One Thousand Words: Photos by Geoff Sowrey

Stettler, Alberta, Canada

A rural center for agriculture and industry, Stettler is a former junction of the Canadian Northern and the Canadian Pacific, once home to a staggering seven grain elevators. Most of the rails are now gone, with only the Alberta Prairie Railway still running on the remaining rails, with a tenuous connection on a Canadian Pacific spur line to the outside world.

See other pictures from Alberta and Canada

CN 6060 crosses the road

CN 6060 crosses the road

Straight Ahead

Straight Ahead

CN 6060 in Stettler

CN 6060 in Stettler

Steamed and Ready

Steamed and Ready

CN 6060 hunkers down for the night

CN 6060 hunkers down for the night

CN 6060 arrives in Stettler

CN 6060 arrives in Stettler

Bullet Nosed Betty

Bullet Nosed Betty

Waiting for movement

Waiting for movement

Warden Junction Shed

Warden Junction Shed