Saskatoon Trains

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by beamish, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

    So i was driving home from work yesterday and get stopped at the crossing on Idylwild.

    Heres the pics i took with my camera phone as they rolled by.




    Looks like that crack in my window showed up pretty good. :)


    PS anyone else on here live in central Saskatchewan??
  2. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

  3. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    Saskatoon! You guys have a budding musician that I recently heard on the radio here in Little Rock. We first saw Kyle Riabko at a Jackopierce concert in St Louis, and the next day at Kansas City. Then on a big 'Great Lakes' drive we saw him on Canada Day in Ottawa.

    I don't really have much train related to add to this. Sorry! It's always fun to see big iron in something other than UP yellow :)
  4. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    1st and 3rd units are Dash9's, the middle is an ES44:thumb:
  5. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer


    Thanks, I was curious what these were as i am not very good at ID'ing Locomotives.
  6. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    AC4400CWs, not C44-9Ws. CP doesn't have any big modern DC-traction locomotives.
  7. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    Uh, "big modern DC-traction locomotives" might be considered to be a contradiction? Uh, I would perhaps rephrase it that "CP only buys big modern AC-traction locomotives". They're rapidly adding a whole bunch of ES44ACs to their fleet of high-horsepower freight locos.

    Now, if you want to see power in action, you should see them going through Kicking Horse Pass in the Rockies between Lake Louise and Field BC.

    Hey Mike, it's been several years since I last visited Saskatoon but one of my favourite past-times in the evening was to walk the rail yards. I guess a lot of that trackage in the downtown area has now been pulled up?

    Bob M.

    PS - By comparison, CN only buys C44-9Ws - ie the DC version of the AC4400.
  8. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

    One of my favorite places to spend time is walking along the CPR rail bridge with the walkway overlooking the spillway. I am still waiting for the opportunity to be up their when a train goes by. 6' away on a perfectly safe walkway. Not much better a place for rail fanning. I recommend walking this bridge for any visitor to the Saskatoon.
    ~credit note~ I did not take these pictures. They are random pics taken from the internet to show off the bridge to my family. I no longer know the sources or i would site them.

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