Friday, 17 February 2017

                                                                  "The H-Train"
As we travel the roads about this beautiful province of ours, we see so many variations and combinations of truck and trailers hauling freight. We have single trailers and we have B Trains, Super B-Trains and Triple Trailers, moving our goods to the end users. Well back in the day, we had several variations also, we had horses, the main source of power and then we had the single carriages, buggies, single wagons and as shown above the ultimate freight hauler of the era, the "H-Train." This is one of the locals hauling coal and supplies from the end of the rail at Alsask north to his destination in the Esther Community, a distance of about 35 miles, all in a days work.

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