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  1. Rolling Through Banff

    Rolling Through Banff

    Westbound containers heading back to the port at Vancouver.
  2. Push to Kicking Horse Pass

    Push to Kicking Horse Pass

    CPR 8558 shoves a westbound grainer through Morants Curve on the way to Lake Louise and Kicking Horse Pass.
  3. Downhill to Calgary

    Downhill to Calgary

    CPR 9738 has just kicked over the continental divide and is coming into Stephan, Alberta with an eastbound train of empty tank cars.
  4. Almost Over

    Almost Over

    CPR 8561 will shortly shove the tail of this westbound grainer over Kicking Horse Pass at Stephan,British Columbia.
  5. Does It Really Change?

    Does It Really Change?

    Does It Really Change? In think the essentials of railroading are really the same if its a eastbound double stack headed for Chicago or The Dominion powered by a Selkirk.
  6. Where is John Knieling?

    Where is John Knieling?

    John Knieling was one of those railroaders who understood railroading in 1950 was going to die. Is he still here to enjoy CP 8505 leading a solid westbound train of double stacks in a 2x1 power configuration around Morants Curve?
  7. Morning on the Bow

    Morning on the Bow

    Morning on the Bow. CP 8559 and a fellow veteran leads a train of prairie grain up the Bow River near Canmore, Alberta to Banff, Lake Louise, Kicking Horse Pass and the Spiral Tunnels. After 68 miles the crew will mark off at Field and let another crew take over for a run to Revelstoke.
  8. Over the Top

    Over the Top

    CPR 8750 is in Alberta but the end of its trains stretches over Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia. Its all down hill from here to Alyth Yard in Calgary, Alberta.
  9. Almost Over

    Almost Over

    A eastbound mixed manifest passes along the south shore of Wapta Lake. Soon it will tip over the top of Kicking Horse Pass and follow the Bow River into Calgary, Alberta.
  10. The Summer Along the Bow

    The Summer Along the Bow

    CPR 8753 pulls a mixed manifest train along the Bow River on a beautiful August day. In a few moments it will swing on to the new line at Lake Louise for the final climb up to Kicking Horse Pass.
  11. Over

    Over

    A westbound mixed manifest passes along the south shore of Wapta Lake. Soon it will be dropping down through the Spiral Tunnels.
  12. The Final Grind

    The Final Grind

    CP 8561 leads a westbound sulfur train through Lake Louise, Alberta to Kicking Horse pass via the low grade bypass built 30 years ago. After grinding up to Divide the crew will take this train down through the spiral tunnels and a well deserved rest at Field, British Columbia.
  13. Almost at Rest

    Almost at Rest

    CPR 8561 pulls its sulfur train into Field, British Columbia. The crew will get a well earned rest and a new crew will take the train on to Revelstoke late this afternoon.
  14. Rocky Mountaineer

    Rocky Mountaineer

    The westbound Rocky Mountaineer passing through Eldon, Alberta has pick up its last batch of passengers at Banff and is settling in for a climb up the Bow River to Kicking Horse Pass and points west on this late summer day.
  15. The Rising Sun

    The Rising Sun

    Japan came to the heart of the CPR along Albertas Bow River almost a decade ago.
  16. Silent Sentinels of Safety

    Silent Sentinels of Safety

    People take signals like these on the CPR at Eldon, Alberta for granted until an obsolete model starts to disappear. In the meantime they do their job around the clock in blizzards, scorching summer days 24/7/365.
  17. Locked Out

    Locked Out

    Freight railroads are becoming more isolated. When I first visited the CPR through the Rockies near Banff 30 years ago railfans had easy access to trackside following paths blazed by signal maintainers and track workers. Railroads all over North America, driven by liability concerns and the...
  18. The Timeless Rockies

    The Timeless Rockies

    Pole lines are disappearing across North America. How much longer for these roadside signals near Ozada, Alberta? The Rockies were here many years before the CPR. The Rockies will still be here when the signals are long gone.




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