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I saw this go by as a cabhop at 9:30 from my house in Redwater. I waited awhile before going to take photos, I knew they would be busy building a train at Egremont. My arrival at 10:30 found them about halfway done to building a train. The cars they came for were stored on the abandoned portion of the Lac La Biche Sub and the Egremont siding was not a large one. So, it was a few cars at a time, runaround them, shove them down the main, cutoff, go get a few more. This photo shows them busy doing what I just mentioned. By 12:30, a train of 65 empty covered hoppers was rolling through Redwater and on the way to Edmonton.
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Caption: I saw this go by as a cabhop at 9:30 from my house in Redwater. I waited awhile before going to take photos, I knew they would be busy building a train at Egremont. My arrival at 10:30 found them about halfway done to building a train. The cars they came for were stored on the abandoned portion of the Lac La Biche Sub and the Egremont siding was not a large one. So, it was a few cars at a time, runaround them, shove them down the main, cutoff, go get a few more. This photo shows them busy doing what I just mentioned. By 12:30, a train of 65 empty covered hoppers was rolling through Redwater and on the way to Edmonton.

Photographer:
R.W. [296] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/18/1985 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1079 (search)
Train Symbol: Work Extra (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Lac La Biche Sub. (search)
City/Town: Egremont (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Nice, and long hood leading as originally built.

  2. I love how detailed and sharp this is. Nicely done, technically a perfect photo.

    I’m always torn on these long hood forward – my brain doesn’t prefer it but I know it’s supposed to be this way.

    Any of these still around somewhere?

  3. Checked my other photos to confirm, the 1079 was leading in this photo. The engineer had not changed ends yet. http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38992 here is the 1069 leading and with hoppers in tow at 12:30. I had written a bunch of times in my notes and reading my captions the times do not make sense. So, all sorted out, the times should read, saw as cabhop in Redwater at 9:00, photos in Egremont (this photo) 10:30, photo of 1069 leading to Edmonton is 12:30.
    Thanks for your comment Steve, I appreciate that very much. It has taken a lot of trial and error with sharpening and what actually needs to be cleaned from the scan to arrive at what my photos look like now.

  4. It is another incredible beauty, I love seeing these!

  5. Thank you Mr. Klaucker :-)

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