|Stored cars at Mossleigh, Alberta|
The small town of Mossleigh, AB is less than an hour out of Calgary and hosts the Aspen Crossing excursion train / campground / restaurant complex. It also has three grain elevators and a lot of stored cars on the grain elevator siding.
After visiting Aspen Crossing I went over and photographed the elevators and as many of the cars as I could see without trespassing.
My understanding is that most of the cars are not owned by Aspen Crossing but are being stored there. Several of them used to be stored in De Winton, AB.
|Stored railway equipment in Mossleigh, AB|
|Parrish & Heimbecker 8454|
|CP 105 at the Aspen Crossing Railway|
|45 ton locomotive at Aspen Crossing|
Ex CP Baggage Car
I don't know the lineage of this car other than its last job was as a CP Rail work car. The label says "Cook Diner Sleeper". It may have been CP 411742.
|ex CP 404924 at Mossleigh, AB|
|CP 42816 at Mossleigh, AB|
Behind CP 42816 was a CP caboose that I could not photograph without trespassing. My guess is that it was CP 434719, since that was stored with 42816 and 42506 in De Winton, but I don't know for sure.
|CP 42506 in Mossleigh, AB|
|Boxcar CP 226277 in Mossleigh, AB|
|CP 403629 at Mossleigh, AB|
There was a snowplow next in line but I couldn't see very much of it at all, so no photo!
Crane and CP 418214
|Crane and flatcar CP 418214|
Caboose CP 434470
|Caboose CP 434470 at Mossleigh, AB|
The remainder of the cars were owned by Nagel Tours / Funtrain Canada Inc. and used on the Okanagan Valley Wine Train from 1999 to 2003 from Kelowna, BC. When the Wine Train shut down, they were parked in Kelowna for years until they were sold and hauled out, two at a time behind a rail truck, in late 2015 just before CN removed the track to Kelowna. You can read the press release of their sale and Caboose Coffee's story of the Wine Train.
|Former Okanagan Valley Wine Train cars|
FTRN 1128 "ELMSDALE"
|FTRN 1128, "ELMSDALE"|
|FTRN 752 in Mossleigh, Alberta|
FTRN "BOULEVARD CLUB" / 658
|FTRN BOULEVARD CLUB aka "The 50s/60s Rock and Roll Car"|
FTRN "CLUB YORK" / 659
|FTRN CLUB YORK aka "Variety Car"|
FTRN "MOUNT ROYAL CLUB" / 653
|FTRN MOUNT ROYAL CLUB aka "The 30s/40s Hollywood Car"|
FTRN 5552 "KAMLOOPS" / 5654 "KELOWNA"
|FTRN 5552 / KAMLOOPS in Mossleigh, AB|
|FTRN 5654 / KELOWNA in Mossleigh, AB|
FTRN 654 / The Western Car
|FTRN 654 aka "The Western Car" in Mossleigh|
FTRN 5603 "ARMSTRONG"
|FTRN 5603 "ARMSTRONG"|
|Baggage car FTRN 9653|
|Stored equipment at Mossleigh, Alberta|
- 40 Mile Rail Starts Up
- Grain Elevators of the CP Stirling Subdivision
- Train Day at Aspen Crossing
- Grain Elevators and Ghosts (includes Mossleigh)
- Lethbridge's High Level Bridge