Canadian National and Union Pacific    Canadian National and Union Pacific
   Western Canada near the American border
   1980 onwards


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In the early 1930's Canadian National (CN) and Union Pacific (UP) railroads
agreed to a new joint interchange and marshalling yard. The railroad laid
the tracks and the mid western town of Michaelsberg grew up to provide
support and services for the railroad crews and their families. By the late
1990 the railroads have been through much; the railroads and town have
seen good times and bad times, but with the increasing investment in
railroads the marshalling yard is once more a busy area.

As a railroad town there is a keen interest in their history and there is a
very active 'heritage' railway. This interest is mainly centred on preserving
the 'older' diesel locomotives although there is the occasional visiting
steam locomotive. The heritage railroad also renews old railcars and it is in
often used by film crews and photographic charters to re-create scenes
from different periods of history, ranging from the 1950's to the present day.

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