At Morant's Curve Laggan Sub Mile 113.0

RhB_HJ Sep 30, 2012

  1. RhB_HJ

    RhB_HJ TrainBoard Member

    Mile 113.0 on the Laggan Sub (just East of Lake Louise) is probably the most photographed/video filmed spot on the CP Rail system. Not only is it scenic - tops would be kayakers drifting down the Bow River when a train comes through - but there are excellent sight lines. Trains approaching from the East round a curve in the distance, roll along the river, curve away right at the photo spot and then disappear around another curve to Lake Louise.





    Check out how the power is arranged on the trains.

    :wideeyes: :question:
  2. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

    I would dearly love to get up there and photograph Morant's curve some day. Thanks for those.
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Loooong train... In that fourth video, if I have my direction correct, heading east? An empty grain shuttle?
  4. RhB_HJ

    RhB_HJ TrainBoard Member

    Yes Sir, grain hoppers and yet more grain hoppers heading East for reloading on the prairies.
    RTC was holding the train West of Lake Louise and I wondered why .... until seeing the length of that train. The stretch between Lake Louise and the top of Kicking Horse Pass (Stephen) is double tracked i.e. CPR built a new line going West which has only a 1% grade and in the process got a 6+ miles long passing track. Comes in very handy at that train length.

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