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I was more-or-less meandering aimlessly across the prairies on this day. The goal was to get from Assiniboia to Saskatoon but I was taking the scenic route to say the least. I got up first thing and took the back roads from Assiniboia to Chaplin where I shot an eastbound past the elevator, then it was Swift Current for breakfast. From there, I headed north to check out Big Sky Rail country, not expecting to see any trains but at the very least to see their territory. As expected, Big Sky was dead but there were still cool locations to take in such as Wartime. From the Wartime area I was planning to head further north to the Biggar/Asquith areas. As I got to Rosetown though I heard CN L540 come across the radio with the 2432 on point, giving the section crew in town a heads up that they were on approach. I got the trackside guide out to check the mileage on the sub to make sure they weren't already passed me, then I headed to the east end of town and waited a handful of minutes for them to come. On this day, 540 was 46 grain loads and 10 frac sand empties. I chased them along the sub for a while, before eventually turning back north where I would later end up in Asquith and Juniata.
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Caption: I was more-or-less meandering aimlessly across the prairies on this day. The goal was to get from Assiniboia to Saskatoon but I was taking the scenic route to say the least. I got up first thing and took the back roads from Assiniboia to Chaplin where I shot an eastbound past the elevator, then it was Swift Current for breakfast. From there, I headed north to check out Big Sky Rail country, not expecting to see any trains but at the very least to see their territory. As expected, Big Sky was dead but there were still cool locations to take in such as Wartime. From the Wartime area I was planning to head further north to the Biggar/Asquith areas. As I got to Rosetown though I heard CN L540 come across the radio with the 2432 on point, giving the section crew in town a heads up that they were on approach. I got the trackside guide out to check the mileage on the sub to make sure they weren't already passed me, then I headed to the east end of town and waited a handful of minutes for them to come. On this day, 540 was 46 grain loads and 10 frac sand empties. I chased them along the sub for a while, before eventually turning back north where I would later end up in Asquith and Juniata.

Photographer:
James Knott [293] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/28/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2432 (search)
Train Symbol: 540 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Rosetown Sub (search)
City/Town: Rosetown (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Thanks Benjamin, I’m partial to the prairies as well.

  2. Great photo, love prairie shots.

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