RailPictures.Net Photo: CP 9752 Canadian Pacific Railway GE AC4400CW at Field, British Columbia, Canada by Matthew Hicks
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Canadian Pacific Railway (more..)
GE AC4400CW (more..)
Wapta Lake (more..)
Field, British Columbia, Canada (more..)
September 25, 2010
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CP 9752 (more..)
CP 110 (more..)
Matthew Hicks (more..)
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Heading eastbound along the sunrise-lit shores of Wapta Lake and dwarfed by Mt. Stephen's 11K' bulk, second 110 grinds upgrade through the sag along Wapta's shore. This is the former site of a wye and station called Hector, where during the days of the Big Hill (A 4.5% grade up the pass, circumnavigated by the spiral tunnels in 1909) pushers would turn around, as the train was at the top of the 4.5% grade. Later in steam days all helpers would go to the top of the pass at Stephen, because there is a bit more 2.2% grade to come!
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