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CP steam train part of B.C.’s celebrations

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Alright, I will admit that it was an excuse to use one of my pictures. This loco will be “used to celebrate the province’s 150th anniversary of when it became a British Crown colony.

The steam train journey will wind its way through communities dotting the CP line from June 1-30 as part of the provincial government’s bid to celebrate B.C.’s rich heritage and progress since 1858.


Actually this image should really be creditted to a very nice CP official, who refused to let me cross the tracks to get on the sunny side of the train – but then agreed to take the picture himself. He did a great job. Getting shots of the engine on these occasions is always difficult. The gricers are bad enough. But the people who insist on standing in front of the loco to have their own picture taken drive me to despair.

I think I will treat you to another one

Written by Stephen Rees

February 2, 2008 at 7:35 am

Posted in Railway, Transportation

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  1. Where is this section of track?


    February 2, 2008 at 11:13 am

  2. The top picture was taken at Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station

    The lower picture in Pitt Meadows at the Kennedy Road level crossing

    Stephen Rees

    February 2, 2008 at 12:15 pm

  3. Wow – beautiful pictures of a beautiful piece of equipment.


    February 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm

  4. Thank you

    In other forums (fora?) it is being pointed out that the heritage train will only run on CP tracks, which means most of BC won’t see it

    Stephen Rees

    February 3, 2008 at 5:44 pm

  5. i have almost the exat same pictures haha. 2816 has been parked in the port coquitlam yard off and on for the past couple months, plus they had it parked at the port moody westcoast express station last sunday for golden spike days.

    Tyson Cornfield

    July 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm

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