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  1. Balto

    Vancouver area photos

    A good safe place that I've parked at to get to the bridge is at a shopping centre on Annacis Island. After you cross the bridge (coming from New Westminster), make a right turn at the first traffic light after the bridge which will be just around the first bend. Drive for about 30 seconds down...
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    Comment by 'Balto' in media 'BR 60010 Class A4'

    Nice picture. It looks like its in rough shape. It be nice to see this one steam again!
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    Comment by 'Balto' in media '1875 LB&SC Waddon'

    Nice picture of this engine. It be nice to see it sent back to Britain and restored back to operation like it's sister engines.
  4. 2141 "Spirit of Kamloops" at Kamloops Station

    2141 "Spirit of Kamloops" at Kamloops Station

    2141 was built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in 1912 for the Canadian Northern Railway. In 1918, it became part of the new railway Canadian National. 2141 spent many years working in Alberta and Saskatchewan and also worked on Vancouver Island for many years. It was converted to oil burning...
  5. 3716 on the Kettle Valley

    3716 on the Kettle Valley

    3716 was built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1912 as #3916, class N3b for the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was rebuilt in 1929 and renumbered to 3716 and reclassed N2b. Based in the Kootenay's for many years. It was converted to oil burning by CP later in its like. After it was retired...
  6. Empress in the Tunnel

    Empress in the Tunnel

    CPR 2816 "Empress" steams out of a tunnel just north of Hope, BC. The engine was pulling a special charter train which included some ex. MILW coaches that were loaned from Friends of the 261.
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    Comment by 'Balto' in media 'CP 7077 S-2'

    They sure did a nice job on its restoration! Great picture.
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    Comment by 'Balto' in media 'CP 4563 MLW M630'

    Great picture of this old engine. They sure did a nice job restoring this one.
  9. Whistler Mountaineer along the Sea Wall

    Whistler Mountaineer along the Sea Wall

    Whistler Mountaineer lead by 8018 with 8019 behind it head south along the West Vancouver Sea Wall Walk on their way back to the North Vancouver station at the end of another days journey.
  10. CP 8000 at its New Home

    CP 8000 at its New Home

    CPR 8000 is a Baldwin DRS 4-4-1000. Built in 1948 and retired in 1975. It spent most, if not all of its like working the E&N railway on Vancouver Island. The engine was donated in 2007 to the West Coast Railway Association in Squamish, BC. Now after now almost 3 years their about since it...
  11. CPR 374

    CPR 374

    CPR 374 sits out on display for its 122nd anniversary of pulling the first transcontinental train into Vancouver, BC.
  12. Happy Anniversary 374

    Happy Anniversary 374

    Today (May 17, 2009), we celebrated the 122nd anniversary of CPR 374 pulling the first transcontinental into Vancouver, British Columbia in 1887. For this, we pulled the engine out of the museum and connected it to a steam generator so that we could operate the steam whistle on it. Also, we had...
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    Comment by 'Balto' in media 'Conrail GP9 #7332'

    At least the bunnies kind of cute...
  14. MLW's at Squamish

    MLW's at Squamish

    CPR #6503 type S-3 and PGE #561 type RSC-3m built in 1951 and 1948 are in working condition at the West Coast Heritage Park in Squamish, BC. Both are now sued for switching around the heritage park adn 561 sometimes lends a hand at Day Out With Thomas Events.
  15. Train to Nowhere

    Train to Nowhere

    CPR 4-6-4 Royal Hudson #2860 on a steam up event on September 29, 2007. After have a pass by meet with the Whistler Mountaineer, 2860 heads back to the museum at the end of the day. What was thought at first to be bad luck that it leased steam leaving me in a cloud of smoke turned out to be what...





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