This morning I was approaching Elie, Manitoba from the west when I heard a chirp on the scanner from a nearby end-of-train (EOT) device. The EOT sends little data chirps to the engine, and vice versa, on occasion and you can pick that up on a scanner. Hearing that chirp means there is a train nearby.
I pulled off to cross the tracks near a little elevator just west of Elie. As I crossed the two tracks I saw a train far to the east. It turned out to be CN 303 just pulling out of Elie. There were some rather interesting cars behind CN 2301 and 8859!
You may recall I reported on a Herzog ballast train in the east back in July.