Friday, April 15, 2011
More Rocky Mountaineer Cars
I had a tip that Thursday's Canadian would have a couple of Rocky Mountaineer cars, so I went out at noon to see them. It was another beautiful but cold day. When I arrived at Wilkes Avenue I saw an eastbound freight train stopped a little west of St. James Junction. The power was SD60 CN 5506 and Dash-8 BCOL 4618. Old power!
BCOL 4618 has been repainted in CN colours.
The number sounded familiar, so I looked it up after and I realized I shot this unit in her BC Rail colours back on August 21, 2009.
I went over to the Junction and waited with another railfan for the Canadian. It was about 10-15 minutes late.
The lead Rocky Mountaineer car was RMR 9523, a dome car built by Colorado Railcar.
Trailing that was Rocky Mountaineer 5506, a former CN/VIA Dayniter.
That was fun.
Shortly after the Canadian left, the freight started rolling. It turns out it was CN train 852.
While it was rolling by, CN 101 passed on the north track. CN 852 had to stop because 101 was crossing over from the south to the north track in front of 852.
Another nice day for photos and video.