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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by SD90, Oct 18, 2003.
Here was the ride home.
Look at the grade as soon as you leave Feild, I think it was 2.4%.
I guess when the tracks have snow on them, it makes for less traction, just like a car!
Here is another snowy curve.
Eastbound traffic goes on the right side, the grade is about 3% downhill, westbound goes on the left, much less, about 1.5%.
Here is the Bow river.
Here is a close up of UP8511.
Look at the tracks here, there is a long lead so they don't tie up the maineline or the siding.
Amazing trip, amazing shots SD90! Thanks for taking us all on a vicarious trip with you! I have to join with Clerk in asking how you managed to score such an awesome ride?
Thanks for taking us along Mike.
I and every one else realy enjoyed the trip.
You take good pictures my Friend.
Wish I was there!!!!!!!
Thanks guys, I know the road manager for southern Alberta, he hooked me up!
Nice trip! Thanks for the photos.
That last shot of the track - can you explain that layout?? It looks really messy, and, well, "unprototypical"...
wow sd90 that must of been some trip. i would love to do that
That was a really wonderful read SD90, thanks a million!!
Mind you I am *green* with envy
You lucky dog, you. Thanks ever so much for a king's ransom of beautiful pictures. They're so good, I just simply can't pick a favourite.
Did you take a video camera along as well?
I did bring a video camera, I have about 1 hour of video too, I actually opened up the front door both times we went through the spiral tunnels, and got video of the whole thing! It's really cool!
Video of Tunnel
How about a Quicktime movie of the highlights from the trip? You could post a link to the movie. I'm sure that would be really cool.
Those are some awesome photo's you took. Keep up the great work!!!!!
Outstanding shots, Mike, Definitely the trip of a lifetime