BY WERNER MEER US-RAILROAD-SHOP KILCHBERG
updated / added: 9/15
|Rocky Mountaineer Trip in early August 2015 by Gary G. Gray|
In early Aug, Laura & I traveled to Canada for a
vacation centered around a two day rail trip on the Rocky Mountaineer. Upon
arrival in Vancouver B. C., we met up with the now retired UPS pilot Bobby
Deren and wife Wendy. They spent that afternoon and the next day showing us
all over the Vancouver area.
One of the highlights was a visit to the West Coast Railway Museum at Squamish ----#02
For bigger size photos - please click on the 2-digit number below each photo
|08/06/15 GGG: West Coast RR Museum - 02||08/06/15 GGG: CP 4069 EMD FP7A - 03||08/06/15 GGG: Laura & Gary - 04|
|Among the MANY exhibits were: #03 & #04: CP 4069 (EMD FP7A).|
|08/06/15 GGG: CP Royal Hudson - 05||08/06/15 GGG: Royal Hudson # 2860 - 06||08/06/15 GGG: Builders Plate - 07|
|and #05 - #08: CP 2860 (Royal Hudson) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Hudson|
|08/06/15 GGG: Royal Hudson - 08||08-06-15 GGG: CP Business Car - 09||08-06-15 GGG: Turntable - 10|
|#09: CP Business car. #10: A few of the many outside displays including the operable turntable.|
|08-06-15 GGG: Gary, Laura, Wendy, Bobby - 11||08/07/15 GGG: Laury & Gary - 12||08/07/15 GGG: Dining seating lower level - 13|
# 11: With Wendy & Bobby at Cyprus Park
overlooking Vancouver. Obviously, these are just a few of the 500+ pictures
taken during our trip.
#12-:Early on day three we boarded the Rocky Mountaineer gold leaf bi-level car.
#13: The lower level has the galley, dinning seating for one half of the cars passengers - (breakfast / lunch served in shifts), rest rooms and an open vestibule for photography.
|08/07/15 GGG: Space for 70 people - 14||08/07/15 GGG: Leaving Vancouver - 15||08/07/15 GGG: CNRR Shops - 16|
|#14: The upper level seats 70 and has a bar / snack area. #15 & #16: The two RMRX GP-40LM locomotives pull us out of Vancouver and past the CNRR shops.|
|08/07/15 GGG: Heading into the Rockies - 17||08/07/15 GGG: Eagle - 18||08/07/15 GGG: Big Horned Sheep - 19|
|#17, #18 & #19: Heading into the Rocky Mountains, we spotted an eagle and a heard of Big Horned Sheep.|
|08/07/15 GGG: Head end - 20||08/07/15 GGG: Rear end - 21||08/08/15 GGG - 22|
#20: The head end of our train with power
(generator) car. #21: The rear end of our 20 train. These cars, including
the rear power car, will detach in Kamloops and travel on to Jasper while we
continue to Banff.
We can't say enough about the Rocky Mountaineer. The accommodations, meals, hosts and service were uniformly OUTSTANDING. The corporation UNDER promises and routinely OVER DELIVERS! GGG
#22: After spending the night in a Kamloops hotel, we boarded the shortened train now pulled by an RMRX unit and NREX 2906 (GP-50).
|08/08/15 GGG: Laura & Gary have fun - 23||08/08/15 GGG: CPRR Last Spike Site - 24||08/08/15 GGG: CP freight meet - 25|
|#23: Luxury travel. #24: Last spike site - CPRR transcon--Craigellachie B. C.|
|08/08/15 GGG - 26||08/08/15 GGG Monumental Scenery - 27||08/08/15 GGG: Revelstoke, B.C. - 28|
|#25 & #26: 80+ MPH meet. Most of the very long freights we met were using 3 + 1 + 1 DPU power. #27: Monumental scenery.|
|08/08/15 GGG: Snow plows - 29||08/08/15 GGG: Spreaders - 30||08/08/15 GGG: One of the spiral tunnels - 31|
|#28, #29 & #30: Revelstoke, B.C. We were told that the nearby mountain tracks can accumulate up to 40 feet of winter snow. Guess all that snow equipment has a purpose HE HE. #31: Exiting one of the Spiral Tunnels.|
|Hope you enjoyed our photos as much as we did this journey. GGG|
Copyright by Gary G. Gray
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