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1724 results for Americas,Canada,Alberta; refer to date index:

2020-06-14

June 14th, 2020

We went to Bretville Junction at the east end of Edmonton to see what we could find for a couple of hours. It did not disappoint.

2020-08-08

August 8th, 2020

We stopped for three trains between Jasper and Hinton on our first (non-rail-oriented) tourist visit of the Rockies since moving out West.

2020-08-09

August 9th, 2020

On our way into Jasper National Park to do some family touristing, we stopped at Jasper Lake to watch an eastbound intermodal across the water -- this time in decent light.

2020-10-03

October 3rd, 2020

We traveled from Edmonton via the south side of Walker Yard, exploring toward Tofield and then Camrose, catching CN 142, 111, 347, 199, and 142 a second time on the Wainwright sub, and 114 coming up the Camrose sub.

2020-10-23

October 23rd, 2020

Word got out about CN heritage GP40-3 on CN 356. I checked for it at Bretville Jct and worked west, finding it stopped at the 147th St crossing in Edmonton.

2020-12-29

December 29th, 2020

We went to Vegreville to see the big egg, and chased 411 from Innisfree back to Vegreville catching it across sunset.

2020-12-30

December 30th, 2020

We heard about CN's BC rail heritage unit leading CN 108 out of Jasper and ventured westward to see if we could catch it, getting CN 101 with two C40-8Ms, 310, and 773 at Carvel, CN 834, 108 with the heritage unit, and 180 in Marlboro, and 412 at Entwistle and again on the bridge over the 16 at Magnolia Bridge near Gainford.

2021-02-15

February 15th, 2021

We ventured down to Red Deer and back to see what we could find.

2021-04-01

April 1st, 2021

We stopped to catch a CP northbound with foreign and heritage power on our way to Calgary.

2021-04-02

April 2nd, 2021

We headed down to Calgary and across to Banff to explore, catching one at Morant's Curve.

2021-04-13

April 13th, 2021

We ran across a rail train working on the bridge at Bretville Jct while working on some errands.

2021-04-24

April 24th, 2021

We went off to find a caboose I had spotted south of Bretville Jct a few days earlier while on errands, catching CN 189 and some four-axle power betwen Bretville and Scotford before lunch. After lunch, we returned to Bretville, finding CN 818 heading down the Camrose sub, CN 242 grain train heading east out of the city, CN 119 crossing the bridge, and CN 443 crossing off of the Camrose.

2021-07-17

July 17th, 2021

Out for a long bike ride, I happened upon an eastbound heading up the Vegreville sub followed by a couple of LRTs on the 129th Ave crossing.

2021-07-26

July 26th, 2021

Heading into the mountains, we caught 101 behind the grocery store in Hinton, and then again at Lake Jasper followed shortly by 900 and 417, before catching 186 meeting the same 417 at Moose Lake, mile 36 of the Albreda sub. We finished the day in the dense smoke of Kamloops, finding the Rocky Mountaineer arriving back in town.