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Being in the right place at the right time allowed me to capture this rolling meet between competitors. It was a pretty intense few minutes beforehand as I could hear both trains whistling at nearby crossings. The CP 466 popped into view first with a pleasant surprise in the form of two SD40-2's along for the ride. Seconds later a much slower CN 115 came into view. If this had all happened about ten seconds later, the scene would have been in full sun. That being said I still went away feeling quite satisfied. But there was no time to let it sink in as I made a quick decision to go after the CP. 
 
Now for the numbers's 

CP# 466 (Red Deer-Sutherland) 
CP 8500,5790,5976 

CN# 115 (Toronto-Calgary)
CN 2570,2448,GECX9148
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Caption: Being in the right place at the right time allowed me to capture this rolling meet between competitors. It was a pretty intense few minutes beforehand as I could hear both trains whistling at nearby crossings. The CP 466 popped into view first with a pleasant surprise in the form of two SD40-2's along for the ride. Seconds later a much slower CN 115 came into view. If this had all happened about ten seconds later, the scene would have been in full sun. That being said I still went away feeling quite satisfied. But there was no time to let it sink in as I made a quick decision to go after the CP. Now for the numbers's CP# 466 (Red Deer-Sutherland) CP 8500,5790,5976 CN# 115 (Toronto-Calgary) CN 2570,2448,GECX9148

Photographer:
Matt Watson [225] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/30/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2570 CP8500 (search)
Train Symbol: CN#115 CP#466 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Biggar (search)
City/Town: Biggar (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Wicked!

  2. Nice buffer car.

  3. Ho…ly…cow! The timing was bang on for you here. Way to go!

  4. Horseshoes!!?? He was loaded. Its a wonder his pants stayed up.

  5. Nice! Somebody had their horseshoe with them :)

  6. Gorgeous photo! Great timing too.

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