Canada (Part One)

As mentioned in some previous posts I had the pleasure of someone else paying for me to visit Canada.  To top it off, the mother-in-law for want of a better word, paid for a two day journey on “The Rocky Mountaineer” between Whistler, BC and Jasper, AB.  Although the trip was not about trains I was able to get the odd session in for photographs.  Due to having work around everyone else’s plans (ie. non enthusiasts) I couldn’t go off into the wilderness and get mind blowingly pretty train shots in the country.  I did however do okay I thought.

CN 2322 & CN 5654 haul a Intermodal service through Jasper, Alberta, during the evening of the 3rd of June 2014.

CN 2322 & CN 5654 haul a Intermodal service through Jasper, Alberta, during the evening of the 3rd of June 2014.

The above photo was taken as soon as I had stepped off the “The Rocky Mountaineer” with the other passengers waiting for me to get the photo before a coach took us off to our hotel.  To be honest they should have gone on without me as the hotel was five minutes around the corner.  One note about these Canadian images.  I have sorted them by Company, not by type.  To put that into British perspective, it would be like me uploading all my UK locomotive images, but sorting by Freightliner, Colas, GBRf and not by class type.  Reason? I can’t be bothered to go through everything trying to work what is what when I have so many European images to get through.  Maybe one day it will happen, but for now I have gone for the easiest option.

RMRX 8015 & RMRX 8018 sit at Jasper station having arrived with The Rocky Mountaineer service from Whistler via Quesnel.

RMRX 8015 & RMRX 8018 sit at Jasper station having arrived with The Rocky Mountaineer service from Whistler via Quesnel.

On arrival at Jasper, AB, the weather was great.  Alas the only day the weather “broke” was the next day when I had an allocated “free” day as the women were planning a day of spas and relaxation.  Typical really, but I tried to make the most of it.

VIA Rails 6437 & 6411 depart Jasper, AB with Eastbound

VIA Rails 6437 & 6411 depart Jasper, AB with Eastbound “The Canadian”

The above train is one that caught my eye. It travels from Vancouver, BC to Toronto,ON, 4466 km worth of train travel in one go. On “The Rocky Mountaineer” you get off the train each night and are taken to a hotel. On “The Canadian”, you sleep on board in sleeper cars.  Whilst on board “The Rocky Mountaineer” I took many photos from the train.  Being a passenger service we took a back seat compared to the freight but by sitting in loops it gave me plenty of time to prepare the camera.

CN 5614, CN 5677 & BC Rail 4642 passes westbound through Lillooet, BC on the 2nd of June 2014

CN 5614, CN 5677 & BC Rail 4642 passes westbound through Lillooet, BC on the 2nd of June 2014

So this is the first of the updates from my Canadian holiday. If you want to jump ahead and view the images before I draw your attention to things via this blog feel free to go to my North American section.

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~ by gingespotting on September 7, 2014.

One Response to “Canada (Part One)”

  1. I do like the Via rail livery, kind of Anglia but not so vomit-inducing. Looks like it was a good trip and you did manage a bit of gracing.
    Kev

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