Railfanning Summer 2012

RhB_HJ Jul 22, 2012

  1. RhB_HJ

    RhB_HJ TrainBoard Member

    The weather finally improved - after weeks of rain and more rain.
    Time to get out on the road and see what's going on.

    Kamloops, Spences Bridge and the Canyons were on the list.

    While driving to Spences Bridge there was a lot of chatter on the scanner. Train too long, still blocking the main etc.etc. Just past Basque the Rocky Mountaineer came around a bend (I'll get that some other day), aha that's quite possibly the reason for the commotion at Spences Bridge. Sure enough, three freights devided over all the sidings - to let the RM pass - a coal unit empty had to be split and and and.

    The power was just getting to the grain empties and I called to the conductor "too much train, not enough track" "You got that right!" Shook his head and rolled his eyes.

    His was the first train getting out of there.


    Next was a boxcar unit train - I have no idea what that one was about, but it sure looked unusual.


    Nope, I didn't stick around for the coal empties to be reassembled.

    I stopped at the Frog - interesting location when the rafters are on the Thompson - to film the immense flow of water. Sure enough here comes the next Eastbound train.


    Then I was off down the Canyon, a block must be on, they were getting rid of some slide just East of Lytton. Checked at the CN yard in Lytton "Blocks coming off in ten minutes, first train half hour out."

    Down to Cisco (Siska) to get whatever is coming. It was a long time coming.

    Meantime there was a CP Eastbound potash empties unit train.


    BTW it was quite cozy that day, one of the defect detectors reported 41ÂșC ambient.
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    That river water looks frigid and nasty. Quite a good setting for a day of trains.

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