Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

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Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

Postby bdawe » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:45 am

There's usually plenty of HEP-1 rolling stock sitting around Pacific Central Station, whether they've been assembled into Canadians or not.

As for the Rocky Mountaineer, their station is about a 15 minute walk east on the other end of false creek flats, or in North Vancouver. Rocky Mountaineers to Jasper, Banff, or Seattle leave from the False Creek Flats station through the same route that the Canadian and Cascades take through New Westminster
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Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks again guys. I will try to photograph the Rocky Mountaineer in N. Vancouver. I will be in VAC between Aug 3rd and Aug 8th(departing very early on Amtrak Train # 513). How is the photography situation in N. Vancouver.

As far as WCE goes, I will consider going to Commissioner St Bridge. Are there any nice overpasses close to the Waterfront Station?

I'm also considering photographing Amtrak near the old Braid Station. How is that area?
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Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

Postby bdawe » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:55 am

Granville Square to the west of Waterfront Station is built over the tail of the platforms there. The overhead walkway to the Seabus also gives a nice view of the tracks I would also note that a trip on the Seabus provides a very lovely view of town
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Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:32 am

At what times approximately do the Amtrak trains pass through White Rock?
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Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

Postby NorthWest » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:13 pm

(Times are a bit fast so you won't miss them)
Northbound:
10:30 AM
9:30 PM
Southbound:
8:00 AM
7:00 PM

Amtrak 510 (Dash 8-32BWH) has been substituting for the P42DCs that usually pinch hit for the F59PHIs a lot recently, which is somewhat rare. Hopefully you'll catch it.
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Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

Postby AC4400 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:11 am

NorthWest wrote:(Times are a bit fast so you won't miss them)
Northbound:
10:30 AM
9:30 PM
Southbound:
8:00 AM
7:00 PM

Amtrak 510 (Dash 8-32BWH) has been substituting for the P42DCs that usually pinch hit for the F59PHIs a lot recently, which is somewhat rare. Hopefully you'll catch it.


I was on Amtrak Cascades 510 with #510 hauling it into VAC on Monday :wink:
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Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

Postby bdawe » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:13 pm

The CP office car special is in town until tomorrow, and is parked in the yard up along the fence along Waterfront Road, by the Seabus Terminal
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