenses were removed with CN's permission when CN 4104 was being scrapped.

Here are some photos as CN 4104 was being stripped of some of its parts.



Good Luck.

The CRO team


CRO December 2010