The second post in this series comprises images, courtesy of Reg Aitken, showing the Canadian operated by CP from Alberta west, into the Mountains. Part one has brought us into Alberta. We'll start with Medicine Hat, where a Dayliner is waiting on the station tracks:
Lake Louise, where a maroon heavyweight consist can be seen on the adjacent track. Hey Junior, get behind the line! Banff Park is the Park car.
Lake Louise's log-cabin station presents a healthy hike for those sleeping car passengers:
People pictures! Taken at a station stop, these kids are under Mom's watchful eye in what looks like a sleeping car:
"Let us out!", or "Look at those mountains!"
Hand-made signage showing the Spiral Tunnel trackage. Was this on a bus tour?
Details that will interest some readers. Canadian Pacific did not spend a lot of money adorning their stepboxes...
The craggy precipices of Mount Dennis and Mount Stephen always provide an impressive backdrop for any CP train. Not the least of which of would be The Canadian in any era, replete with Chateau Jolliet, Manor and Chateau sleeping cars behind a diner:
Travelling near the tail-end has its advantages. Mount Burgess and Mount Field are to the northeast of the Park car at the east end of Field yard. Waterton Park is the Park car:
Low clouds among the mountains at Revelstoke. Chateau Latour is behind the diner:
Details. Car number and beaver shield:
You like Classic Consists? Check out these CPR - Consist Pattern Records from the Streamliner/late steam era.
Six-month anniversary of starting my retirement adventure and loving it! Six months ago today I had our tickets in hand for our Western Swing. So many times since then I have found myself saying, "I wouldn't be doing [activity] right now were I still at work." Blogging always did fit in around the work schedule, however! Retirement 'gift' (as if it's not enough of a gift on its own!) arrived yesterday:
In an online Classic VIA Rail group to which I belong, there's an ongoing discussion about what constitutes the now-viewed-as-classic era of VIA. We ain't in it, but here's a classic look to a current scene. Today at Belleville, it's VIA No 51 Eng 6402: