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Canadian Railroads > Laggan Sub - Dec 1


Date: 12/01/19 15:34
Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

Ignoring the radio chatter of trains east of the Canmore area, I went straight out to the Pass to do a more thorough investigation of the two-track extension. After passing Castle Junction, I hear 201 get told they're going in the hole at Eldon to let 113 by. Then they can follow 113 onto the north track and once 100 (just coming into Field) gets by Stephen, they can follow 603 and 113 down the hill.

Passing over the tracks by Divide, I can see some Canpotex cars. Yup 603 is here.

Going down the hill, I notice that the ploughed snow is not that much yet and I could pull over safely near the closed entrance of the LST viewpoint. The tunnels are in the shade all day long at this time of year but what the heck.
Here's 100 exiting the Lower Spiral Tunnel



 






Date: 12/01/19 15:44
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

Well now the plan is to shoot the two-track extension pics, ignore 603 and hope to catch 100 on the south track while either 113 or 201 is above it on the the north track. Even though it is only just past noon some of the two-track along the highway is in the shade so I pick a spot just west of where the TCH goes over the south track.

First up is 113 at 12:32

 








Date: 12/01/19 15:49
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

454 axles

 








Date: 12/01/19 15:53
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

113 just gets stopped (in the shade) and 100 comes by

 








Date: 12/01/19 15:58
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

456 axles

And here comes 201


 








Date: 12/01/19 16:04
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

Here comes the tail of 100 and 201 is crawling up to stop behind 113

 








Date: 12/01/19 16:15
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

With 201 stopped I went west a bit, made a U-turn in the only gap in the Jersey barriers (illiegal but traffic very light) and catch the tail of 201

Although BNSF units are not as rare as other foreign power, they are not that common either. So I grab the 8480 flying by Castle 

 








Date: 12/01/19 16:25
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

Got back ahead of 100 and hear a westbound call diverging signal at Banff East

Grain train of course

A good day and home before the wife even noticed I was gone

 








Date: 12/01/19 17:17
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: upbuddyboy

A good day for sure!  Home must be in Banff?



Date: 12/01/19 18:06
Re: Laggan Sub - Dec 1
Author: KickingHorse

upbuddyboy Wrote:
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> A good day for sure!  Home must be in Banff?

22 kms east in Canmore



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