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The Rupert Rocket
A photo essay on the route of the 'Rupert Rocket' - CN's Jasper to Prince Rupert train (currently known as VIA train 5/6 'The Skeena') - during the CN and VIA Rail eras
Photo Album By: Hiawatha Pete
 
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Photo ID: 705425

Rocketing to Rupert on VIA #5. Taken from the 'Park' car on the 'Skeena', travelling on the Grand Trunk Pacific line through the Rocky Mountains near Dunster, BC. This photo is from a trip my wife... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Dunster, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6457
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: July 05, 2019


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Aug 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 704634

VIA Train #5 - The 'Skeena' - at Jasper, AB being readied for departure to Prince Rupert, BC. This photo is from a trip my wife & I took out west on VIA Rail’s ‘Skeena’ & ‘Canadian’ – taking the ‘... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6457
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: July 05, 2019


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Jul 24, 2019

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Photo ID: 677379

Nice activity at the Jasper station.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9 Class
Location: Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 9170
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1981


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Nov 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 622939

Note temporary ditch lights required at that time only in the mountains and the watering of the steam generator car. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Smithers, BC not Manatoba, Manitoba, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 6506
Train ID: The Rupert Rocket
Photo Date: October, 1971


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jul 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 615492

A long exposure from a VIA Rail dome car shortly after stopping at McBride. I was one of six people on this 2 car service to Prince George that day, a great passenger experience.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: McBride, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: 6421
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: December 18, 2015


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By: Richard Ness

Added: May 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 611294

On July 11, 2014, a few people begin gathering inside the station at Jasper, Alberta, for the departure of VIA Rail’s Jasper to Prince Rupert train No. 5, formerly known as the “Skeena.” Later tha... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 597001

VIA Rail's Skeena trainset rests at the end of track in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in preparation for its eastbound trip to Prince George, BC, and Jasper, Alberta.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6453
Train ID: Skeena
Photo Date: August 17, 2010


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By: Owen Laukkanen

Added: Nov 22, 2016

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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 593478

A view from my seat in the rear of dome-observation car “Strathcona Park” on VIA Rail No. 5 between Red Pass and Swiftwater, British Columbia, reveals the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies ... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: dome-observation
Location: Swiftwater, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 8714
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: August 07, 2016


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 22, 2016

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Photo ID: 586856

Passengers enjoy a refreshing view of the Canadian Rockies, as well as Canadian National’s main line, on VIA Rail No. 5 at Geikie, Alberta, on August 7, 2016. Once known as the “Skeena” Nos. 5 and... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: dome-observation
Location: Geikie, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 8714
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: August 07, 2016


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 493938

Passing milepost 8 on Canadian National’s Albreda Subdivision, VIA Rail’s train No. 5, the Skeena, has just departed Jasper and is approaching Geikie, Alberta, on July 11, 2014. The westbound vest... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Dome-observation
Location: Geikie, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 8703
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: July 11, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 468906

Two days later (than the previous photo) as seen from the engineer's viewpoint VIA's Train 10 also has a clear train order board and will sail by Kwinitsa without stopping on Aug. 5, 1981. Nos.... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Kwinitsa, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 9166
Train ID: VIA 10
Photo Date: August 05, 1981


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 468905

VIA's eastbound Train 10, "Skeena," has been flagged for a stop at Kwinitsa, 46 miles after originating at Prince Rupert, B.C.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Kwinitsa, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 9166
Train ID: VIA 10
Photo Date: August 03, 1981


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 04, 2014

Views: 4,128
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Photo ID: 468903

With CN F 9166, VIA's westbound Train 9, "Skeena" is about 17 miles west of Jasper and nearing Yellowhead Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. In another 26 miles the train will leave CN'... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Yellowhead Divide, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 9166
Train ID: CN 9
Photo Date: July 31, 1981


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 459549

Westbound VIA train No. 5, the Skeena, skirts Moose Lake, British Columbia, at 1:50 p.m. on July 20, 2011.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-3
Location: Moose Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6411
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: July 20, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 22, 2013

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Photo ID: 459548

Westbound VIA train No. 5, the Skeena, skirts Moose Lake, British Columbia, at 1:50 p.m. on July 20, 2011. The classy 5-car train has a Park-series dome observation car bringing up the markers.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Dome-observation
Location: Moose Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 8704
Train ID: VIA 5
Photo Date: July 20, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 22, 2013

Views: 2,732
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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