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Viewed from the Central Avenue overpass in Prince Albert on Thursday 1981-09-24, with the headend on CN’s Duck Lake sub. and tailend still on CN’s Tisdale sub., this is CP’s freight westward to Meadow Lake.  This area was a spider’s web of CP running rights on numerous CN lines, and RS-23 lightweights CP 8018 + 8016 + 8015 have yet to navigate parts of the Blaine Lake and Big River subs. before reaching CP rails at Tobey near Debden.

Other than the CP yard in Prince Albert (parallel to and a couple blocks north of CN’s), the nearest CP tracks were Northway at 18.9 miles to the east, Sharpe at 18.2 miles to the north, and Tobey at 60.2 miles to the west.

Today, while the Prince Albert depot remains, much of the branchline network is history, and Carlton Trail Railway operates what remains.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Ken Perry all rights reserved.



Caption: Viewed from the Central Avenue overpass in Prince Albert on Thursday 1981-09-24, with the headend on CN’s Duck Lake sub. and tailend still on CN’s Tisdale sub., this is CP’s freight westward to Meadow Lake. This area was a spider’s web of CP running rights on numerous CN lines, and RS-23 lightweights CP 8018 + 8016 + 8015 have yet to navigate parts of the Blaine Lake and Big River subs. before reaching CP rails at Tobey near Debden.

Other than the CP yard in Prince Albert (parallel to and a couple blocks north of CN’s), the nearest CP tracks were Northway at 18.9 miles to the east, Sharpe at 18.2 miles to the north, and Tobey at 60.2 miles to the west.

Today, while the Prince Albert depot remains, much of the branchline network is history, and Carlton Trail Railway operates what remains.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [176] (more) (contact)
Date: 1981-09-24 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8018 (search)
Train Symbol: Meadow Lake (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Duck Lake sub. (0.0) (search)
City/Town: Prince Albert (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Check https://maps.app.goo.gl/6Nz5CJpG1mNjKqCU9?g_st=im for a recent view of the Prince Albert depot, and http://sasktrails.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Abandoned-Rail-Lines-Sask.pdf for a map of the spider’s web of tracks once around there.

  2. Thats a real beauty, Ken.

  3. Wow! Great image!

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