Thursday, June 24, 2010


CP 9705 at Symington Yard in Winnipeg. Photo by Jeff Keddy
Is CP taking over Symington Yard?

No, but this photo by Jeff Keddy illustrates one of the trains CP is detouring over CN between Calgary and Winnipeg, due to the washout near Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Extremely heavy rains in the area washed the tracks, and the Trans Canada Highway, out near Maple Creek. Since then, CP has been forced to detour its trains through the US and over CN to keep the traffic moving.

Apparently about 200m of track was washed out near Medicine Hat. CBC article, CP bulletin.

EDIT: Updated to reflect the fact that Maple Creek is in Saskatchewan, not Alberta. Oops.

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