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Early days with Canadian Trains



by Chris Guenzler

Travel back into time to see my first glimpses of Western Canadian Railroading on my family vacations when I was still a kid.



Pacific Great Eastern/BC Rail



PGE 630 led a northbound train through Horseshoe Bay in 1972.





Two pictures of PGE H-12-44 1004 at North Vancouver in 1972. In the bottom picture there is the camper we traveled in off on the right side.





Two Pictures of BC Rail RS-3 560 at North Vancouver in August of 1974.





BC Rail S-13 1003 switching at North Vancouver in August of 1974.





The BC Rail Dayliner leaves North Vancouver for Prince George in August of 1974. Seeing this train made me want to ride it which was my first Canadian Train Trip in 1986.



Canadian Pacific Railroad.





The Canadian Pacific Canadian with CP FP-7 1409 and 1405 with the wonderful Park Car on the rear on 7/31/1976 at Fields,nBC.





CP Rail Train 1 ran along the Columbia River into Golden, BC in 8/1/1976.





CP Rail RDC-2 9107 at Victoria,BC in July of 1976.





CP Rail DRS4-4-10 8001 in August of 1972 at Nanamio, BC.





Another shot of the 8001 at Nanamio, BC.





CP Rail DRS4-4-10 8004 at Nanamio, BC in August of 1972.





Overlooking the CP Nanamio, BC Engine Facility in August of 1972.





A CP Rail Ocean Liner arrived in Vancouver,BC from the Far East in August of 1972. This route operated from 1891-1979 Vancouver - (Hawaii) - Yokohama - Shanghai - (Manila) - Hong Kong.





CP Rail GP-7 8510 headed north into South Edmonton in August of 1972.





CP Rail C-424 4223 headed south towards Calgary at South Edmonton in August of 1972.





CP Rail S-10 6611 switching in Vancouver, BC in August of 1972.





CP Rail S-4 7113 at Vancouver, BC in August of 1976.





CP Rail DS4-4-1000 7074 at Vancouver,BC in August of 1976.





CP Rail 5821 East west of Golden, BC in August of 1976.





CP Rail SD-40 5627 West at Golden, BC in August of 1976 along the Columbia River.





CP Rail SD-40 5627 at Golden,BC in August of 1976.





CP Rail M-630 4554 at Golden, BC in August of 1976.





CP Rail GP-9 8821 at Fields, BC July 1976.





CP Rail SD-40-2 5570 at Fields, BC July 1976.





CP Rail SD-40-2 5689 at Fields, BC July 1976.





CP Rail SD-40-2 5806 at Fields, BC July 1976.





CP Rail M-630 4553 at Calgary, Alberta in July of 1976.





CP S-4 7108 at Calgary, Alberta in July of 1976.



Canadian National



CN SW-1200RS 1354 and 1068 take a transfer run across the Fraser River into New Westminster, BC in August of 1972.





CN FP-9A rests after pulling the Super Continental in Vancouver, BC in August of 1972.





CN FP-9A 6501 headed the eastbound Super Continental at Jasper, Alberta in August of 1972.





CN SD-40 5137 rolled into Jasper in August of 1972.





CN GP-9 rested in Jasper in August of 1972.





CN FP-9A 6504 rolled a freight east through Edison, Alberta in August of 1972.





C&O GP-9 5934 sat in Calder Yards in Edmonton, Alberta in August of 1972.





CN 5123 East is stopped by a work gang at Entwistle, Alberta in July of 1976.





CN SD-40 5123 at Entwistle, Alberta in July of 1976.





CN GP-9 4218 at Entwistle, Alberta in July of 1976.





CN F-7BU 9196 at Entwistle, Alberta in July of 1976.





The CN Super Continental arrived into Jasper in August of 1976.







Two views of CN FP7A 6504 at Jasper in August of 1976.





A CN eastbound arrived into Jasper in August of 1976.




CN SD-40 5120 at Jasper in August of 1976.





CN SD-40 5118 at Jasper in August of 1976.





The CN Skeena waited for departure time at Jasper in August of 1976.





CN F7Au 9162 at Jasper in August of 1976.




CN SW-1200RS 1349 at Jasper in August of 1976.




CN SD-40 5192 led an eastbound into Jasper in August of 1976.





CN F7Au 9173 at Jasper in August of 1976.





CN GP-38-2(W) 5596 at Jasper in August of 1976.





CN Eastbound at Spruce Grove, Alberta in August of 1976.





CN SD-40-2(W) 5263 at Spruce Grove in August of 1976.





CN SD-40-2(W) 5263 at Calder Yard in Edmonton, Alberta in August of 1976.





CN SW-8 7203 at Calder Yard in Edmonton, Alberta in August of 1976. With this last view, I shall return you to the present.



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