Who left the gate open? The train got out again.
Nice composition (yet again), Peterpb
a like from the land of "no more steam" :(
Thank you Stacy,
This was the same train as in picture no.52165895
but a few seconds later. Unfortunately some of the exhaust has blwn over, and contributed to the haze. In fact it was a gorgeous clear day. Thank you for the like, and the visit. I'm pleased someone appreciates my attempt at a landscape!
PS, is that steam excursion still running from Vancouver?
Right you are ;) same train. It is the landscape that makes this image stand out. It gives us that "feeling" (steaming through the countryside)... and the rickety fence and the stone bridge being approached are both bonuses. Eye candy!
the Royal Hudson route from Vancouver to Squamish.
We do have a steam angine opperating in the Okanagan valley; the KVR runs on a section of track on the West side of the valley. The KVR line on the East side is a popular tourist and cy-cl-ing destination.
best wishes in return
Thanks again Stacy, particularly for the info on the Royal Hudson. I wanted to see this when I was in Canada in 2001, but now I understand why they sent the diesel out instead. (Perhaps I should try and scan in the photo I had of it, along with the other Cananadian ones). Unfortunately I didn't know about the KVR, or I might have given that a go. (And the footpath up Grouse mountain was closed..)
i did get to see the regal, "Royal Hudson" at "Steam Expo '86" in Vancouver. She was ... IMPRESSIVE !
You wanted to do the "Grouse Grind" ? You are a better man than i. ;)
Hi Stacy, I did get round to scanning my Canada pictures, but to be honest the scanned versions do not do the originals justice, so I guess I'll have to scrounge a different scanner.
Here's the diesel train. The Royal Hudson was in the shed behind.
PS, I was all set to go for a climb up the Grouse Grind, the closed notice was on the gate opposite the cable car station. I don't know if I would have made it or not!
Now Peter I hate to tell you, but I "ain't" looking at the train very much here. It is the countryside!! wow, such a lovely view and lot to see...A fantastic shot of that lovely countryside. A like for certain!
Thank you again Sarah, and sorry for late response, been away for work. I'm happy that you 'like' it. I tried hard to get everything in. I was also hoping that Alan 'Top Spotter' might have been one of those guys on the bridge, but no, he was further along the line.
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