I had a free morning in Vancouver so of course I did some railfanning! UP, BNSF, and Amtrak Cascades all come through in just a few short hours. Also, maintenance on the swing bridge along with an opening and closing can be seen. Enjoy! :)
BNSF 6829 leads the southbound Vancouver,BC to Everett,WA manifest past the ex Great Northern depot at Blaine,WA bound for Everett,WA. The International Peace Arch on the USA-Canadian border stands in the background.
CN 8946 leads its northbound loaded coal train across Dakota Creek during moderate to heavy rainfall.It is about three miles to the International Border at Blaine,WA then on to a crew change at Vancouver,BC.With a new crew,it will be on to their ultimate destination of Prince Rupert,BC
BNSF 736, still in former Santa Fe paint, leads an eastbound stack train out of Vancouver, Washington along the former SP&S Fallbridge Subdivision. Trailing locomotives in the consist are BNSF 980, CN 2581 and CN 2546.
A Mark I Skytrain (right) meets a Mark II Skytrain (left) half way down the Grandview Cut on the Millenium Line, in Vancouver, BC on a beautiful July 30, 2010 setting sun. The Vancouver Skyline can be see in the background.
The set on the right has stopped and is waiting for the train on the...
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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