“Western Canada Combo” brings you two outstanding shows shot in western Canada: Scenic Trains of Canada and Scenic Trains of BC Rail.
Scenic Trains of Canada
Take a lineside journey to Western Canada to enjoy a great variety of trains and fabulous scenery. This video comprises scenes with freight trains and passenger trains on Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, and the British Columbia Railway. We’ll take you to scenic areas like Kicking Horse Pass where we see the famous Spiral Tunnels, and a detour train of the famous Canadian on this transcontinental journey. In addition to mainline diesel action, there is also plenty of steam to enjoy with Royal Hudson 4-6-4 number 2860 and 2-8-0 number 3716 on the British Columbia Railway, plus 2-6-2 number 1077 at Ft. Steele, and a rare 2 foot gauge authentic wood burning steam engine at Prince George. There is a great variety of freight train action on Canadian Pacific, and on Canadian National near Jasper, Alberta. Also in the Jasper area we will see VIA Rail passenger trains, and the Rocky Mountaineer tour train. On BC Rail you will enjoy RDC passenger trains, freight trains, and steam passenger and freight operations.
Scenic Trains of BC Rail
Travel to the British Columbia Railway to enjoy a great mix of scenery and railroading. BC Rail freight trains traverse rugged western Canada with modern power for the most part, but an occasional old ALCO can still be seen on the freights and in the Squamish yard as we watch a rare RS-18 at work. While the majority of the video covers diesel action, BC Rail also offers passenger service in the form of RDC’s which are self-propelled rail cars. In addition to RDC cars we’ll see the famous Royal Hudson train with 4-6-4 #2860, and a special appearance of 2-8-0 #3716 on a freight train. There is lot of action here, including pushers up Birken Hill cut into the middle of the train, and pristine mountain lakes adding to the already magnificent mountain backdrops. All this with live audio, and no scenes are duplicated in the Scenic Trains of Canada video although some were shot during the same time. Nearly all of the video was shot during good weather as we range from the waters along Howe Sound north of Vancouver to Kelly Lake north of the Fraser Canyon near Lillooet. At Pavilion, we see a freight on the huge horseshoe curve, and watch another train cross the Fraser River.