Tuesday, May 1, 2012

An Interesting Railfan Catch

I was out early one Sunday morning in April. Had to drop my wife and daughter off at church early, and had an hour to kill before the service. So I headed--where else?--to the tracks for a bit of railfanning.

The first train I caught was a southbound CPR freight on the La Riviere Sub., stopped near the crossing with CN Rivers Sub.

I then drove east on the Rivers Sub., and caught this westbound intermodal. It was a cloudy day, and the sun was just coming up, so the lighting isn't the greatest.

A few minutes after the intermodal passed, another headlight could be seen down the track. This time it was an interesting catch--a westbound train carrying wind turbines. I think it is headed to a wind farm in Saskatchewan, but I don't know that for sure. Those sure are impressive loads!


  1. That last photo is interesting. The blade doesn't look like it belongs in the photo, like it's out of focus or something. I know it's not, but it's an interesting visual effect!