Last evening while looking at a topographical map that showed the rail line for the CP Brooks sub, I noticed that there was a curve in the track near where highway 817 comes together with highway 22X. Based on the location and positioning of the curve, I realized it would be the perfect location for a early morning shoot.
Early morning found me headed out to capture images of a train making an approach to this location. Just after sunrise I was in position after scouting the area, and chossing the best location for my camera. Chatter on my scanner gave me a heads-up as to the approaching train, and I soon heard the whistle as the train passed through Carsland located about 5 kilometers further west.
Upon seeing the train entering the curve through the fog, I was pleased to see that instead of the usual Intermodal string of cars, this pair of locomotives with engine 6073 in the lead, were actually pulling a string of specialized rail cars loaded with continuous welded rail, each rail length a 1/4 mile long.
I had no idea where they were headed, but I was pleased to capture images of the train as it passed through my field of view.
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Another view of the CWR Train as seen here, and how it works...…