Canadian National intermodal train No. 101 departs out of the siding at Ashcroft, British Columbia, on a hot July 15, 2014. Powering the westbound is a pair of EMD SD70M-2 locomotives, Nos. 8918 a... (more)
Canadian Pacific was first thru Black Canyon on the tracks across the Thompson River. The CP originally skirted this difficult outcropping with a temporary trestle and rail bed . The original tres... (more)
A westbound Canadian National grain train crosses the Thompson River at Ashcroft, British Columbia, on September 1, 2007. Leading the train is one of CN’s comfort cab-equipped GMD SD40-2Ws No. 526... (more)
A CP coal load climbs the short grade towards the tunnel thru Black Canyon.. Canadian Pacific line thru the Thompson and Fraser Canyons is a series of up and down moderate grade requiring big co... (more)
The Canadian sprints westbound thru the Black Canyon of the Thompson River. Recent schedule changes have made daylight appearances of VIA in the Thompson and Fraser Canyons common.... The Canadian... (more)
CN crossing the Thompson River in the Black Canyon. The leader is CN8907 in the current CN paint scheme, second is a classic striped Cowl C40-8M.
Most people do not think desert, when they think Canada. However, near Ashcroft, BC it is cactus, rattlesnakes and HEAT. On this day the thermometer hovered around 100 degrees as this CP Potash lo... (more)
A refurbished Canadian Pacific AC4400 leads a eastbound coal empty out of Ashcroft, BC. The CN main is on the shadow side of the river. The train is set up 1x1x1. About 50% of all trains on CN a... (more)
An eastbound train snaking its way along the river.
The Rocky Mountaineer Railtour train is highballing west from Ashcroft.
On the morning of September 28, 2015, a 25-car Rocky Mountaineer Railtours passenger train approaches Ashcroft, British Columbia, while traversing stark Thompson River Canyon.
On June 25, 2006, Canadian National GE C44-9W No. 2606 and GE C40-8M “cowl” No. 2430 power a westbound freight passing through Black Canyon west of Ashcroft, British Columbia. In the background is... (more)
A westbound Canadian Pacific coal train passes through a deep cut along the Thompson River in Black Canyon west of Ashcroft, British Columbia, on September 28, 2015.