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    Foriegn Road Power in Canada Feb 14

    Then up on the former BC Rail word came that one of CN's recently acquired ex-EMD Demonstrator SD70Ace's was leading a very late southbound train 570 to Squamish. Delays in getting out of Lillooet resulted in train 570 arriving in Squamish at 16:56 which is eight to ten hours later than normal...
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    Foriegn Road Power in Canada Feb 14

    On Friday Feb 14 BNSF Lake Yard (Portland, Or) to Thornton Yard (Surrey, BC) had Norfolk Southern Heritage painted GE ES44AC #8105 as second in consist. This is the first such sighting of one of Norfolk Southern's heritage locomotives coming to the Vancouver BC area. The 8105 is painted in an...
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    Major Slide on CN in Fraser Canyon

    The Cisco connection is no use for this slide. Cisco is five miles east of this location so trains off CP on to CN would still be blocked. All through traffic has to run the full 157 miles on CP between Nepa (near Ashcroft) to Mission Jct. cp1400
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    Major Slide on CN in Fraser Canyon

    The only evidence I could uncover regarding the slide in the Thompson Canyon was this work being done near MP 91 between Morris and Lasha. cp1400
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    Major Slide on CN in Fraser Canyon

    Here are four more. cp1400
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    Major Slide on CN in Fraser Canyon

    CN suffered two slides on their Ashcroft Sub last Saturday Nov 24. One was relatively minor except that it hit a passing train and derailed a few cars. It was cleared relatively quickly. The major slide was just west of the tunnel at MP 109.3 of the Ashcroft Sub. At about 200 feet across and...
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    Cp 7009 & cp 4104

    As noted by britchie in Chase BC CP 7009 and CP 4104 were westbound towards Vancouver BC on Monday Nov 5. CP 7009 is a 1958 built Fairbanks Morse H16-66 (originally Aluminum Company of America #001) and CP 4104 is a CLC model CPA16-4 built for CPR in 1954. I was able to track these units down...
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    3x CN SD75I on empty grainer on BNSF OT Sub.

    The CN powered canola train was past Marysville, Wa on Sunday June 26 around 16:30. CN 5613 SD75I CN 2453 Dash 8-40CM CN 2652 Dash 9-44CW cp1400
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    WP&Y Steam Rotary Spectacle

    16. Plowing up to the highway crossing at Log Cabin. 17. Conductor Craig watching the show clearing the big drift in fornt of the station at Bennett. 18. From up high the scene at Bennett. Our rider train on the left, the Bennett station, the plow working to the max, the church on the hill...
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    WP&Y Steam Rotary Spectacle

    13. Taking water at Fraser BC. 14. Departing Fraser on day 4. 15. Rounding Ptarmigan Point north of Fraser. cp1400
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    WP&Y Steam Rotary Spectacle

    10. In the meadow north of Summit. 11. What can I say, simply spectacular. 12. Plowing the loop track at Fraser. cp1400
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    WP&Y Steam Rotary Spectacle

    7. Caterpillar D9's shaved the snow down to track level in the cut at Canadian Shed. The snow had been level with where I was standing, almost 20 ft deep. 8. Riding on the plow train on day 3. 9. After chasing on snow shoe for over a mile I was rewarded with the sun breaking through north...
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    WP&Y Steam Rotary Spectacle

    4. They staged a runby for us on the river bridge at Glacier. 5. Along Dead Horse Gulch near the abandoned cantilever bridge. 6. A look at the internal rotary workings at Summit. cp1400
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    WP&Y Steam Rotary Spectacle

    What can I say? Last week the White Pass & Yukon Railway ran their 1898 Cooke Locomotive and Machinery Company steam powered rotary snowplow to clear 20 miles of their narrow gauge line between Summit and Bennett. I have to say this ranks up there as the greatest steam experience I have ever...
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    Coors Light Silver Bullet Express

    13. With the train now pointing east they backed down the Okanagan Spur to the CN station in downtown Kamloops. This station is used by Rocky Mountaineer during its summer season. 14. Hey Ladies where you going? Additional passengers and returning Tohbug participants boarded the train here...


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