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Rocky Mountaineer Railtours.

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Had a chance to shoot the Whistler Sea to Sky climb train while it came into the north van station yesterday as well as some shots of the Banff/Jasper train at the Vancouver station:

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And a last shot of the heritage observation car!

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Just click the image to go to the set!

enjoy!

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Heard Rocky Mountaineer Railtours plans to run twice a week to Seattle from Vancouver this coming summer.

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Yeah that train won't start running till July i think last i talked to the station manager. The train is instead using the Pacific central platform as the US border preclearance stuff is there.

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So I was getting ready to pull a Greyhound run out of Pemberton at 19:30 last night. Just before departure time a track safety patrol vehicle went down the track. I heard a whistle just after. I couldn't believe that a train would be THAT close to a safety patrol. However this one was indeed just minutes behind the patrol. Hope you enjoy RMR 8015 as she approaches the Pemberton Station last night. I tried to catch a video of this train at the crosssing on Highway 99 at mile 85.12 of the Squamish Sub but my battery died just before the train arrived at the crosssing.

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On ‎2016‎-‎12‎-‎11 at 0:08 AM, Blue Bus Fan said:

Western Rocky Mountaineer Express is undergoing pilot project with pre-clear at US Board, which is permitted with a bill to make crossings the Canadian and US border quicker and easier:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/border-clearance-us-passes-1.3891092

Doesn't the southbound Rocky Mountaineer to Seattle already pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver the same as Amtrak's Cascades? Or is Immigration for Rocky done in Blaine WA?

The only thing I note that's changing for the Cascades ......is the US Customs will now also be done in Vancouver instead of Blaine WA so I imagine this is the same for the Rocky Mountaineer..

For the Rocky Mountaineer to be 'pre-cleared' to enter Canada.....Canada would have to establish a CBSA facility in Seattle. Wouldn't it just clear CBSA in Vancouver the same as Amtrak's Cascades?

There is no need for pre-clearance on the Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver and Banff-Jasper or Quesnel as these are puerly domestic trains.

 

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I hope Rocky Mountaineer is paying for the costs of preclearance.

Otherwise it's just a subsidy for an expensive land cruise.

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14 hours ago, IRT_BMT_IND said:

I hope Rocky Mountaineer is paying for the costs of preclearance.

Otherwise it's just a subsidy for an expensive land cruise.

Mostly an added cost to the tickets just like airfare.

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