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It's heavy enough to ride on eight axels, and it's important enough to be cut in behind the engines. As far as my research goes, this thing is a Drawwork, a large electronic winch used with Oil Rigs. Yard engine 1546 watches his train go into a yard track at Moose Jaw.
CP 8616 is the leader here, and I traced him to Brudenbury the next morning. This is possibly the CP 672, a Potash run to mines in the Saskatoon area. What he's doing on the Swift Current sub? I don't know. He probably ran up the Lanigan sub in Regina, or all the way down to Poratge la Prarie...
CP 1631 and 1621 violently smash things together in the west yards of Moose Jaw. Kicking cars is the method of choice, and even at 3 mph a single hopper banging into a consist sounds worse than a thunder storm. The sound travels well too, so you can hear it from several city blocks away.
Two moose cross the CN mainline, 5 minutes after CN 101 has gone through. This is not in a provincial park or the mountains however - right outside of Saskatoon city limits! A "flat" Prairie city.
This would make for a great "When keeping it real goes wrong" segment on...
CP 9705, a basic AC4400CW sits alone with some fuel tankers. Behind the unit, you can see the power for one of the Toronto-Coquitlam trains sitting at the mainline fuel pad. I took this shot from the adjacent KFC.
Canpotex hoppers depart the city scapes of Moose Jaw. I have a very strong hatread of such trains, and I was kind of P.O'd when it prooved to be the most common operation on the Indian Head line. The train did have DPUs, though.
What ever it is, it's employed as some sort of guard for a crossing a few feet from the yards on the CP Outlook sub. It appears to be a semi-dismantled crossing fixture, and I am unaware if it controls the cars or the trains.
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