Travel to the British Columbia Railway in Western Canada to enjoy a great mix of scenery and railroading. BC Rail freight trains traverse this rugged country with modern power for the most part, but an occassional 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 Lilloet. At Pavillion, we see a freight on the huge horseshoe curve, and watch another train cross the Fraser River. There is some fine railroading to enjoy in Scenic Trains of BC Rail. 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. 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 woodburning steam engine at Prince George. This video features a fine selection of music which is muted at certain times to allow you to hear the train when it passes where appropriate. 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. 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. This video has something from everyone, and the fabulous Canadian Scenery is unsurpassed. Greg Scholl Video Productions
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Western Canada Combo - Greg Scholl Video Productions
rrvideoman on 2007-08-13 00:21:27.
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What's there to say. British Columbia Canada is truely one of the most scenic regions World wide. Greg Scholl does an excellent job of bringing out it's beauty. There is something in this movie for everyone. Long freights, passenger trains, Buds (RDC's), Steam and Diesel tourist trains (the Royal Hudson # 2860, and the Rocky Mountaineer), an Alco makes an appearance, then there are the operations of BC Rail before the CNR take over. No questions about it. One of the finest, complete movies made in the mountain region of Western Canada. I thought if there was anything that could have been added, it would have been more on the CNR line from Jasper Alberta to Prince Rupert B.C. along with VIA Rail's Skeena Train. Unfortunately, only so much can be covered in any one movie and this movie covers a large region, so maybe (hopefully) Greg Scholl has more to come.