A trip I waited far too long to make, but thankfully did in 2016. The MLWs were almost gone at this point, but still putting in their final days. Most of the crews hated the M420Ws at this point a... (more)
Great Western's job from Shaunavon to Assiniboia rolls east at Aneroid, paralleling an empty highway only filled with a car of railfans and grain trucks hauling the harvest to nearby elevators. T... (more)
Great Western's eastbound run from Shaunavon to Assiniboia passes through the vast prairie, the only other bisection being the well maintained grid roads.
A trio of GWRS M420s prepare to blast off from Ponteix after picking up a few grain loads. I just needed Rush's Tom Sawyer blaring on the radio to complete this classic Canadian scene.
A local freight dependent on the harvest meets a combine out in the fields near Admiral, SK. The opportunities for the MLWs to meet their farm equipment cousins is limited, as they are not prefer... (more)
If there was one "signature" shot I had to identify on the Great Western Railway between Shaunavon and Assiniboia, it would hands down be at Ponteix. Ever since seeing photos of the GWR... (more)
Vintage MLW and GM products pass each other in a field outside of Woodrow, SK. The Great Western Railway's turn from Shaunavon to Assinoboia heads east with grain loads and frak sand empties behi... (more)
A proud trio of Great Western Railway M420Ws near Aneroid, SK journey east from Shaunavon to Assiniboia. As Mike Derrick said in his view from Woodrow, the MLWs are in their last days on the Great... (more)
A trio of Great Western Railway M420Ws accelerate east from Woodrow, SK as they journey east from Shaunavon to Assiniboia. This photo demonstrates the desolation one will encounter on the journey... (more)
Some of the nicest elevators left are on the Red Coat Sub east of Assiniboia. Here the Great Western heads back to Assiniboia with loads out of Ogema. This line has been out of service for a bit d... (more)