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Locomotives #44871 + 45212 head towards Darnholm with a passenger train

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Comments (8)

stacy metcalf on May 11, 2011

Who left the gate open? The train got out again.


Nice composition (yet again), Peterpb

a like from the land of "no more steam" :(

Peter_private_box on May 14, 2011

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! Best Wishes Peter

PS, is that steam excursion still running from Vancouver?

stacy metcalf on May 16, 2011

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

Peter_private_box on May 17, 2011

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..)

Best Wishes Peter

stacy metcalf on May 19, 2011

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. ;)

"avagoodayeh", stacy

Peter_private_box on May 19, 2011

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.

Best Wishes Peter

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!

Sarah O on May 20, 2011

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!


Peter_private_box on May 24, 2011

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. Best Wishes Peter

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