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Date: 11/26/18 13:36
Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: arwye

I'll let the conditions speak for themselves. A small group of us "damm fools" were heading for home to Calgary after a weekend at Cascade, Montana when we came across snow drenched CP 5625 heading eastbound just outside of Fort MacLeod Alberta on January 24 1982. Trying to stop on that icy Highway #3 wasn't much fun either. Richard Yaremko




Date: 11/26/18 14:11
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: mns019

Richard where did you move to?
Saskatchewan.......oh no wait
Manitoba.......oh no wait
emigrate to the warmer climes of the states.. North Dakota......oh no wait

Wherever, it is a poweful image!



Date: 11/26/18 14:24
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: arwye

 Cowichan Valley (AKA The Warmland in native speak)  on Vancouver Island, where we have palm tree's, vineyards and semi-tropicals rains. :)- 

Best micro-climate in Canada. 

Richard 

mns019 Wrote: 
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> Richard where did you move to? 
> Saskatchewan.......oh no wait 
> Manitoba.......oh no wait 
> emigrate to the warmer climes of the states.. 
> North Dakota......oh no wait 

> Wherever, it is a poweful image!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/18 14:26 by arwye.



Date: 11/26/18 14:42
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: hoggerdoug

IOTD !!!!  great shot

I spent three winters in Siberia, oh I mean Edmonton.
Doug



Date: 11/26/18 15:03
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: CPR_4000

That photo was certainly worth the effort!



Date: 11/26/18 15:53
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: isambard

That's a great photo, Richard. Made me shiver.  But keep quiet about the splendors and delights of the Cowichan Valley, okay? 



Date: 11/26/18 15:53
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: Train611

An excellent portrait of “Winter Railroading in Canada”

611

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Date: 11/26/18 16:01
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: refarkas

One of the very best photos I have seen on Trainorders!
Bob



Date: 11/26/18 16:38
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: tomstp

I don't know where Richard moved to but, he at least  must have come down here to thaw out.  He has posted a lot of pictures made in Texas.



Date: 11/27/18 07:12
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: BCR_766

Great Photo! I think i remember it from either Greg McDonnell or JF Garden book I have..... Vancouver Island is beautiful, but the spiders there are massive!! The girlfriend and I spent some time just outside of Sooke overlooking the Juan De Fuca, Gorgeous as can be, but I thought the spiders were going to eat me for dinner! We even had a bear break into our garbage can.....



Date: 11/27/18 07:53
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: thehighwayman

Arwye said:
 Cowichan Valley (AKA The Warmland in native speak)  on Vancouver Island, where we have palm tree's, vineyards and semi-tropicals rains. :)-  

Best micro-climate in Canada.  

Richard  

Or ... as some of us who were raised there call it --- home!
Glad you like it there Richard. I hope to move back someday.

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 11/27/18 19:54
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: feclark

Oh, that's a chiller! How far away was the storm you see in the west? Of all the great things about this photo, that tank car ranks right up there! Welcome back to the Canadian board on TO. How many trains per day do you get to shoot in the Cowichan Valley, by the way?
Fred



Date: 11/27/18 20:51
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: thehighwayman

feclark Wrote:
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> Oh, that's a chiller! How far away was the storm
> you see in the west? Of all the great things about
> this photo, that tank car ranks right up there!
> Welcome back to the Canadian board on TO. How many
> trains per day do you get to shoot in the Cowichan
> Valley, by the way?
> Fred

Sorry to butt in here ... but the basic answer is none .... unless he goes to the BC Forest Discovery Centre, formerly the Cowichan Forest Museum, and catches the narrow guage train as it goes around the figure 8 track.

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 11/29/18 06:39
Re: Miserable Monday's...or Why I Left Alberta
Author: P

That is a fantastic photo! Well done. Now I have to go grab a mug of hot chocolate to warm up a bit.

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