First tour of the season heading west through the Rocky Mountains. Can you tell the heritage of the lead unit by the cab design? The second unit is RMRX 8016 (EMD GP40-2; originally PC 3116). The ... (more)
The eastbound Banff/Calgary section of the Rocky Mountaineer is running about 3 to 4 hours late here along the Kicking Horse River. That made this 8:00p.m. shot possible.
Westbound Rocky Mountaineer passes through The Rocky Mountains with fresh snow on a lovely spring morning. May 7th and the temperatures were still sub-zero here this morning (-10C, 14F).
Westbound Rocky Mountaineer. The third locomotive is NREX 2903, an EMD GP-50.
Calgary bound Rocky Mountaineer passes through K.C. Junction. "KC" refers to the "Kootenay Central Railway", the name for the original charter to build a railway heading south from Golden, which... (more)
The Rocky Mountaineer rolls into the tiny hamlet of Field for a crew change. The second unit is RMXR 8019, an EMD GP40-2 which was once on the Union Pacific roster.
GP40-2L #8012 leads the westbound Rocky Mountaineer down the west slope of Rogers Pass in a dumping rainstorm. The small respite from the wipers in the sheds moments ago has passed. There were o... (more)
Three locomotives, three RMR paint schemes.
A matching pair of locomotives lead the Rocky Mountaineer across the Kicking Horse River west of Ottertail. The shiny metal "tents" on top of the power poles are there to discourage ospreys from... (more)
A curious lash-up on the Rocky Mountaineer today. I wonder if there is a VIP section at the head end. And today's helper is CN 5511, an SD60F.
Looks like the Olympic scheme from last year has been replaced by the new Rocky Mountaineer scheme. And "The Pride of Kamloops" herald has been replaced by president and founder Peter Armstrong's ... (more)
Crossing over the top of the lower (west) entrance to the tunnel