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While stopped at this picturesque log train station at Lake Louise, we could not see the lake or any of the large resort hotels.
We saw several nests on abandoned utility poles. I also saw the owners of some nests including this one but I could not tell if they were eagles or ospreys.
A mountain with snow in August.
The train stopped for only a few minutes at the station in Banff. Only those passengers ticketed for Jasper and who had plans to take a bus from there to Banff were allowed off.
This station in Edmonton was the end of the detour, being a station on the originally planned route. We got off the train from Vancouver and waited for this train with two locomotives, the train we should have had since the beginning to be supplied before we could board.
Leaving Edmonton and the province of Alberta, we also left the mountains and entered the plains.
We saw no houses or other buildings, just flat fields. These large, round bales of hay might be more efficient to form than the traditional small, rectangular bales. On the other hand, I cannot picture someone working alone tossing it onto the back of a pickup truck or into a horse corral.
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