It's spring in Calgary - That means brown grass, a few green shoots, and snowfall as unpredictable as a wounded boar.
Here's 672, an eastbound potash train, coming into Calgary with the rocky mountains in the background.
CN 864 departs Chappelle JCT under falling snow, with 26 ALNX hoppers on the tail of the 2nd section following 2.5 hours later. Going to storage on the PNL Im guessing. Ive seen a block of 47 old CNWX Trudeau aluminums coming into town for scrapping back in November, leaving lots of storage...
#1501 worked for Alberta Sugar out of Picture Butte from 1956 to 1979, when the plant closed. He was then transferred to Taber, lasting there until 1997, relieved by Manitoba Sugar GE 45T when the respective Winnipeg plant closed. The unit was then sold to Canadian Railserve LTD, likely working...
I had my scanner on hand, and I was informed the the CP 8817 was coming in my direction. He didn't have any defects either. Here we see CP Sulphur empties passing the Discovery Wildlife Park at Innisfail, Alberta. Family get togethers always have a visit from CP Rail.
What do yuo get when you ribuild a switcher with a geep long hood? a sweep of course! Official CN model designation is SW1200RM, but the nickmane has a better ring to it. Edmonton Alberta September 2002
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