Picture Gallery of Canadian Pacific,
British Columbia Railway,
Canadian National, and BC Hydro Trains
in Western Canada

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Beautiful magnificent Canada. The place where it is hard to take a bad picture. I have only made a couple trips to Canada and I want to go back again. There are high rugged mountains, blue rivers, lots of trains and almost thirty years ago, Alcos on the British Columbia Railway. What more could a railfan want?

Canadian Pacific unit grain train at Field, British Columbia, Canada

My first trip into Canada was in the early summer of 1979. I returned the following year, but was rained out for most of that trip. In 1981, I returned with my new bride on our honeymoon. Most of my best pictures are from that trip. Thanks Ruth.

Since then, I have made two other short trips into Canada. A jaunt across the plains in 1985 and a one day visit in 1987 when the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National were on strike. Fortunately, the BC Hydro was operating. I was hoping to return for our 25th wedding anniversary, but we lacked both the time and the money to get away. I have updating the pictures in this gallery and added more pages.

The following picture pages are arranged from East to West and then North to South. We begin on the Great Plains in southern Saskatchewan and finish on the West Coast near Squamish, BC. I am trying something new and placing several pictures on a single page, so some of these pages may be slow to open as some contain up to four pictures on a single page.

Canadian Pacific Train Pictures in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Extra 5857 Lang, Saskatchewan
Extra 5857 Rouleau, Saskatchewan
Extra 5837 Banff, Alberta
Eastbound Canadian Castle Mountain

Canadian Pacific Train Pictures in
Southeastern British Columbia

Extra 5816 Elko
Train 44 Elko
Train 44 Caithness
Extra 5816 Galloway
Train 44 Cranbrook
Train 44 Fort Steele
Extra 5800 Spillimacheen
Train 80 Spillimacheen
Extra 5800 McMurdo
Extra 5824 Golden
Extra 5857 Kicking Horse Pass
Train 67 Divide
Extra 5747 Divide
Extra 5837 Divide
Via Train 1 Yoho
Train 67 Yoho
Extra 5859 Cathedral
Via Train 1 Cathedral
Extra 5837 Cathedral
Extra 5859 Field
Extra 5758 Field
Extra 5826 Field
Extra 5859 Field
Extra 5859 Ottertail
Extra 5826 Glenogle
Via Train 1 Glenogle
Extra 5797 Glenogle
Extra 5622 Golden
Train 67 Golden

Canadian National Train Pictures in British Columbia

Train 413 Lucerne
Train 413 Grant Brook
Train 413 Albreda
Extra 5303 Lempriere
Extra 5328 Lempriere
Train 796 Rayleigh
Extra 5602 Kamloops
Extra 5188 Kamloops
Train 796 Kamloops

Train Pictures in the Thompson and Frazer River Canyons

Caboose at Savona
Eastbound Canadian Semlin
Extra 5338 Ashcroft
Extra 5267 Ashcroft
Extra 5185 Lytton
Train 758 Lytton
Extra 5185 Boston Bar
Extra 5273 Boston Bar
Extra 5692 North Bend
Extra 5829 Saddle Rock
Sumas Turn Clayburn

British Columbia Hydro Train Pictures

Extra 907 Huntingdon
Extra 907 Norton
Extra 907 South Sumas

British Columbia Railway Train Pictures

Extra 721 Exeter
Train 26 Exeter
Train 1 Pavilion
Alcos in Lillooet Yard
Train 16 Cheakamus
Train 16 Squamish
Engines 719 and 761 Squamish
Train 2 Britannia