With rain about to send us for cover, VIA Rail train No. 1, the westbound Canadian, makes its station and service stop under stormy skies at Jasper, Alberta, on the afternoon of August 9, 2016.
GTW SD40-3 5947 and GTW SD40-2 5931 prepare to depart Jasper with a train of 59 loaded Herzog ballast cars.
Painted in CN's North America scheme, CN SD60F 5537 leads train Q193 towards Jasper.
Still looking fairly fresh, CN ES44AC 2801 leads a loaded coal train through track #1 at Jasper.
GTW SD40-3 5947 trundles away from Henry House heading towards Entrance to grab a ballast train for the undercutter.
At the time, CN ES44AC 2834 was the newest unit on the roster, leading an empty coal set east towards the mine at Coal Valley.
CN SD70M-2 8923 leads an early Vancouver-Toronto Q112 east on the Edson Sub.
Prince Rupert bound stacks climb through English behind CN ES44DC 2304.
VIA Rockies: VIA Rail F40PH-3 No. 6414 sits in Jasper, Alberta, surrounded by miles of incredible Canadian Rockies scenery, with just a small portion of both visible here on August 6, 2016.
Canadian National train No. 485, with welded rail up front, approaches Windy Point west of Devona, Alberta, on August 5, 2016. A formidable wall in the background is the Miette Range, while the tr... (more)
Edmonton-Coquiltam train M309 takes the south track at Henry House behind a clean SD70M-2.
CN C40-8 2114 leads train M347 through English on the south track of the Edson Sub.
Making its maiden voyage to Canada's west coast, CN ES44AC 2979 leads train Q199 through English, a few miles east of Jasper on CN's Edson Sub. This unit (part of the 2976-2983 series) is a "... (more)
GTW SD40-3 5950 and CN SD40-2 5367 crawl towards Jasper with a massive (for a pair of SD40-2s anyway!) 131 car train L513.
Still wearing EMD's demonstrator paint, CN SD70ACes 8101 and 8102 pause at Henry House with train M302 waiting for a westbound. These units now wear CN livery.