Red Coat Trail NWMP and the Canadian Northern Rwy. Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba

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Red Coat Trail NWMP and the Canadian Northern Rwy. Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba
Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 10:58 PM

If you ever wanted to do an authentic historical Railroad get away/ Holiday way off the beaten path this is it. Besides a stop and picture at Fort Whoop-Up should be on all railfans bucket list. 

 

Canadian Northern 

Rowley, AB 

One of the better known ghost towns (recent population 8) in the southern part of Alberta, 
along the historic Red Coat Trail that stretches from Manitoba 800 miles through Saskatchewan. 
It includes former CNoR station as well as three grain elevators, school, bar etc. restored and maintained locally. 

Canadian Northern station built 1910 nicely restored contains Yesteryear Artifacts Museum. 
A short stretch of abandoned track includes a track motorcar.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, April 04, 2019 9:41 AM

Mike adds this. What a great historic picture.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, April 04, 2019 10:34 AM

Ah, yes.  The vaunted North West Mounted Police.  So it's 1940.  (And with Madeleine Carroll and Paulette Goddard in the same piece!)

Let's channel the spirit from a few years earlier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xTyZnh_yzM

"...like a pack of angry bulls on the trail ... we are out to get you dead or alive..."  (Was it Ogden Nash that had the line about something that was  'Frimler'?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1BQagDF1QA

That's now a great historic picture, too.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, April 04, 2019 10:54 AM

Better image .. details not lost.

 
The fun and excitement of going to the matinee' .
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 04, 2019 11:49 AM

Let me light those up for you Mod-man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xTyZnh_yzM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1BQagDF1QA    (Groan!)

And all those great movies they came out with years ago!  How could you decide on which one to go see, especially if you had only one or two days a week free?

Interesting map.  There's an awful lot of forts on it, I'm assuming those are police posts and not military forts.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, April 04, 2019 12:01 PM

In keeping somewhat in line with the thread, Heritage Park in Saskatoon ( not Calgary) is advertising for the job of Buffalo Herder. 

The website states  " must be able to handle and work with large ornery animals". 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, April 04, 2019 12:38 PM

Miningman
The website states " must be able to handle and work with large ornery animals".

Thought that was for Congressional pages?

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, April 04, 2019 2:38 PM

Here is some of it... Wayne, you interested? Dude, how about you? 

Help wanted: Wanuskewin Heritage Park seeks bison manager 

 

Must love large, ill-tempered, hard-to-handle animals 

Posted: April 03, 2019 

Syncrude bison herd Wanuskewin Heritage Park near Saskatoon has launched a project to bring a herd of bison back to the region, and is seeking a herd manager. (David Thurton/ CBC)

They are large, up to three-metres long, and weighing in at as much as 1,000 kilograms.

They are sometimes ill-tempered, and hard to handle.

want ad

Wanuskewin Heritage Park near Saskatoon has posted an ad to find someone to manage its herd of bison. (Facebook)

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:20 PM

Hmmmmm, lemme see here...

"BAD BUFFALO!  Bad, bad, BAD buffalo!  Nobody said you could run around loose and run down tourists!  No buffalo treats for you!"

Nah.  I don't think what works on Basset Hounds would work on buffalo.  Bassets only get unruly when their dinner's late.  Then watch out!

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:26 PM

Would not be a good fit, Bison taste pretty good and I am quite ill-tempered too.

I would probably get mad after a few days and shoot them all.

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, April 04, 2019 5:58 PM
Maybe it's not allowed in Canada. It's awful blurry but watchable at full screen from about 10 feet away.
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 04, 2019 7:00 PM

We've seen the film, a real C.B. DeMille spectacular!  Good movie!

It shows up on Turner Classic Movies from time to time.  

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, April 04, 2019 7:49 PM

I have not eaten much bison burger, but I have had three pairs of bison hide shoes for longer than I can remember, and they are holding up quite well., 

Johnny

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 04, 2019 8:49 PM

I had a buffalo burger (Sorry, I'm not calling 'em bison.  I've been calling them buffalo all my life and I'm not going to change now.  "Bison Bill" just doesn't get it either.) in a place in Colorado Springs a few years back.  Not bad, tastes a bit like beef but a bit drier.  I could live on it and not complain. 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, April 04, 2019 11:33 PM

Bison is now something of a staple at Whole Foods Markets -- renewably sourced, apparently.  (Don't much care for it, though)

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, April 05, 2019 9:59 AM

"Bison" doesn't work for this either...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhSEwyFcJ08  

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Posted by selector on Friday, April 05, 2019 1:16 PM

A bison is what they use to hold face-washing water in Oz.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, April 05, 2019 2:11 PM

Flintlock76

"Bison" doesn't work for this either...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhSEwyFcJ08  

Nor for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skFWsc_-i14

Greetings from Alberta

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