Just got back from a cross-country road trip for a wedding. Zipped across half of Alberta, and all of Saskatchewan. Saw more grain elevators than you can shake a stick at - from older style that are still being used, to those that are in disrepair, to elevators still in construction phase with more than twenty new-style silos. Pretty kewl - next time I head that way to visit, I will make sure to take a camera. The motels we ended up in for two of the three nights - right along the CN east-west transcontinental. Saw a pair of GEC Alsthom locos powering a CN freight westbound this afternoon. Passed over a classification yard in Saskatoon. And last night our motel was also situated not far from a storage yard where CN keeps all their empties in North Battleford - all sorted by type - all the gons were in a row, all the boxes, and all the hoppers, each separated out in different tracks. Then in Alberta, we saw a dozen autoracks in each of three consecutive towns, all waiting return eastbound one would assume. Pretty kewl stuff.