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Date: 09/07/22 23:20
Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: cp1400

Last Monday the eastbound Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver had an unusual guest locomotive in the consist. The regular RMR locomotive fleet consists of 11 GP40 models of various heritage. The fleet has been fairly reliable the last several seasons but for some reason CN SD70M-2 #8897 was added to the consist in Vancouver on Monday Sept 5. Here’s a selection of shots from the days chase into the Fraser and Thompson River Canyons.
 
1. Between Yale Tunnels #4 and #3 at Yale BC

2. Crossing Spuzzum Creek

3. Entering Calamity Tunnel near mile 10 on CP’s Cascade Sub.
 
 
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/22 23:08 by cp1400.








Date: 09/07/22 23:21
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: cp1400

4. Crossing the CP bridge at Cisco BC

5. In the White Canyon of the Thompson River passing devastated forests from the July 2021 fires.

6. At Drynoch East passing remnants of flooding and mud slides from early August.

 
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Date: 09/08/22 04:39
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: NiagaraMike

Beautiful shots !



Date: 09/08/22 06:43
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: stevelv

Great chase.  I heard on one of the videos I've watched that the train is run at freight train speeds which helps when chasing.



Date: 09/08/22 15:42
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: feclark

They're all great shots, but for some reason I love the fifth the most. Maybe because it's so different for this area. Is this just past Skihist Provincial Park, where there's a road into a few houses?
Fred



Date: 09/08/22 18:04
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: railsmith

cp1400 Wrote:
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> Last Monday the eastbound Rocky Mountaineer from
> Vancouver had an unusual guest locomotive in the
> consist. The regular RMR locomotive fleet consists
> of 12 GP40 models of various heritage. The fleet
> has been fairly reliable the last several seasons
> but for some reason CN SD70M-2 #8897 was added to
> the consist in Vancouver on Monday Sept 5.

There was an issue with one of the RMR units so the CN unit was added for protection. It came off at Kamloops.

RMR fleet is actually 11 locomotives -- 8011-8019 in Canada and 8020-8021 in U.S.



Date: 09/08/22 19:30
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: dan

are the the US ones with the train in Glenwood Springs today?  I cannot tell on this cam,  https://coloradowebcam.net/camera/gws-midland-ave-colorado-river-webcam



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Date: 09/09/22 14:20
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: bobk

Fantastic shots!



Date: 09/10/22 21:43
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: DRGW5502

Pretty good run for the Penn Central built 3152 that turns 54 years old this month.



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Date: 09/11/22 14:08
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: PHall

DRGW5502 Wrote:
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> Pretty good run for the Penn Central built 3152
> that turns 54 years old this month.

Just proves that with proper maintenance those locomotives will last almost forever.
Just look at how many GP9's are still with us.



Date: 09/11/22 16:53
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: ns1000

Great pics!!  Thanks for posting.



Date: 09/14/22 16:42
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: Jimbo

stevelv Wrote:
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> Great chase.  I heard on one of the videos I've
> watched that the train is run at freight train
> speeds which helps when chasing.

Same thing in the US.  Riding Denver to Moab last year our top speed was 60 MPH.

Thanks for the outstanding photos!

Jim



Date: 09/17/22 00:08
Re: Rocky Mountaineer With a Special Guest
Author: BoostedFridge

Great series, and colour on these images.  #5 stands out for me also.  Is that angle newly available due to fires or construction?  I don't recall seeing an image from there before.



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