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Its funny how looking at a picture can bring up all kinds of memories. I remember being called for this 453 around 0030 on Christmas eve 2009 with the usual lack of sleep beforehand. After grabbing our single SD40 from the Saskatoon diesel shops and tying on to our train in the yard, the "fun" began. Though I don't recall all the specifics, the next five or so hours can be summed up as total gridlock! Once we finally escaped, we had a lift and setout at Warman and a setout at Langham, all done in frigid darkness of course. Around 0900 I remember being on the home stretch to the hotel in North Battleford, when I looked in the mirror and thought, "I really should grab my camera.... nah screw it, too tired" and going back to the normal forward stare. But alas it wasn't long before common sense prevailed and memories were made.
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Caption: Its funny how looking at a picture can bring up all kinds of memories. I remember being called for this 453 around 0030 on Christmas eve 2009 with the usual lack of sleep beforehand. After grabbing our single SD40 from the Saskatoon diesel shops and tying on to our train in the yard, the "fun" began. Though I don't recall all the specifics, the next five or so hours can be summed up as total gridlock! Once we finally escaped, we had a lift and setout at Warman and a setout at Langham, all done in frigid darkness of course. Around 0900 I remember being on the home stretch to the hotel in North Battleford, when I looked in the mirror and thought, "I really should grab my camera.... nah screw it, too tired" and going back to the normal forward stare. But alas it wasn't long before common sense prevailed and memories were made.

Photographer:
Matt Watson [619] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/24/2009 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: CN 453 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Aberdeen sub (search)
City/Town: CN Aberdeen Sub (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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One Comment
  1. Glad you pulled it out – a serene scene!

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