Contrasting heavily with the winter earlier in the day, it's springtime in Calgary
Preparing to return to Alyth, GP9us 1696 and 8232 wait under the Calgary skyline
The Alyth hump switchers prepare to pick up another set of cars
Sitting beside the main track in Keith sattelite yard. Lots of motive hanging around that day... a pair of AC4400s on tracks to the right, and a pair of SD90/43s behind this train
CP AC4400 9713 is on the head of the CPR Christmas train as it sits on the siding at Brickburn, entertaining Calgarians a few cars back.
With the lights of Alyth yard in the distance, operator P. R. Hammond has his hands full. The temperature at 0200 is -42, and foreman are just arriving to begin repairing frozen power switches.
Switching the west end of Keith yard and blocking my only way out for two hours while they're at it....
Kicking up the fresh snow as it flies through Brickburn siding
Working east end Alyth on Boxing Day...
CP 6611 leads an icebreaker towards the Alyth hump.
A trio of GP38-2s smoke it up coming into Keith for some switching
A trio of GP38-2s is pulling into Keith yard, ready to perform some switching and head back to Alyth