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Date: 01/23/23 13:36
CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: Guitartrain

Canadian National SD70M-2-8021 & C44-9W-2509 are leading a W/B loaded Sulphur train (#705) on CN's Ashcroft Sub. The Fraser River is below. 11:57AM on 9-16-06 east of Boston Bar, British Columbia.




Date: 01/23/23 14:57
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: 3rdswitch

Good one.
JB



Date: 01/23/23 18:45
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: refarkas

A scenic beauty.
Bob



Date: 01/23/23 18:59
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: LKeithR

A couple years before your picture was taken; September of 2003, I think, I was standing in almost exactly the
same spot when a big ol' black bear sauntered out of the trees about 100 feet north of me.  We eyed each other
up for few moments and then, since I was pretty sure there would be no up side to having a closer encounter,
I scrambled back to my car.  It wasn't really that far away but it sure seemed like it at that moment.  Turned out
that I needn't have hustled; when the bear started to move it turned down the hill and plodded across the tracks
toward the river....

Keith Robertson
Langley, BC



Date: 01/23/23 20:00
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: feclark

Beautiful shot and location. The parched grasses really make the train pop, and contrast so well with the trees.
Fred



Date: 01/24/23 10:54
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: PasadenaSub

Superb photo in a perfect scene.

Rich



Date: 01/25/23 15:58
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 01/26/23 06:44
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: atsf121

Wow!



Date: 01/26/23 19:12
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: Jimbo

Congratulations on Image of the Day!  Well deserved.

Wonder why the CP didn't take their track on a routing similar to the later CN track to avoid building a large bridge?

Jim



Date: 01/26/23 21:05
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: sarailfan

Jimbo Wrote:
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> Wonder why the CP didn't take their track on a
> routing similar to the later CN track to avoid
> building a large bridge?
>

South of Cisco CN runs through some nasty slide zones, where the west side is somewhat more stable. Ease of construction when you consider the CP was built largely with manual labor was a huge factor in the location.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 01/27/23 17:06
Re: CN Sulphur on the Ashcroft Sub
Author: TCnR

Nice job, good angle, good timing. Kinda scary but I remember them building the second track.

Just for clarity, the CP route is on the far side of the river, both of these are CN tracks from before the directional running agreement ( but I've never figured out which way they go, certainly overdue for a visit ).
t4p.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/23 17:40 by TCnR.



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