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The back Story:

On my travels through the Rockies, I made a stop at Field BC. I managed to find a good spot just west of town and waited for a westbound to arrive. One did eventually arrive, but an Eastbound Grain beat it to the crew change spot. The prized westbound was blocked from view.

I decided to not to let the shot go to waste, and the above is the outcome. all railfans will snap photos of the head end power, and we take the rolling stock for granted. Here in this photo, are cars that have seen several thousand miles of track, and show their age. The "Canadian Wheat board" or maybe known as "Trudeau Hoppers" have been an icon of Canadian grain trains for decades. On my travels I have heard rumours that by 2037, all of these hopper cars will be retired. If these rumours are true, it will be strange not to see these cars grace the rails.
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Caption: The back Story: On my travels through the Rockies, I made a stop at Field BC. I managed to find a good spot just west of town and waited for a westbound to arrive. One did eventually arrive, but an Eastbound Grain beat it to the crew change spot. The prized westbound was blocked from view. I decided to not to let the shot go to waste, and the above is the outcome. all railfans will snap photos of the head end power, and we take the rolling stock for granted. Here in this photo, are cars that have seen several thousand miles of track, and show their age. The "Canadian Wheat board" or maybe known as "Trudeau Hoppers" have been an icon of Canadian grain trains for decades. On my travels I have heard rumours that by 2037, all of these hopper cars will be retired. If these rumours are true, it will be strange not to see these cars grace the rails.

Photographer:
Troy Melody [19] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/09/2015 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: N/A (search)
Train Symbol: 300+ (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Laggan Sub. (search)
City/Town: Field (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Very neat photo – a partial reflection and you can see to the bottom – nice.

  2. Thanks, I think I spent about 3 hours sitting on a rock waiting for anything to show, and for the right light.

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