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 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)
An eastbound Canadian Pacific freight train is approaching in the last sunshine Black Canyon of the Thompson River, British Columbia, on June 23, 2016.
A westbound Canadian National grain train slows through Black Canyon to allow a westbound Canadian Pacific stack train onto the westbound track through the Thompson River Canyon. CN & CP share ea... (more)
A CP eastbound manifest runs at dusk past Black Canyon near Ashcroft, BC
With a violent summer thunderstorm rolling in overhead, trains from CN and CP charge out of Black Canyon toward Basque, BC, where both trains will continue westbound on CN's Ashcroft Sub. Though C... (more)
A westbound Canadian Pacific grain train curves out of the tunnel in Black Canyon west of Ashcroft, British Columbia, on the morning of October 1st, 2016.
Meet in Black Canyon:
As we stood under the nearly-full moon on the bluff overhead the CP (background) and CN (foreground) mainlines through British Columbia, radio transmissions made it readil... (more)
When visiting this location you get the feeling of "I'm on top of the World" as you stand overtop of Black Canyon. An eastbound intermodal train is about to cross the Thompson River and ... (more)
A Westbound CN Potash train snakes along the Thompson River in the Black Canyon.