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  1. CP 9531 Eastbound at 85th Street

    CP 9531 Eastbound at 85th Street

    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.
  2. CN Test

    CN Test

    CN Test Train heading south on the CN Three Hills Sub going towards Calgary
  3. May snow

    May snow

    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...
  4. Mix & match

    Mix & match

  5. For sale: GE 25T

    For sale: GE 25T

    #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...
  6. Richdale Grain

    Richdale Grain

    CN appears to be hiding 20 some grain cars on a siding at Richdale, Alberta.
  7. Back at the Ranch

    Back at the Ranch

    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.
  8. Alberta bound

    Alberta bound

    CN 115 is over the bridge with CN 8844, 8835, and 5303 on the lead. I caught the units on return on a road trip 2-days later.
  9. Via Classic

    Via Classic

    Via Passenger train through the Canadian Rockies near Lake Louise Alberta. The train no longer runs on CP's rails & now takes the more northerly route on CN's line through Yellowhead Pass.
  10. CP 8618

    CP 8618

    CP AC4400 8618 leads a autorack/intermodal train westbound out of Calgary.
  11. Alberta Pacific

    Alberta Pacific

    Alberta Pacific power resting between runs at Stettler AB. in May 2006
  12. Alberta Pacific

    Alberta Pacific

    Alberta Pacific power resting between runs at Stettler AB. in May 2006
  13. Alberta centennial train

    Alberta centennial train

    CPR Alberta centennial Empress steam train southbound out of Leduc, Alberta, on the anniversary run
  14. Driving through the snow

    Driving through the snow

  15. Morant Morning

    Morant Morning

    One of the best places to spent a summer morning, Morant's Curve Alberta, with a CP Westbound, July 17th, 2002
  16. SD38 Close Up

    SD38 Close Up

    CN SD38-2 #1652, Hinton Alberta, June 21st, 2003
  17. Sweep


    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
  18. Canac MLW

    Canac MLW

    Canac S13u #8701, September 2002, Edmonton AB. Canac is a division of CN
  19. A CN Morning

    A CN Morning

    CN 5516 rounds the curve at Brule Lake Alberta on the morning of June 1st, 2002
  20. sitting in the snow

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