Notch Hill, BC once presented a mighty challenge to westbound bulk trains on CP Rail's mainline. The 1.8% grade required helpers and was a hectic bottleneck. The new line eliminated the use of he... (more)
A rail train, lead by a pair of SD 40-2's, sits in the siding at Notch Hill.
A westbound coal train passes the old church, which is now in the process of being restored.
A westbound coal train makes it's way up the grade at Notch Hill.
A gorgeous October Canadian Morning. CP8636 strains to lift grain up the 1% Loop at Notch Hill, BC.
The shadows are very long as an Empty CP Grain train descends the Loop at Notch Hill. The train is running the "wrong way" on the new track generally used for westbound trains. The old steeper t... (more)
CP 3084 crosses the summit at Notch Hill.
Rocky Mountaineers "First Passage To The West" on the Banff to Kamloops leg, passes through Notch Hill and will soon arrive in Kamloops.
A westbound crests the rise past the derelict church at the community of Notch Hill. Local residents have braced the walls and ceiling of this building that has not been used in over 40 years. ... (more)
Westbound autorack/intermodal, lead by 9740, makes it's way around the loop and up the grade at Notch Hill.
A westbound approaches the summit at Notch Hill on the North Main,passing a derelict church. Grade separated track from Tappen includes a big loop on the north track.
Early morning at Notch Hill, BC. A CP coal drag grinds up the 1% with 3 GE'S (2x1 swing) on a gorgeous morning....
Last light falls on a CP coal drag at Notch Hill, BC.