It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
That must be the Junior conductor in the third locomotive. Today's wayfrieght passes MP 113 sporting 474 axles. Usually the axle count is around 200, and a year ago I photographed this train con... (more)
Southbound CP 8572 rolls past the maintenance sheds at Harrogate.
The Rocky Mountaineer winds its way through the Kicking Horse Canyon.
The river rafters raise their paddles to the passing train, but they will have them back in the water with earnest around the next bend.
Today's wayfreight passes CP 8723, the end unit of a northbound coal train at Seeney (Parson, B.C.)
Clear at Mile 35 and into the sunset on 08/08/08.
The sun has crept just far enough over the mountain tops to reach the tracks. The train was delayed an hour in Golden with mechanical problems. Helps the photographer with more location choice ;... (more)
A beautiful spring morning in the Columbia Valley. CP 5952 is sporting a less that stock replacement number board.
CP 5952 heads south along the shores of Windermere Lake. A railroad in the back yard, and a lake in the front - nice.
CP 8760 West blast through the corridor of forests and mountains 15 miles west of Golden.
The "Gold Leaf Service" cars still sport 2010 Olympic train colours on the Rocky Mountaineer's first run of the season. The Alberta Government sponsored the RMR train service from Vancouver to W... (more)
A variety of SD40-2s head head south in the early morning sun.
An amazingly clean and bright AC4400 is bringing up the rear of an empty southbound coal train. [Edit] A re-paint after being used in the movie "Unstoppable" (Thanks Ivan.)
CP 9661 West has just crossed the continental divide and is heading down the "Big Hill" to Field.