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Date: 07/20/20 15:17
Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: cp1400

It seems the moon and the comets lined up in perfect harmony the other day. This one either slipped through the cracks or CP finally relented on SD70ACus leading trains on the mainline west of Calgary. Heritage painted 7019 leads train 301 through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons. Lets hope we see another ACu leading before Neowise comet makes its next appearance! (Which is supposed to be in 6,800 years!)

1. CP 7019 has its train well under control at the west switch Martel in the Thompson Canyon July 19, 2020 11:48

2. Train 301 at the sweeping curve of the red rock just east of Spence's Bridge July 19, 2020 11:52

3. Panning the 7019 west of Spence's Bridge. July 19, 2020 12:02

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Date: 07/20/20 15:19
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: cp1400

4. Between sheds and tunnels at Skoonka Tunnels. July 19, 2020 12:08
 
5. Thompson River still runs high at the Frog. July 19, 2020 12:27
 
 6. Deep in the White Canyon of the Thompson River near Lytton. July 19, 2020 12:43


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Date: 07/20/20 15:24
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: cp1400

7. Cisco Bridge. The searchlight signals here are not long for this world. July 19, 2020 13:10
 
8. Martinson. July 19, 2020 14:05
 
9. Departing Boston Bar at Anderson River Bridge July 19, 2020 14:48.
 
CP has had a moratorium on these units leading on their mailine west of Calgary for a couple of months now. Everywhere else seemed to be getting great consists with these ACUs except the faithful on the west coast had been shut out of the party. Lets hope the problems are being solved and many more of these venture out west. All pictures are on CN track in the directional running zone west of Ashcroft BC.

cp1400



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Date: 07/20/20 15:35
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: refarkas

An "A+" set!
Bob



Date: 07/20/20 15:41
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: railsmith

cp1400 Wrote:
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> It seems the moon and the comets lined up in
> perfect harmony the other day. This one either
> slipped through the cracks or CP finally relented
> on SD70ACus leading trains on the mainline west of
> Calgary.

Slipped through the cracks. But it has done so twice now -- same unit came out to the coast on a 201 on July 12. It is slated to return in a grain train today, but such plans can change.



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Date: 07/20/20 20:35
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: P

Great coverage! The BC territory is simply stunning

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Date: 07/20/20 20:43
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: nickatnight

Wow. 

#7 is nothing short of show-stopping!!    Marvelous!

N



Date: 07/20/20 21:42
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: TCnR

Great set of photos. Great locations.
Looks like high water at Anderson River, is that common for July?.
t4p.



Date: 07/20/20 22:03
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: 3rdswitch

Outstanding bunch.
JB



Date: 07/20/20 23:26
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: PHall

TCnR Wrote:
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> Great set of photos. Great locations.
> Looks like high water at Anderson River, is that
> common for July?.
> t4p.

There's high water everywhere. Several areas in the interior of BC are still flooded.



Date: 07/21/20 05:12
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: Milwaukee

Well done on the catch, chase, and photos. Thank you for sharing.

I don't know if I've heard a confident explanation for why these units weren't allowed out west. Can someone who knows the accurate story explain that for me please?



Date: 07/21/20 05:14
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: texchief1

Excellent shots!s

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 07/21/20 11:10
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: GN1969

What a set of pictures!! Thank you.
Picture 6 always gives me the chills.



Date: 07/21/20 12:20
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: PasadenaSub

Beautiful set of photos, all are outstanding, #8 is my favorite.

Rich



Date: 07/21/20 15:14
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: ns1000

NIICE..!!



Date: 07/22/20 20:41
Re: Heritage Paint in the Canyons (Finally)
Author: P

GN1969 Wrote:
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> What a set of pictures!! Thank you.
> Picture 6 always gives me the chills.

Yes, me too.



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