An eastbound mixed freight is silhouetted by the setting sun near the eastern limits of Calgary.
CP 9601 accelerates as it heads east out of Shepard. About 2 miles back is Calgary's Intermodal Facility.(See my photo of some of it here:http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=472363&nseq=2... (more)
CP 9824 heads west at the east end of Shepard. This vantage point was not available until recently. This photo was taken from an embankment where Stoney Trail goes over the tracks.
CP 5900 leads an eastbound mixed freight about 15 minutes before sunset. Calgary and area got a bit of relief from the cold today as is made apparent by the arch in the distance.
CP 8711 leads its IMS train east shortly after sunrise.
CP 5642 leads its train west as an afternoon thunderstorm passes east.
CP 8539 leads train 461 west into the setting sun.
Two intermodal trains meet between Glenmore and Shepard.
CP 9623 leads its IMS train west near CP's Foothills Intermodal Facility. It will then stop and back some of its cars into the yard. Interesting note: UP 5548 was the mid-train helper on this trai... (more)
CP 2236 and CP 2245 head back to Calgary after a day's work out at Carseland.
CP 8931 leads it train east near the rural community of Indus. Recent rain and warm temperatures have made the area very green.
The sun peaks through for a brief moment as this mixed freight heads west towards Calgary. This would be pretty much the only sunlight seen all day on this the shortest day of the year. How glorio... (more)
An empty grain train makes its way east across the Alberta prairie at day's last light.