"Dear employer: I've recently learned that the Royal Canadian Pacific will be traveling through the Rocky Mountains and I'm going to need the next few days off please..."
Needless to... (more)
A westbound grain train chugs over Kicking Horse Pass while Mt. Richardson looms a range into Alberta.
A westbound manifest train crosses from Alberta into BC, from atlantic to pacific drainage, and from sunshine to cloud.
A westbound potash train crests the backbone of the continent on a wintry day in early october. Summit Lake has already frozen over while most of the continent is stuck in summer still...
Putting a little sunshine into my photos, a shot of westbound 199-11 topping the summit with the monument to James Hector warm under the summer sun
A westbound grain train tips over the great divide, head end in BC and tail end in Alberta
Might be wrong about the train ID, but really, who could tell?
402-14 is just cresting the summit with 2 inches of fresh snow above the railhead and more falling. It took them hours to get up the hill, slipping down to as little as 2MPH along the way! The tra... (more)
Westbound loaded potash passes Summit Lake
the DPUs of 671 roll past summit lake, now shifting to dynamics for the torturous decent to Field
Yet another 671 tops the Great Divide, partly in BC but mostly in Alberta
199-11 crests the top of the CPR system, past the marker making the divide between Atlantic and Pacific drainage
Stopped, waiting for a signal to proceed, this CPR snowplow is about to take on any snowslides that may have come down the mountain from an avalanche control shoot.
8802 stopped at a stop signal at the top of the mountain. Shortly after it receives a medium to stop signal followling train 101 down the tremendous Field Hill. This 14,500 ton grain robot will be... (more)