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December 30th, 2020
We heard about CN's BC rail heritage unit leading CN 108 out of Jasper and ventured westward to see if we could catch it, getting CN 101 with two C40-8Ms, 310, and 773 at Carvel, CN 834, 108 with the heritage unit, and 180 in Marlboro, and 412 at Entwistle and again on the bridge over the 16 at Magnolia Bridge near Gainford.
Carvel is about 30 miles west of Edmonton on the Edson sub.
CN 101 with two cowl dash 8s passes CN 310 at the first crossing east of the plant at Carvel, Alberta.
CN 773 follows 101 through Carvel, Alberta.
Marlboro is to the west of Edson and just west of Bickerdike on the CN Edson sub.
CN 834 heads toward Bickerdike on the Edson sub ahead of CN 108.
CN 3115, the BC-rail painted heritage unit, leads CN 108 toward Bickerdike on the Edson sub in failing light.
CN 180 follows 834 and 108 in an eastward parade on the Edson sub.
Entwistle, AlbertaEntwistle is at the east end of Chip Lake about half way between Edson and Edmonton on the Edson sub.
CN 412 passes through the small community of Entwistle, Alberta heading toward Edmonton as the last light fades.
Magnolia Bridge, Alberta
Magnolia Bridge is a large bridge over highway 16 between Gainford and Entwistle on the CN Edson sub.