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I'd set out in the morning north from Saskatoon towards Prince Albert, being told that Carlton Trail might be running that day. I bumped into a friendly maintainer around Duck Lake who told me there would be no trains, so after chatting for a bit I turned around for the long, defeated trip back to Saskatoon. When I got to Warman I decided to detour a bit and head to the west side of Saskatoon and just check things out given everything was new to me anyways. When I got towards the Watrous Sub, this massive elevator unexpectedly appeared (it is so new it is not even on Google Maps yet), and luckily for me, a train was being loaded there. This was quite the sight to watch for a few hours in between catching mainline freights on the Watrous, as it is a rather interesting setup there. The track is a massive loop that can accommodate the loading of a full-sized unit grain train, and they just keep shoving back around the loop one car at a time until the entire train is loaded. I know, I'd rather have caught something at an old prairie sentinel, but for someone from Southern Ontario, this was still quite the treat.
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Caption: I'd set out in the morning north from Saskatoon towards Prince Albert, being told that Carlton Trail might be running that day. I bumped into a friendly maintainer around Duck Lake who told me there would be no trains, so after chatting for a bit I turned around for the long, defeated trip back to Saskatoon. When I got to Warman I decided to detour a bit and head to the west side of Saskatoon and just check things out given everything was new to me anyways. When I got towards the Watrous Sub, this massive elevator unexpectedly appeared (it is so new it is not even on Google Maps yet), and luckily for me, a train was being loaded there. This was quite the sight to watch for a few hours in between catching mainline freights on the Watrous, as it is a rather interesting setup there. The track is a massive loop that can accommodate the loading of a full-sized unit grain train, and they just keep shoving back around the loop one car at a time until the entire train is loaded. I know, I'd rather have caught something at an old prairie sentinel, but for someone from Southern Ontario, this was still quite the treat.

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James Knott [225] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/23/208 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CREX 1525 (search)
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City/Town: Regional Municipality of Vanscoy (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Very nice scene James.

  2. One thing I should have added in the description, when I came back the next day, the train had been fully loaded and was tied down with the power now adjacent to those silos and pointing the opposite way. It sat there all day that Saturday and when I checked things out again before my flight on Sunday it had departed.

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