Saturday, October 09, 2010
Alyth and Ogden
On October 5 I shot some engines at the Ogden Shops and at Alyth yard in Calgary, Alberta. I didn't have much time before the sun set, so it was a quick visit.
These are the units I saw at Ogden. The most notable was CP 5745, with "Expressway" painted on the side. Here's a video with 5745 leading, from 2009.
Over at Alyth, I didn't see anything like the Royal Canadian Pacific train I saw last time! These are the units I saw.
I saw a few old GP9 units there, CP 1557 and CP 1601. Nice to see the old warhorses still at work.
I saw CP 1601 in Calgary back in June.
I noticed a little box just below the overpass.
This is where all the SBUs (Sense and Brake Uunit, the thing that goes on the end of a train) are stored, I guess. It makes sense that there is a place at the exit to a yard for an SBU to be stored, so they can be put on outgoing trains.