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Date: 12/30/18 15:33
Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: cp1400

 Via train #2 The Canadian is still a great ride. This past Friday I had the occasion to ride east from Vancouver that included through the first heavy snow storm of the season in the Rockies. The track was smooth, food delicious and staff friendly and helpful. Freight delays still exist but the padded schedule allowed us to keep a semblance of on time most of the way.
  1. Stopped for crew change and fuel at Kamloops with the heavy snow starting to fall.
  2. Brake test at the Park Car before departure into the storm.
  3. Earlier in the evening the second of three westbound freight trains passes #2 at Ashcroft.
cp1400
 








Date: 12/30/18 15:36
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: cp1400

4. Relentless snow overnight resulted in a frosty train at Jasper.
5. Trailing units were dusted even more with snow and ice.
6. The lead unit was cut off for use on the Rupert Rocket leaving extra frosted 6439 to lead east from Jasper.

cp1400








Date: 12/30/18 15:39
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: cp1400

7. Even Prestige Class in Glacier Park didn’t escape the weather.
8. A mountain miracle occurred east of Jasper when the clouds lifted.

cp1400 






Date: 12/30/18 15:41
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: cp1400

9. A herd of big horn sheep keep a wary eye on the skyline car carrying camera toting tourists.
10. The sharp curve near the east gate of Jasper Park gave a last sunny look at a frosty #2.

cp1400
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/19 22:49 by cp1400.






Date: 12/30/18 15:49
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: King_Coal

Photos 8-9-10 are wonderful. Looking forward to a trip in 2019.



Date: 12/30/18 16:09
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: joemvcnj

Either of the first 2 could be a great Xmas card. 



Date: 12/30/18 16:12
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and your trip.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 12/30/18 16:30
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: inCHI

Excellent photos all around but I really love those dome photos.



Date: 12/30/18 16:49
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: refarkas

First-class photos.
Bob



Date: 12/30/18 16:53
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: viatrainrider

Outstanding!!  Wonderful snow scenes!!  Van hardly wait to be on board in April.



Date: 12/30/18 17:11
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: andersonb109

Best photos of the Canadian I've ever seen!  Two Prestige cars in Winter. Business must be good. Amtrak please note three locos. Plenty of power even if one craps out. But I don't understand the comment about smooth track? How can that be?  TO member "Streamliner" has told us several times he felt his life was in danger on such horrible rough track, especially when the train was "speeding."   Glad you had a great trip. Can't wait for my annual one in March. 



Date: 12/30/18 17:12
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: andersonb109

Oops my bad. First Chateau isn't Prestige. Probably used for crew. Blue letter board give it away. 



Date: 12/30/18 18:00
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: feclark

Nice series, well done. Your second shot is killer! Usually I'm ticked when personnel are in the photo, but his presence somehow makes it.
Fred



Date: 12/30/18 19:23
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: TCnR

Great photos, great coverage. You caught some tremendous winter scenery on the trip and in the photos. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 12/30/18 21:51
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: gaspeamtrak

WOW !!! Thank you for sharing !!! That made my New Year ! Thank you for sharing !!! :):):)
"Happy New Year" to you and everybody else... 



Date: 12/31/18 08:24
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: gcm

Beautiful winter shots of the Canadian.
Gary



Date: 01/01/19 07:13
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: raydrs

Thank you. Beautiful scenes! 



Date: 01/01/19 14:58
Re: Frosty Via #2 in the Mountains
Author: agentatascadero

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Best photos of the Canadian I've ever seen!  Two
> Prestige cars in Winter. Business must be good.
> Amtrak please note three locos. Plenty of power
> even if one craps out. But I don't understand the
> comment about smooth track? How can that be?  TO
> member "Streamliner" has told us several times he
> felt his life was in danger on such horrible rough
> track, especially when the train was "speeding." 
>  Glad you had a great trip. Can't wait for my
> annual one in March. 

Bruce, Please!!  Just the mere mention of his TO name is sufficient to inspire him to come back here to spew his well known list of complaints, again.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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