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Date: 01/18/20 14:43
Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: photobob

A Prince Rupert Bound train a few miles west of Jasper in 1973. Check out Mr Moose to the left.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography




Date: 01/18/20 14:47
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: jp1822

Cool! Nice catch with the moose too!!!!



Date: 01/18/20 15:53
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: refarkas

Beautiful image.
Bob



Date: 01/18/20 18:49
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: WAF

Bullwinkle



Date: 01/18/20 19:51
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: briancdn

That is one beautifully composed image. The F's are a bonus. And a moose. Amazing!

Brian N.



Date: 01/18/20 23:22
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: BoostedFridge

What a great photo!  Agreed, the composition is excellent



Date: 01/19/20 14:33
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: feclark

What's the closest you could get (motive power aside) to this shot today? I bet the trees have eaten this angle (at Geikie?) alive. Lovely shot.
Fred



Date: 01/19/20 21:05
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: eminence_grise

Prior to WW1, there were two railways through this valley, the Grand Trunk Pacific to the left side (north) and the Canadian Northern to the right (south). With the failure of the CNor in 1916, the two lines were consolidated into one. Mostly from Jasper to Red Pass, the CNor was removed, however at Giekie, the current tracks are on the right side of the valley, indicating that at this location, the CNor was chosen for a short distance. Following WW1, the CNor was converted into a road, which is now largely BC Highway 16.

In the middle of the valley is a pipeline right of way, and there may be a trace of a GTP cutting on the left side of the valley. Where Highway 16 diverges from the CNor right of way, the old rail grade is clearly visible. The hill on the current road is probably from the 1960's, meaning that the 1920's era road probably was closer to the tracks. I read an account by pioneer automobile adventurers which described visiting Mount Robson by driving along the abandoned right of way which included several "barely modified" railway trestles.

When last I went through there, Geikie was almost completely grown in.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/20/20 08:52 by eminence_grise.



Date: 01/20/20 19:32
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: CM80-46

In the “Rockies “ !   Boris and Natasha behind a tree somewhere off the ROW to foil the Moose and flying squirrel!



Date: 01/22/20 20:43
Re: Prince Rupert bound freight near Jasper 1973
Author: BoilingMan

Very nice (and just about anything having to do with the CN and Prince Rupert has my vote!)
SR

Cool to see the lead F still has the 1st version of the stripe colour scheme- the freight F’s were getting the 2nd version pretty quickly by then (additional stripes & yellow frame stripe) The B unit here has the newer version.



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