Category Archives: Trains

The Rocky Mountaineer

2016 Canadian Trains Calendar

It’s calendar season again! Five of my shots in TWO calendars this year!

Three shots in Railways of Canada by BrownTrout Publishers and two shots in Canadian Trains buy Wyman Publishing (BrownTrout).

Plenty of BNSF in here, both on their own, as well as helping out the West Coast Railway Association’s Royal Hudson. An old one of the Rocky Mountaineer in its old colourway and another of 2141 of the Kamloops Heritage Railway.

More of my railroading photos can be found on AllCanadaPhotos.com

 

The Whistler Sea to Sky Climb through the Cheakamus.

Rocky Mountaineer in Cheakamus Canyon

A photo I shot from the Rocky Mountaineer “Sea to Sky Climb” was published in Frommer’s Far & Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada’s Best Travel Experiences. This was in 2008 when this ride was called the Whistler Mountaineer. It’s a beautiful trek up to Whistler and back, through some of the best the coast has to offer. You can see more of my train photos on All Canada Photos.

Rocky Mountaineer Frommer's
Frommer’s Far & Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada’s Best Travel Experiences. A wee bit cropped heading through the Cheakamus Canyon.

Train Travel Children’s Book Photo

VIA Canadian through Burnaby, BC
Train Travel by DK Publishing. Not sure about a Vista dome though! On the Canadian, it’s a Park Car. “Do you like long trips?” Hell yeah!

Well, this is a first … a photo in a children’s book entitled Train Travel by DK Publishing. I shot this one back in 2008 in North Burnaby. VIA’s Canadian (Train #2) lead by locomotive 6403, an EMD F40PH-2. Painted in a livery celebrating the 50th anniversary of CBC Radio, which was already a few years past and putting on quite the smoke show. This used to be one of my favourite spots to shoot. On the way home from work, and on a bike route – it was easy shooting. See more of my train photos at All Canada Photos.

VIA Canadian Train Travel
Another crop of 6403 sans smoke show.
KHR 2141 Kamloops, BC

2015 Canadian Trains Calendar

That time of the year again, and 2015 has me with three photos on this year’s Canadian Trains Calendar by Wyman Publishing. Bonus this year with both the wall calendar and the mini calendar! March, April and May will be looking pretty good. As usual, big ups to All Canada Photos for making it happen.

BNSF freight train in White Rock, BC, Canada.
BNSF freight train in White Rock, BC, Canada.
RMR Sea to Sky Climb Squamish
The Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb in Squamish.

2014 Canadian Trains Calendar

I have two images published again in Wyman Publishing‘s 2014 Canadian Trains Calendar! May is my shot of Steam No. 3 of the Prairie Dog Central Railway in Winnipeg. The other shot is July of the Whistler Mountaineer (now called the Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb) making its way through the Cheakamus Canyon south of Whistler. This canyon shot also made it as the feature shot on the back cover.

As I mentioned for Wyman’s 2012 calendar, few people know I’m a real geek when it comes to trains. The amount of time I put into hanging out in the baking sun waiting for another late train has decreased over the past few years, but I still love it! I try to make it happen every summer.

A big shout out to All Canada Photos for making this happen.

The Prairie Dog Central Railway, Steam No. 3 on a hot July day in 2012.
The Prairie Dog Central Railway, Steam No. 3 on a hot July day in 2012.
Inching slowly through the Cheakamus Canyon.
Inching slowly through the Cheakamus Canyon.

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