My trip on CP Rail's Laggan Sub!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by SD90, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Here was the ride home.

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  2. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Look at the grade as soon as you leave Feild, I think it was 2.4%.

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  3. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I guess when the tracks have snow on them, it makes for less traction, just like a car!

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  4. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Here is another snowy curve.

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  5. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Eastbound traffic goes on the right side, the grade is about 3% downhill, westbound goes on the left, much less, about 1.5%.

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  6. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Here is the Bow river.

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  7. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Here is a close up of UP8511.

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  8. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Look at the tracks here, there is a long lead so they don't tie up the maineline or the siding.

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  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Amazing trip, amazing shots SD90! Thanks for taking us all on a vicarious trip with you! I have to join with Clerk in asking how you managed to score such an awesome ride?

  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks for taking us along Mike.
    I and every one else realy enjoyed the trip.
    You take good pictures my Friend.;)

    Wish I was there!!!!!!!
  11. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Thanks guys, I know the road manager for southern Alberta, he hooked me up!
  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Nice trip! Thanks for the photos.

    That last shot of the track - can you explain that layout?? It looks really messy, and, well, "unprototypical"...;)

  13. storm

    storm Member

    wow sd90 that must of been some trip. i would love to do that
  14. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    excellent story

    That was a really wonderful read SD90, thanks a million!!

    Mind you I am *green* :D with envy

  15. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Holy Coolness.

    You lucky dog, you. Thanks ever so much for a king's ransom of beautiful pictures. They're so good, I just simply can't pick a favourite.

    Did you take a video camera along as well? ;)
  16. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I did bring a video camera, I have about 1 hour of video too, I actually opened up the front door both times we went through the spiral tunnels, and got video of the whole thing! It's really cool!

  17. SD70BNSF

    SD70BNSF Member

    Video of Tunnel


    How about a Quicktime movie of the highlights from the trip? You could post a link to the movie. I'm sure that would be really cool.
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Those are some awesome photo's you took. Keep up the great work!!!!!
  19. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Outstanding shots, Mike, Definitely the trip of a lifetime:D


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