Morning comes late to the depths of the Fraser River Canyon--or rather, sunlight does, as it's nearly 8:30 on a May morning and the shadows have just cleared the cut-rock portal of China Bar tunne... (more)
The Empress departs North Bend as she passes by the local snow plow with a CN eastbound sneaking up behind her and a Westbound across the Fraser River sitting in the Boston Bar Yard
Eastbound coal empties roll up the Fraser Canyon south of North Bend
The side of 2816
Crew change time at North Bend.
An eastbound CP freight has just left with a fresh crew, while a pair of unit trains wait to head west.
Extra 9007 east, empty hoppers from the Roberts Bank export terminal, meets export coal extra 5814 west at the crew change point of North Bend in the Fraser River Canyon.
The challenges of building the CN line through the Fraser Canyon are clear as 2 CP AC4400's lead grain westbound. CN and CP use directional running to gain the effect of double track in the Fraser... (more)
North Bend is the crew change point for EB trains from Vancouver and WB trains from Kamloops.