At Morant's Curve Laggan Sub Mile 113.0

RhB_HJ Sep 30, 2012

  1. RhB_HJ

    RhB_HJ TrainBoard Member

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    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.

    [video=youtube;Xc4OGiNU8U4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc4OGiNU8U4[/video]


    [video=youtube;pUcWabebXPY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcWabebXPY[/video]


    [video=youtube;8vTDX3qVHdU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vTDX3qVHdU[/video]


    [video=youtube;3VeHuqgVqFk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VeHuqgVqFk[/video]

    Check out how the power is arranged on the trains.

    :wideeyes: :question:
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    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

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    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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