Canadian Pacific Line Through Cabri & Leader, Saskatchewan

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Canadian Pacific Line Through Cabri & Leader, Saskatchewan
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:05 AM
Anyone here familar with the Canadian Pacific Line through Cabri & Leader, Saskatchewan? It leaves the Canadian Pacific mainline just west of Swift Current & rejoins it, I think, around Gleichen, Alberta. What I'm wondering about is how many trains run along it, whether it be daily or weekly, & if it's primarily a grain line.
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:39 AM
The eastern portion of the line is the Empress Sub, from mile 0.0 at Mayne (west of Swift Current) to EOT mile 89.3, just west of Leader. From Leader to Bassano the track has been abandoned. The Empress Sub ended at Empress, on the Saskatchewan/Alberta border and the Bassano Sub ran back to the mainline at Bassano. West of Leader the land is very dry and did not grow a lot of wheat.
http://www.proximityissues.ca/Maps/RAC-2004-SK_sub.pdf
Around Cabri there is or was a spur to a Sodium Sulphate mine at Snakehole Lake. http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/sask/na2so4.html
From Leader a line runs south to Ingebright Lake, which has either Sodium Sulphate or Potash.
http://www.salinesystems.org/content/1/1/10/figure/F8

Tatans is hiding somewhere in Saskatchewan and may know more.
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Posted by tatans on Thursday, January 19, 2006 6:05 PM
Naniamo's response is spot on, I just discovered a mapping project for the province that is a gold mine of railway information,old rail lines, grain elevator locations, C.P.R., C.N.R. etc. the site is: Online Historical Map Digitization Project, within this site are Atlas of Saskatchewan,CNR Historical Map, Sask. Wheat Pool Map-various years, and piles of other related information. This thing is a mind boggling project and easy to use, just the thing for railway historians and fans.

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