My trip on CP Rail's Laggan Sub!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by SD90, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    Here was the ride home.

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    SD90 Active Member

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    Look at the grade as soon as you leave Feild, I think it was 2.4%.

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    I guess when the tracks have snow on them, it makes for less traction, just like a car!

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    Here is another snowy curve.

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    Eastbound traffic goes on the right side, the grade is about 3% downhill, westbound goes on the left, much less, about 1.5%.

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    Here is the Bow river.

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    Here is a close up of UP8511.

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    Look at the tracks here, there is a long lead so they don't tie up the maineline or the siding.

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    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?


    cheers
    Val
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    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!!!!!!!
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    SD90 Active Member

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    Thanks guys, I know the road manager for southern Alberta, he hooked me up!
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nice trip! Thanks for the photos.

    That last shot of the track - can you explain that layout?? It looks really messy, and, well, "unprototypical"...;)

    Andrew
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    wow sd90 that must of been some trip. i would love to do that
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    excellent story

    That was a really wonderful read SD90, thanks a million!!

    Mind you I am *green* :D with envy

    Graham
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    Holy Coolness.

    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? ;)
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    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!

    Mike.
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    Video of Tunnel

    Mike,

    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.
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Those are some awesome photo's you took. Keep up the great work!!!!!
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    Outstanding shots, Mike, Definitely the trip of a lifetime:D
    Cheers!

    Terry