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Caught these photos of the RMR running to Vancouver from Calgary near the British Columbia / Alberta border yesterday.

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I do have more photos of the rail cars of this train, but I have not resized them for posting to the group yet. I will post more.. IF THERE is INTEREST. So please let me know. Enjoy the above photos for the time being.

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Two types of car that I would like to see in particular Peter, the power car (converted baggages) right behind the locos and any domes if they've got them.

Thanks,

Dan

Hi Dan,

Ok I will work on those next. As for the Power Car, I didn't get a shot of that one. However, I did take some shots of one of those cars several years ago. So when I come across it, I will scan it and post it. I do have the dome cars and will post them hopefully later on today.

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Some of them were built by Radar Railcar, which later became Colorado Railcar.

While the vast majority of their double-deck cars have been built new, a couple of their earlier cars were built using the frame and draft gear of retired passsenger equipment. I don't know if any of RMR's earlier cars are included in this. The vast majority of the single-level cars that they've built (such as VIA's 1720, 1721 and 1722) are heavily-modified CC&F ex-VIA/nee-CN coaches.

Thanks for the photos Peter!

Dan

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Found these two RMR Locomotives parked by the Victoria Park Transit Garage in Downtown Calgary. Enjoy!

Great photos. I was in Kamloops over the last weekend and saw the Rocky Mountaineer pass through twice.

When we left to head back to Ontario we passed it a couple of times as I stopped to photograph it then raced ahead.

Managed to get some photos as it went through Craigellachie. Then we got to the spiral Tunnels at Kicking Horse I watched a freight go through (Impresive)

but was not sure of the location of the Rocky Mountaineer so did not wait to see it go through. :)

Almost changed me from a Busfan to a RailfanCraigellachie.JPG

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  • 3 years later...

Went out to Banff, Lake Louise, and Field BC this past Saturday and managed to catch a few shots of the RMR train headed east bound from Vancouver towards Calgary. Was surprised to find a Genset operating as the second locomotive in the consist. NRE #2020. Photos below:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vehicle-images/5752582550/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vehicle-images/5752582368/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vehicle-images/5752580620/

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Any idea why the second loco was a Genset? Swapped out for a locomotive that had a problem? Or maybe they are trying to see if there are fuel savings involved. I'm sure that the extra power is only needed to climb the hills.

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Any idea why the second loco was a Genset? Swapped out for a locomotive that had a problem? Or maybe they are trying to see if there are fuel savings involved. I'm sure that the extra power is only needed to climb the hills.

I would imagine it was on demo to them.

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  • 1 year later...

Here are photos of NRE 2020 and NREX 2906. I didn't see 2020 during last years season at all, so I assume it has been returned.

2020 was only lease for a demo. Guess they are picking up 2906 on a longer term lease or on a lease to own if they are painting it.

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