Today's westbound Rocky Mountaineer eases through the curves of the downslope of Kicking Horse Pass on its way to Lake Louise and points west.
Ex NAR GMD-1 #302 "Chief Moostoos" is cosmetically restored at the Alberta Railway Museum
A pair of CN SD40-2(W)'s, 5291 & 5286, bracket ex UP SD40-2 5369 switching at the east end of CN's Scotford Yard.
Canadian Pacific 2-10-4 "Selkirk" class T1c on display at Heritage Park in Calgary, AB. Built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1949, with 63 inch drivers and 78,000 lbs tractive effort. For more pi... (more)
Ex BC Rail DASH8-40CMu 4607 looking rather the worse for wear, and CN SD60 5532 enter Scotford Yard with a westbound freight.
This 50 car cut has descended the 3% portion of the Luscar Industrial Spur. The train crossed Luscar Creek at the bottom of the grade and is now climbing a short 1.5% grade to a connection with t... (more)
CN2329 loads coal late in the evening, on the steep Luscar industrial spur. The grade here is about 1-1.3%, however the rear of the train is tipped over a steep 2.7%. This is mountain railroading ... (more)
Bran-New CN2973 loads coal at Teck's Luscar Load-out. CN was one of the last major railroads to receive AC locomotives. The big motors are perfect for the 1-3% grades of the Luscar Industrial Lea... (more)
Westbound at Lake Louise.
With no traffic from Grande Prairie today, L513 rockets towards Jasper with a short train from Hinton.
IC SD70 1007 sits dead in the backtrack at Entrance due to unresolved issues earlier in the morning.
A grimy BCOL C44-9W idles on the shops in Jasper.
A pair of fairly clean ES44ACs idle on Jasper's shop track, while a storm brews to the southeast of town.
CN's "Class" C40-8 idles at the west end of Swan Landing yard with the inbound A459.