Extra freight approaches the recently opened derailment site at the east end of Gainford, Alberta that had the Edson Sub shut down for over 3 days.
CN SD70M-2 8900 and C40-8M 2442 lead 171 car Winnipeg-Vancouver train G811 west on the Edson Sub. Mid-train assisting the move were C44-9Ws 2632 and 2687 being controlled remotely.
Spotless CN ES44DC 2312 leads a long Q117 westward all by its lonesome.
Intermodal takes off after a quick crew change.
Q115 coasts downgrade just south of Swalwell, AB. Here, the track dips into a valley, crosses a river on a trestle and climbs back towards Beiseker. The prairies are not that flat!
With a spotless C40-8M on the point, Benbow, AB-Coquitlam, BC loaded sulphur train S705 speeds west along the scenic west end of the Edson Subdivision, crossing the Snake Indian River.
CN ES44DC 2263 and SD70M-2 8915 cross to the north track at English with 101 car train M301.
Chicago-Roberts Bank train Q119 climbs into Jasper.
This will take some getting used to! The new trainset for VIA Rail's "Skeena" trains #5/6 has just arrived from the east on train #1 and is prepped for service in the coming days.
Changes for The Skeena. VIA Rail has sent 2 RDCs to Jasper for testing and presumable use on trains #5 and #6 between Jasper and Prince Rupert. VIA 6251 and 6219 are tacked onto the tailend of The... (more)
New power for The Skeena. The rumours were true. VIA Rail has sent 2 RDCs to Jasper for testing and presumable use on trains #5 and #6 between Jasper and Prince Rupert. VIA 6251 and 6219 are tacke... (more)
VIA's "The Canadian" blasts westbound towards Jasper while Rough Trade's "High School Confidential" blasts over on Hinton's "The Eagle 97.5"...doesn't get much more Canadian than that!
Borrowed UP Power leads a Northbound out of Lethbridge on a crisp Remembrance Day morning.
Hotshot intermodal train 101 rounds the bend at Gap Lake, just West of the hamlet of Exshaw.
CP 2236 and CP 2245 head back to Calgary after a day's work out at Carseland.