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Rocky Mountaineer Railtours.

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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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Nice pic's Peter. Hell, taking that trip would be great!

Yes it would! Please send me money so I can take that trip! :-p

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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

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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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Yes it would! Please send me money so I can take that trip! :-p

6 grand anyone?

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6 grand anyone?

Holy mother $#&%@*! That's to much for me, hell a $40 bus pass for me is a stretch. But the tour would be really nice.

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Anyone know the origins of those domes? They look to me like ex-CN&W Galley commuter coaches, am I correct?

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Anyone know the origins of those domes? They look to me like ex-CN&W Galley commuter coaches, am I correct?

I believe they were built band new. Colorado Railcar comes to mind.

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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. :)

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Almost changed me from a Busfan to a Railfan

Be both! There's a lot out there intersted in both railways and buses.

Nice pic!

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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/

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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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Awesome Photos Peter! I should really head down to the yard here in Vancouver and snap some pics of the equipment! Also heard they were selling HO scale models of the RMR! Always wanted to ride the RMR!

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Yesterday in Calgary I spotted an RMR train in a new livery that was actually similar in colors to the Genset #2020 that I saw last weekend. All the train cars except for the last one was painted in this new livery. I will need to try and track this train down and get some pix!

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Is this the NRE lease unit they had for the past few years?

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.

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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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