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Various Railways Of The Kootenays Photos
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« Reply #60 on: May 9th, 2005, 11:49pm »
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This is the Last Spike monument at Craigellachie with the same train passing behind.

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« Reply #61 on: May 9th, 2005, 11:51pm »
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Kaslo Station with vintage CPR caboose.  The Moyie is here as well.  It is well worth a visit and tour as they really did a nice job of restoration.


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« Reply #62 on: May 9th, 2005, 11:57pm »
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Seeing as I have seen some BN pictures here, I guess this is fair game.  This is the first tunnel on the VV & E heading west out of Midway.  The ties are still in place through most of the tunnel.  It is 900 feet on a curve.  The west entrance is about 50% obscured by rockfalls.  There is remnants of what was probably a maintenance of way building at the east entrance as well as a Geological Survey Bench Mark.  The canyon on the west side is quite spectacular.  If you visit watch for bears.  They use it to travel through the canyon.


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« Reply #63 on: May 10th, 2005, 12:02am »
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This last shot I guess qualifies as CP content.  This is locomotive 3716 under restoration at the Kettle Valley Heritage Railway shops in Summerland.


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« Reply #64 on: May 10th, 2005, 10:24am »
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on May 6th, 2005, 6:24pm, Mark J wrote:       (Click here for original message)
...This is a shot of m.o.w. forces regrading the roadbed to repair the damaged track...

 
It's great to see the inner workings of a railway from time to time.  Keep taking those shots Mark.  Great scenery too.  We definitely have some of the most scenic railways on the planet.


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« Reply #65 on: May 10th, 2005, 8:00pm »
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on May 9th, 2005, 12:05am, ENR3005 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This photo is a shot of the only train I saw that day at trail. A pair of GP38s swithcing the smelter facility...

 
Here is one of my shots taken at the same location as in your photo taken from above on the hill.  
 
The year is 1988, Trail was the last safe haven for CP's unrebuilt GP9's.  The units are facing the bottom of the Warfield Hill.  At the time, the main highway into Trail ran right thru the plant itself making shots like these possible.  Now the highway bypasses the smelter facility, you would have to go thru the security gate to get a shot like this.  Behind the units is a string of short ore hoppers that were used between the Sullivan mine in Kimberly, BC and the Cominco smelter in Trail.  I am not sure if this track is still in existance, it is difficult to see in your photo.  I do know that directly behind the units and cars was/is the site of the wye in the yard.  I believe the north leg of that wye is visible in front of 8673, this wye was too sharp to run 6 axle units around, only 4 axle units could use it so this would make it obsolete since power does not require turning any more.


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« Reply #66 on: May 10th, 2005, 8:21pm »
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Somewhere on here I remember a reference to the old roundhouse/shops in Trail.  Here's a pic of 8822 in front of these shops, whoever it was was correct that most of the building by this time was occupied by Cominco and only one stall was actually still used by the railway for m.o.w. equipment I believe.

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« Reply #67 on: May 10th, 2005, 8:36pm »
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on May 9th, 2005, 11:48pm, pa_sub1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Seeing those pictures of the Warfield fertilizer plant brings back memories, having grown up across the tracks on the other side of the park near the plant.  I recall (vaguely) the Trainmasters rumbling up the hill.  Mostly remember the GP9s.  Two at the front and one or two at the back.  The house would usually start to shake before the diesels were heard.  Sad to say I have not one picture of any of it.  Will have to check with the parents to see if they have any shots in the albums...

 
I have to say that I really enjoy your pictures of the old abandonned road beds, please do keep these coming also.   I guess that you recognize where this shot was taken as it was probably almost right in your front yard.  This is about a 1/4 mile or less behind where ENR3005's shot was taken of the cylindrical hoppers at Warfield.  The Cominco baseball field is to the right over the short chain link fence.
   
These two units were the assigned Trail switchers at the time and as you can see, none of the units stayed clean for very long working in the smelter.  8814 actually has an axle on the ground here and it wasn't long before m.o.w. people showed up to rerail it using a hydrolic bottle jack.


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« Reply #68 on: May 10th, 2005, 8:50pm »
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As Monty Python would say "...and now for something entirely different..."
 
Took this sucker couple days ago at mile 122 of CP's Winderemere sub from 9738 north.  Here we are about 18 - 20 miles south of Golden where this loaded coal train will head west on the the Mountain sub with a fresh crew and after having a unit added to the head end.


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« Reply #69 on: May 14th, 2005, 12:57am »
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on May 10th, 2005, 8:36pm, Mark J wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I have to say that I really enjoy your pictures of the old abandonned road beds, please do keep these coming also.   I guess that you recognize where this shot was taken as it was probably almost right in your front yard.  This is about a 1/4 mile or less behind where ENR3005's shot was taken of the cylindrical hoppers at Warfield.  The Cominco baseball field is to the right over the short chain link fence.
  
These two units were the assigned Trail switchers at the time and as you can see, none of the units stayed clean for very long working in the smelter.  8814 actually has an axle on the ground here and it wasn't long before m.o.w. people showed up to rerail it using a hydrolic bottle jack.

 
It took me a couple of minutes to get my bearings in this photo.  The Scout Hall behind the lead unit finally gave it away.  That's about 200 yards from the old homestead.   Here's a shot out of one of the old family albums of a couple of Trainmasters at the top of the climb, very close to the location of your picture.  It was taken around 1971.  The tracks to Upper Warfield (and once Rossland) are in the foreground.  Only remember one switcher ever going up towing a tank car of some sort.



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« Reply #70 on: May 14th, 2005, 11:08am »
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Nice shot, it definately shows what it can be like there in the winter, although recent years have not produced much snow.

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South of Cranbrook

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Golden

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SD's

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« Reply #74 on: Aug 16th, 2005, 3:36pm »
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Its been quite a while since anyone posted anything here so here are a few more.
 
UP C44AC (AC4400cw) 6850 at the Cranbrook shops mated with SD90mac CEFX 100


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CP SD40-2 5390, originally built in 1978 as CP 5781, was formerly owned by Ontario Hydro, it was transferred to CN in may 1996 where it was renumbered to CN 5390, and in november 2000 it was transferred back to CP and retained its CN number and now is CP 5390

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« Reply #76 on: Aug 16th, 2005, 3:49pm »
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Here's a shot taken at Windermere (the actual town is called Invermere), the weather was hot and sunny.  Our train is holding the main lead by 9722 and the empty lead by 9767 has just entered the siding.

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9667 southbound with coal empties at Wasa, BC

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On a cloudy day in the east Kootenays I took this one of the power that lead this day's 266 near mile 86 on the Cranbrook sub

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Here's one of a pretty cool sunset at Elko

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