A single GE cowl unit brings a southbound BC Rail freight around the big loop at Pavillion. The 2.2% downgrade from Kelly Lake to Lillooet is the longest on the railroad--and in the northwest.
300 mm shot across Anderson Lake. Depending on elevation and other factors, there can be heavy snow or none at all in the BC mountains.
That's a lake to the left of the train. Good only for skating in February.
Standing on a 10 foot tall snowbank. Can't do this shot in summer, as the snow is covering up a row of thick bushes.
Incredibly heavy snowfall here near the summit made visibility---and driving---a real challenge.
I opted to chase the train rather than chasing the light helpers back to Pemberton. This locale is 10 miles south of Whistler. After this, the tracks go into the remote and inaccessible Cheakamu... (more)
Just a couple of minutes after meeting 4652 North.
50 mm lens shot, standing on a snow bank to gain elevation.
200 mm lens shot, standing on a snow bank to gain elevation.
Just after meeting 4652 North at Creekside siding.
A GE crew does break-in tests on a quartet of two new BCR C40-8Ms and two new CSX C40-8Ws.