A trio of CN GP38-2W‘s sit in Brandon Manitoba on a sunny may day in 2010. Two are in very weatherbeatten looking zebra stripes paint scheme, and one in dirty but presentable large noodle. I was in Brandon for the Memorial Cup, the championship tournament of the Canadian Hockey League, which this year starts this Friday in Windsor Ontario. I won’t be making it to any games in Windsor this year despite it being a lot closer than Brandon, but I always enjoy Memorial Cup week, and being there, especially away from home and as a neutral fan (my Kitchener Rangers didn’t make it in 2010) can be a lot of fun. Lots of good people getting together for a good time, and if its a trip like this one, railfanning away from home!