|The first train I encountered, a westbound loaded potash train rolling through Canmore, Alberta. It also had mid-train and rear DPU units.
Railroads in the Rockies
|This eastbound empty potash train was really moving through Canmore and there was a UP DPU bringing up the rear
|This CP intermodal train was wasting no time passing the famous Banff depot. Unfortunately, the mountain in the background that I really wanted in the photo was covered in mist.
|The CPR snakes along the Bow River for miles. Just east of Morant's Curve we caught a freshly painted CP engine on the point of a westbound intermodal train. It had a mid train DPU. see below
|It was starting to rain and getting dark when this westbound was making a lift and getting ready to leave town. Leading is an ex ATSF GE unit 2186.
|As soon as the 2186 departed this eastbound led by the 5703 pulled into town with an ex CSX unit trailing
|To close out the day the 3071 pulled through the yard with an eastbound mixed freight.
|CNR 6015 is on display near the station. She is in beautiful shape.CNR 6060 once held this spot before being restored for excursion service.
Later that evening my wife and I went for another walk and I found train 5, formerly the Skeena, parked east of the station ready for an early morning departure for Prince Rupert. It is now unofficially called the Rupert Rocket. The Rocky Mountaineer had also arrived but the engines and equipment were buried in the yard.
|The Canadian departing for Toronto. It had 3 units and 25 cars this day.
|This interesting car was mid train. It must afford some great views of the Rockies. I am not sure of its origin.
|The "Kootenay Park" brought up the rear of the Canadian.
|VIA 6415 is the leader on train 5 for Prince Rupert due out the next morning.
|"Banff Park" was the rear car on the "Rupert Rocket". The rainbow was an added bonus to the photo.
|I was lucky enough to catch a shot of the Rocky Mountaineer several hours west of Jasper as we were headed to our next stop near Penticton, BC. The train is meeting a CN eastbound freight at this location.