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...grain elevators....vintage in service

 
VIA Rail train #2 cruises through Punnichy, Saskatchewan

 
the siding in front of the Elevator appears to have seen recent use, and Punnichy is shown as an active station on the CN Rail website

 
September 20, 2018 digital by S.Danko

 
what's interesting


place name  Punnichy is absent from the Watrous Subdivision Timetable, Punnichy is a couple miles East of Quinton mile 77.6 Watrous Subdivision
 

note the Punnichy Cyclist admiring the train – bottom left corner

 
another first for the photographer: two Park cars on the same The Canadian train (  I have seen this before, first time photo capture – better view to posted soon)
 
 
that 'green eye' was a pleasant sight as forward progress was frequently interrupted 

 
vintage grain elevator: circa 1978 courtesy A.W.M.    
   Broadview  
     

 
more vintage grain elevator: circa 1978 courtesy A.W.M.       
   Coalhurst  

 
and contrast,  the Toronto section of the CP Rail The Canadian circa 1977 courtesy A.W.M.  
  Parry Sound  
  
 
More (freshly painted) CP Rail:  
  Kleinburg  
 
 
sdfourty
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...grain elevators....vintage in service

VIA Rail train #2 cruises through Punnichy, Saskatchewan

the siding in front of the Elevator appears to have seen recent use, and Punnichy is shown as an active station on the CN Rail website

September 20, 2018 digital by S.Danko

what's interesting

place name Punnichy is absent from the Watrous Subdivision Timetable, Punnichy is a couple miles East of Quinton mile 77.6 Watrous Subdivision

note the Punnichy Cyclist admiring the train – bottom left corner

another first for the photographer: two Park cars on the same The Canadian train ( I have seen this before, first time photo capture – better view to posted soon)

that 'green eye' was a pleasant sight as forward progress was frequently interrupted

vintage grain elevator: circa 1978 courtesy A.W.M. Broadview

more vintage grain elevator: circa 1978 courtesy A.W.M. Coalhurst

and contrast, the Toronto section of the CP Rail The Canadian circa 1977 courtesy A.W.M. Parry Sound

More (freshly painted) CP Rail: Kleinburg

sdfourty

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Date: 20/09/2018 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA #2 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA #2 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Punnichy, Saskatchewan (search)
City/Town: Punnichy (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Just for fun, I checked through some of my older maps. The 1965 Across Canada CN map (a big fold out map, the front of the map shows the 6516 with Mount Robson in the background) has Punnichy shown on it. I have another CN map from 1966/67, it is in the same style as the Across Canada, but Punnichy is no longer shown.

  2. Punnichy was at some point years ago a siding but no longer is hence why its not in the time table. This elevator hasnt been loading railcars in years. The back track there is only used for engineering equipment and B/O set offs.

  3. Not sure if it’s still visible but this used to be the location of a large coaling tower on the south side of the main and, about 15 years ago, you could still see foundations and the grade for the elevated track for coal hoppers.

  4. Sad looking old structure, but great that it is active. Certainly an unusual photograph. Hope it was a good trip, even though slow at times. :o )

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