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The bi-weekly grain extra was making a stop at the Redwater elevators on a sunny Fall day. The 5516, 5511 and 5592 almost have the cars at their mark as the engineer, with handset out the window, replies an affirmative "half a car". The 5516 looks to have been through the wash rack very recently. The lumber pile in the foreground did disappear over the next year or so. Many of the grade crossings were redone, making a number of them much smoother to negotiate.
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Caption: The bi-weekly grain extra was making a stop at the Redwater elevators on a sunny Fall day. The 5516, 5511 and 5592 almost have the cars at their mark as the engineer, with handset out the window, replies an affirmative "half a car". The 5516 looks to have been through the wash rack very recently. The lumber pile in the foreground did disappear over the next year or so. Many of the grade crossings were redone, making a number of them much smoother to negotiate.

Photographer:
Seth B. [143] (more) (contact)
Date: Last week of Sept., 1986 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5516 (search)
Train Symbol: 584 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Coronado Sub. (search)
City/Town: Redwater (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Wow that’s clean. Great scene Seth.

  2. Your comment lead me to check through my notes. :-) I see that it should be looking very fresh. My last photo of it was on April 10/86, in the old black noodle scheme. So, sometime between April and this photo it went for conversion into a Zebra. The ultimate paint job for CN GP-38′s,IMO. Thanks Jason.

  3. Looks to be very light rail. 80 lbs ,maybe 60 lbs ?
    Great picture!

  4. 60lb rail was used for the elevator track at Redwater. The siding and mainline were both 85lb rail. The siding at Kerensky has 60lb rail, I took a photo there showing a date of 1904 on a section of it. Pretty good life time, 80 years, for a rail. :-) Thanks Kevin.

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