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The SQPG is rounding the horseshoe curve at Pavilion on it's climb up to Kelly Lake.
Get your pictures of BCRail now before it falls to the CN. After the sale to CN, who knows how traffic patterns will change.
Here the PGSQ is rounding a 12 degree curve south of Glenfraser. This area is a desert region of British Columbia and is known for sage and cactus and about 11" of annual rainfall. When I took this picture, a crack of thunder and about an half an inch of rain fell in about 10 minutes...
The PGSQ is heading south along the Birkenhead River just north of Creekside siding on the Squamish sub. This train also has manned helpers cut in approx. 35 cars back.
The rail line was washed out at this location in Oct. 2003 due to heavy rains and evidence of that is the logs and trees in...
The PGNV is seen southbound approaching the north switch at McGuire. (10 driving minutes south of Whistler, B.C.) Today's train is a relativly short one - only 22 cars. Taken on a fair and cool January Day.
4608-4622 January 05, 2004
Here the 'Pemberton Push' is seen assisting the PGSQ train.
Manned helpers are needed in this area to help lift trains up two heavy grades and assist the same trains down another.
Pusher consist 4653-747-4623 April 29, 2003
On an overcast day, the PGSQ (4654 south)has just left Tisdal and is tackling the last 30 minutes of it's steep climb upto Mons.
The train could be heard for several minutes before passing this location as well as it whistling for two nearby logging road crossings. The locomotive whistle has...
Quite the climatic and geographic contrast to the real area 51, and with no U.F.O. or Elvis sightings, the only airborne sightings here would be dozens of Bald Eagles in the winter months. In this view the PGSQ is approaching mile 51 at the south end of the Cheakamus Canyon. The majority of...
Here 2nd #14 is holding the main at Tisdal and will be overtaken by #2 in about a half an hour. (#16 was usually annulled if a second 14 ran)
About 20 cars back from the locomotives, the train sits on one of the two bridges above Rutherford Creek which were washed out this past October.
Southbound train #16 climbing out of the Soo valley passing Green River just past the midway point of the 1 hour climb upto Mons from Pemberton.
The forested ridge above the 713 has been devestated by the Mountain Pine Beetle this year. Also, this portion of the BCRail is still a manned...
In this view, train #16 with the 712 and 708 are nearing the top of the 2.2% southward ascent from Pemberton to Mons. This particular train had two remote slave units plus a four-unit SD40-2 set of manned helpers cut in at different points in the train.
The sound of these MLW's climbing the...
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