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Riding the Rails on the Rocky Mountaineer




Riding the Rails on the Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer


Today we boarded the Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day train trip to Vancouver.  We left from the Jasper train station at about 8:00am and traveled through the Rockies—again, beautiful mountain scenery with lots of lakes and rivers.

Along the way we passed a number of freight trains.  They seemed VERY long, so on one I decided to count the cars.  There were 168!  Now THAT’S a long train.

Riding the Rails on the Rocky Mountaineer

Waterfalls along the rail tracks


After traveling through the Rockies, we came down into the plains of British Columbia.  We headed to Kamloops, about the midpoint between our starting & ending point, where we spent the night.  This area of Canada is a classifiable semi-desert—there’s even cactus growing here.  It can get very hot in the summer (up to 100 degrees) and very cold in the winter (down to 30 below).

Riding the Rails on the Rocky Mountaineer

Inside a Rocky Mountaineer railcar


We’re staying at a nice hotel located beside the river in Kamloops.  For dinner, we went to a dinner show with plenty of local flavor.

Tomorrow, it’s back onto the Rocky Mountaineer to continue are trip to Vancouver.

Riding the Rails on the Rocky Mountaineer

Phil & Carol at the Dinner Show


Riding the Rails on the Rocky Mountaineer

Dinner show in Kamloops




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