A little birdie told me that today's Canadian would have Rocky Mountaineer cars on it, so I made time at lunch to go see them. The last time I saw Rocky Mountaineer cars on the Canadian was November 2010. I thought about where to shoot them, and ended up going to my default location just east of Diamond and west of the Perimeter Highway. I parked on the side of the dirt road and waited for their arrival. It was -20C outside, so I wasn't going to stand outside to wait!
The hotbox at mile 10 warned of their impending arrival. I hopped out of the car and crossed the frozen snow to wait for the sound of the horn blasts and the first sign of the headlights. Soon enough, VIA 1 rolled into view.
VIA 6458 led two RMX cars, followed by VIA 6428 and the usual 9 car winter Canadian consist.
Those repainted Rocky Mountaineer cars sure look pretty!
I like how the white "swoops" on the sides of the cars match up. Imagine a whole train of these!
Very quickly, VIA 1 was gone and on to Diamond and beyond.