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West of Swift Current by 67 miles on the Maple Creek subdivision, and with 80 miles to go to reach the next crew change point at Medicine Hat in Alberta, a combination of one SD40-2 (5677) and one GP9 (8657) has a westward train rolling by the lone grain elevator at Piapot (named after Cree chief Payipwat) in Saskatchewan on Thursday 1976-10-14.  

If that date rings a bell, perhaps it is because it was the day a Canada-wide day of protest or general strike occurred due to a federal wage control program.

If the Piapot grain elevator is recognized, possibly that is related to a news photo of it being moved by road in January 1979 (to where I do not know, possibly a museum).  Check https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Changes-in-the-collection-and-cleaning-of-grain-led-to-the-near-elimination-of-grain_fig5_338035679 for one version.
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Caption: West of Swift Current by 67 miles on the Maple Creek subdivision, and with 80 miles to go to reach the next crew change point at Medicine Hat in Alberta, a combination of one SD40-2 (5677) and one GP9 (8657) has a westward train rolling by the lone grain elevator at Piapot (named after Cree chief Payipwat) in Saskatchewan on Thursday 1976-10-14.

If that date rings a bell, perhaps it is because it was the day a Canada-wide day of protest or general strike occurred due to a federal wage control program.

If the Piapot grain elevator is recognized, possibly that is related to a news photo of it being moved by road in January 1979 (to where I do not know, possibly a museum). Check https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Changes-in-the-collection-and-cleaning-of-grain-led-to-the-near-elimination-of-grain_fig5_338035679 for one version.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [167] (more) (contact)
Date: 1976-10-14 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5677 (search)
Train Symbol: Westward grain (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Maple Creek sub. (67.1) (search)
City/Town: Piapot (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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