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519 was the Edson Sub Local. I have only seen it a hand full of times. I don't know if it went all the way to Hinton, but I am pretty sure that it would hit Edson. Really, there were not that many customers along the line. 
I don't remember taking the picture, but there are so few bridges over the tracks, I think that I have the location down. I am virtually certain that the train is westbound.
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Caption: 519 was the Edson Sub Local. I have only seen it a hand full of times. I don't know if it went all the way to Hinton, but I am pretty sure that it would hit Edson. Really, there were not that many customers along the line. I don't remember taking the picture, but there are so few bridges over the tracks, I think that I have the location down. I am virtually certain that the train is westbound.

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Steve Young [781] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/16/1995 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4011 (search)
Train Symbol: 519 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Spruce Grove (search)
City/Town: Spruce Grove (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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6 Comments
  1. ….Continued….
    So we had the Trackside Guide, a radio and what we witnessed. Information was scarce.

  2. Thank you for the information. It wasn’t until I knew that I was leaving the area/country that I connected with Edmonton railfan. Before that time, I had met Fred Clark, but he was like me, with no inside connections. Also, when the internet was dial up.

  3. Hinton was served by a turn out of Jasper and, later, the locomotive stayed in Hinton and the crew drove in from Jasper. The train above never, that I know of, went past Wabamun. I’m not sure where the boxcars went in the 90′s or later but there was a lumber mill at Whitewood they may have run into occasionally. Fly ash from the power plants has been a growing source of traffic for this train. Once in a while, while I lived in Stony Plain, there would be grain cars of corn feed from the USA, asphalt tank cars for local paving projects and the odd boxcar, usually in OCS service. The power assignments to the train became chaotic as the during the 2000′s. Everything from GP-38′s , alone or in pairs, single SD-4o’s and, even, a single ex-NAR SD-38.

  4. …. Continued….
    I can see no other customers on the Edson Sub east of Hinton.

  5. I have seen this train with box cars and hoppers. The box cars suggested it went to Hinton’s paper/wood product plants. But this is just a guess.
    The hoppers could be transporting ash, waste from the crappy coal they were burning out by Wabamen.

  6. Back in the day, this was known as the Wabamun turn whether or not it got that far. It switched the power plants at Wabamun and Sundance. I’ve shot a lot of pix from where you were standing to take this. In fact, three times, the same CN cop chased me off…..until he discovered I ride motorbikes, which he does also.

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