Canada covered hoppers load grain at Viking, Alberta.
The stark word PIONEER is still apt on this grain elevator on the siding of the transcontinental railway line which links it to Montreal and Vancouver. On thse plains when the first settlers came in, the creak of the wooden wheels in the Red River carts sounded for miles; then came the lonely wail of the whistles on the steam locomotives; now, there's the penetrating blare of the new horns on the Diesels.
I suppose I could have worked something subtly bilingual like "Cana-deux" into the title of this second Canada Day tribute.
The Great Northern featured Rocky the Goat, the mascot of the "Vandoos" is Batisse X.
As a country linked by two (until recently) transcontinental railways, it's not surprising they both have the word "Canadian" in their names. Can you think of a single U.S. railroad with "American" in its name?
Yep, I changed my Blogger template; it's farewell to Rounders 2. Until now, template changes were fraught with peril and could result in the catastrophic loss of blog content. Appearance is understated for now, but there are lots of truly freaky backgrounds available in categories like The Arts, Food & Drink and Patterns. What, no flaming penguins or train GIF's?