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  1. cp1400

    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

    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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    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

    Molson/Coors Brewery Canada is running a contest awarding winners with tickets to ride the Silver Bullet Express. One of their products has been promoted as the Silver Bullet for years. In a first for Molson/Coors and Via Rail Canada a charter train was arranged to give beer drinkers the full...
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    CN 2113 With Special Logo

    Freshly painted CN 2113 has received a special (and so far unique) logo commemorating the 15th anniversary of CN as a publicly traded company. It was spotted in CN Thornton Yard near Vancouver BC on Sept 2. cp1400
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    Royal Hudson Light Engine Move

    As others have posted in the last few days, the Royal Hudson made a light engine move from the Via Maintenance Centre in Vancouver BC to Squamish in order to return the engine to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. After the successful excursion between Vancouver and White Rock in early...
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    A Look at the Olympic Business Trains in Vancouver

    Here are a few photos of the placement of business cars for the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver BC. It was rumoured that more business trains would be attending but with only days to go before the party starts this may be all we get. CP cleared out N yard for security...
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    Kansas City Southern & Pacific?

    With the Winter Olymic Games just days away railroad officials are scrambling to be seen at the party. On Jan 23 CP train 41B with eight KCS business cars traversed the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada. It appeared to be a deadhed move as Mike Havery and friends were not on board. One...
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    Rocky Mountaineer's Olympic Colours

    I spotted RMR 3030 outside the Via Vancouver maintenance shop on Wednesday Jan 20. It appears to be wrapped in an attractive scheme to be used on the Olympic charters from North Vancouver to Whistler during the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. The Province of Alberta chartered a RMR train set to...


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