My father's third railway vacation, made with the assistance of his Company pass, took him to the west coast.
At the end of the last instalment (links below) he had reached Banff on Train Number 7.
|CPR 7910, Vancouver, July 1952; Stan Styles. Collection of LC Gagnon.|
The CPR had 16 open observation cars in this class and they could not be interchanged with US railroads.
Most of the passenger trains listed below had them in their consists during peak tourist season.
Mount Eisenhower (1946-1979)
Castle Mountain (1979 to date)
Looking across Lake Wapta.
Today the Trans-Canada Highway follows the general route of that distant road.
Successive generations of structures and buildings for steam locomotive support can be seen.
Previous segments of this trip:
CPR 1950 Kenora to Broadview
CPR 1950 Prairies to Banff
The first section of the Technology Index ...
Looks at Field Hill operating rules, brake technology (including 'water brakes') and the CPR Mallets.
CPR, The Big Hill (Kicking Horse Grade) c1885 to c1909