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I was up before sunrise, and made the trek down from Moose Jaw to Assiniboia where I planned to spend at least one night, and perhaps two, depending on how things were going down there. In fact, the roof visible over the tanks is the hotel I stayed in during my time there. After nearly hitting a few deer on the pre-sunrise trip down a mostly deserted Highway 2 (seemed to be a recurring theme each day), I made it to Assiniboia. By this point the sun was starting to shine brightly, and not long after the crew of 777 had pulled the power ahead away from the shops and up next to the offices (out of frame) where they presumably went to get the paperwork for the day. The clouds in the background made for a nice - if not dramatic - shot here in the yard, but had me a bit worried about what my day was going to look like. This was one of the times though when I didn't mind a crew working the yard for four hours before finally departing, because it gave the clouds a chance to blow over and break up a bit, allowing for some sunny shots in the chase such as this one at Woodrow. I have said it before in previous posts, but truly a great bunch of people at the GWR - management, crew, and fellow railfans alike. If any of you find your way out there, I'd be happy to put you in touch with them. I hope to get back out there myself sooner rather than later.
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Caption: I was up before sunrise, and made the trek down from Moose Jaw to Assiniboia where I planned to spend at least one night, and perhaps two, depending on how things were going down there. In fact, the roof visible over the tanks is the hotel I stayed in during my time there. After nearly hitting a few deer on the pre-sunrise trip down a mostly deserted Highway 2 (seemed to be a recurring theme each day), I made it to Assiniboia. By this point the sun was starting to shine brightly, and not long after the crew of 777 had pulled the power ahead away from the shops and up next to the offices (out of frame) where they presumably went to get the paperwork for the day. The clouds in the background made for a nice - if not dramatic - shot here in the yard, but had me a bit worried about what my day was going to look like. This was one of the times though when I didn't mind a crew working the yard for four hours before finally departing, because it gave the clouds a chance to blow over and break up a bit, allowing for some sunny shots in the chase such as this one at Woodrow. I have said it before in previous posts, but truly a great bunch of people at the GWR - management, crew, and fellow railfans alike. If any of you find your way out there, I'd be happy to put you in touch with them. I hope to get back out there myself sooner rather than later.

Photographer:
James Knott [312] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/26/2019 (search)
Railway: Great Western Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: GWRS 575 (search)
Train Symbol: 777 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Assiniboia (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Even patched-out that paint scheme is still great. Sweet lighting Jamie.

  2. Thanks Larry – I really like the look of sunlit orange units (G&W too) against a darkening sky.

  3. It sure does look unusual to have no letters adorning the nose crest. Superb light for this scene and the illumination goes well with the colour of the units. :-)

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