After photographing some grain elevators, I was heading home. I had just passed Glossop when I saw a train heading east, the same direction that I was. I overtook them and photographed them east of Newdale.
I was surprised to see CP 8756 again. Clearly trains don't move fast on the CP Bredenbury subdivision...
Since highway 16 parallels the tracks, I was able to get ahead of them one more time before they descended into Minnedosa.
You probably can't see it here but the conductor is grinning at this crazy railfan.
I had never been in Minnedosa so I decided to head in to see the station and maybe catch 8756 one more time. I followed a road in and found myself in downtown Minnedosa. I spotted the station.. with a little surprise in the yard!
That's CP 3020 at the head of CP's TEC (Track Evaluation Car) train.
Nice to see the TEC train again! The last time I saw a TEC train was in New Brunswick in 2007. CP has two TEC trains as far as I know.
It wasn't long before I heard CP 8756 blowing for a crossing. Soon they rolled past the boarded-up station.
After they passed by, I went over to photograph the TEC train.. from the public road, of course.
Here's the Minnedosa station, by the way. It's a nice looking structure!
that fell through. I don't know the current status.
I spent a moment photographing the display train consisting of a wooden caboose, CP 431970, and FP7 CP 4038.
Then it was off for home! I didn't see any trains on the Minnedosa subdivision. GMTX 407 was still parked by the Dundonald Pioneer grain elevator.
I spotted a pair of CN trains passing each other by East Tower in Portage la Prairie. I barely got ahead of the eastbound train at Oakville.
After it passed, I carried on toward Winnipeg. I cut up to Diamond and photographed CN 5784 East splitting the signals there. I though that would be my last photo of the day.
However... notice the green signal in the above photo? It turns that that the
I hope you enjoyed this extended grain/train excursion. Remember to read part 1 if you haven't already!
For other grain elevator tours, please view:
- Grain Elevators of the Glenboro subdivision
- A Grain Elevator Loop, part 1 and part 2
- A Wee Grain Elevator Trip
- In Search of Grain Elevators, part 1 and part 2
- Grain Elevators of the Letellier subdivision
- Elevators of the Carman subdivision