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A westbound grain train was coming out of Saskatoon, and 401 was coming right behind, so I went west of town to what I thought was a nice bend on the Watrous Sub just southeast of Asquith and awaited both. Wouldn't you know it though, clouds impeded shots of both trains. Not wanting to come away empty handed, I followed the grid roads in an attempt to get out ahead of 401 to try at it again. I figured it wouldn't be too hard, both it and the grain train weren't moving all that fast. The grain train was in excess of 11,000 feet (two head end Tier 4s, 175 loaded hoppers, and a mid-train DPU Tier 4 in there somewhere) and 401 was a not-too-shabby 10,864 feet itself. I wasn't overly happy with the subsequent vantage points I came across until I saw this truck, and I knew right away that I found my spot and what the shot would be - it was just a matter of hoping the clouds would cooperate this time. Not pictured, but certainly adding to the whole experience, was two cows which had gotten out from a nearby farm who were standing on the road a couple hundred feet behind me just staring blankly at me.
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Caption: A westbound grain train was coming out of Saskatoon, and 401 was coming right behind, so I went west of town to what I thought was a nice bend on the Watrous Sub just southeast of Asquith and awaited both. Wouldn't you know it though, clouds impeded shots of both trains. Not wanting to come away empty handed, I followed the grid roads in an attempt to get out ahead of 401 to try at it again. I figured it wouldn't be too hard, both it and the grain train weren't moving all that fast. The grain train was in excess of 11,000 feet (two head end Tier 4s, 175 loaded hoppers, and a mid-train DPU Tier 4 in there somewhere) and 401 was a not-too-shabby 10,864 feet itself. I wasn't overly happy with the subsequent vantage points I came across until I saw this truck, and I knew right away that I found my spot and what the shot would be - it was just a matter of hoping the clouds would cooperate this time. Not pictured, but certainly adding to the whole experience, was two cows which had gotten out from a nearby farm who were standing on the road a couple hundred feet behind me just staring blankly at me.

Photographer:
James Knott [209] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/28/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3817 (search)
Train Symbol: 401 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Watrous Sub (search)
City/Town: Juniata (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Thanks guys. It was fortunate there were two units on the head end of this one too. The angle wouldn’t have accommodated three.

  2. Framing is awesome with this one!

  3. That’s toasted and frosted.
    You did find a great Ford to put in your photo. Nice red one too. :-) The clouds are spot on.

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