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April 1st, 2021
We stopped to catch a CP northbound with foreign and heritage power on our way to Calgary.
Lacombe is just north of Red Deer, the midpoint between Edmonton and Calgary.
Calgary is the economic capital of Alberta, just east of Banff National Park.
April 2nd, 2021
We headed down to Calgary and across to Banff to explore, catching one at Morant's Curve.
Yoho National Park
Just over the Alberta-BC border from Banff and Lake Louise, Yoho is the site of CP's famous Spiral Tunnels -- not accessible in winter.
Banff National Park
Just west of Calgary, Banff is a scenic national park in the Rocky Mountains.
A CP eastbound eases its way through Morant's Curve.
April 13th, 2021
We ran across a rail train working on the bridge at Bretville Jct while working on some errands.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and a very busy railroad city.
A westbound manifest passes a rail train working at Bretville Junction.
April 24th, 2021
We went off to find a caboose I had spotted south of Bretville Jct a few days earlier while on errands, catching CN 189 and some four-axle power betwen Bretville and Clover Bar before lunch. After lunch, we returned to Bretville, finding CN 818 heading down the Camrose sub, CN 242 grain train heading east out of the city, CN 119 crossing the bridge, and CN 443 crossing off of the Camrose.
CN 189 crosses into Edmonton at Bretville Junction.
A mix of four four-axle units pull into Scotford yard.
Grain train CN 818 passes CN 443 just south of Bretville Jct.
Grain train CN 242 departs Edmonton.
CN 119 crosses the bridge into Edmonton.
CN 443 crosses the bridge into Edmonton as it comes off the Camrose sub. Camera 1/2.
CN 443 crosses the bridge into Edmonton as it comes off the Camrose sub. Camera 2/2.