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With February 14 fast approaching I figured what better place to upload a shot from than the town of Love, Saskatchewan. I was chasing the Torch River from Choiceland to Nipawan and they move so slowly that it was pretty easy to scope every crossing, yet alone town, along the way. When it came to the town of Love, there wasn't much to be had in the way of angles and I probably would have moved along without shooting here if not for the town sign, with not one but two hearts - how fitting. I figured this was unique enough to warrant including in a shot so I stuck around. Not much happening in town here - a couple dozen houses and a post office. Quaint place to say the least, and the locals are mighty friendly. Had a nice chat with the people who live on the southeast corner of the crossing. They were quite taken aback that here I was hanging out in their town waiting for a train, having come all the way from Ontario. But hey, a lone GMD-1 hauling 25 grain loads on the northernmost rail line in Saskatchewan? Love indeed, at least for this guy.
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Caption: With February 14 fast approaching I figured what better place to upload a shot from than the town of Love, Saskatchewan. I was chasing the Torch River from Choiceland to Nipawan and they move so slowly that it was pretty easy to scope every crossing, yet alone town, along the way. When it came to the town of Love, there wasn't much to be had in the way of angles and I probably would have moved along without shooting here if not for the town sign, with not one but two hearts - how fitting. I figured this was unique enough to warrant including in a shot so I stuck around. Not much happening in town here - a couple dozen houses and a post office. Quaint place to say the least, and the locals are mighty friendly. Had a nice chat with the people who live on the southeast corner of the crossing. They were quite taken aback that here I was hanging out in their town waiting for a train, having come all the way from Ontario. But hey, a lone GMD-1 hauling 25 grain loads on the northernmost rail line in Saskatchewan? Love indeed, at least for this guy.

Photographer:
James Knott [311] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/30/2019 (search)
Railway: Torch River Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: 1432 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: White Fox Sub (search)
City/Town: Love (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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7 Comments
  1. That made me dizzy, Larry. Haha :)

  2. Reading up on this unit on the CNRHA, there is involved history with this engine. Originally, this unit started out as the 1008. Then re-built to the 1602, keeping the A1A trucks. The 1602 was then re-built to the 1432, in this process it lost its fuel tank and A1A trucks in a swap with the 1163. The original A1A 1063, of course, was re-built to the BB 1163. After the swap with the 1602, and getting A1A’s again, the 1163 was renumbered back to 1063. The revived 1063 along with the 1600 & 1601 became the last 3 operating A1A units on the CN, until replaced by GP38′s in 1999. So, the A1A trucks that were originally on the unit in the photo above, became one of the last to ride the light rails on CN. Whew! I hope you got all that. :-)

  3. Sure James, I’ve thrown a couple in the queue.

  4. Thanks Matt. Yeah just looking at an older version on street view just now that reads “Love… home of 57 loving hearts!” For those curious what it says in the shot above, it now reads “Love. Home of many loving hearts, several handsome dogs, few cute cats.” The smaller sign below reads “Love rocks!” in both street view and above.

    Would be most interested to see more of your CP shots along the White Fox one day if you’re ever so inclined!

  5. Cool shot James, it looks like they’ve updated the sign since I shot it in 07.

  6. No pun intended, right Larry? Haha

  7. What a lovely photo. :-)

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