Silverliner II wrote:Another question: by chance is part of the route used by the Canadian out of Vancouver the same routing on CP as the West Coast Express trains? I notice Mission is the first stop out from Vancouver and that is also the terminating stop for WCE........
No & Yes: The Canadian doesn’t use the same line as the WCE but the e/b train does pass through the WCE Mission Station (VIA uses at a different station in Mission)
Refer to the Vancouver Area Map Ken provides a link to in the second post from the top:
Eastbound, the Canadian departs Pacific Central Station using the “Green” line on the map identified as BNSF/CN/Amtrak and follows this route through New Westminster to Fraser Jct on the south side of the Fraser River. Here it takes the “Blue” CN line east to Page/Masqui Jct. where it crosses back over the Fraser River on the “Red” CPR line to Mission......then its east on the CPR to Basque (near Ashcroft) on about 250 KM of directional running through the Fraser and Thompson River Canyons.
The westbound Canadian is on CN all the way from Basque and doesn’t pass through Mission.
The West Coast Express uses the former CPR Station on the downtown Vancouver waterfront that follows the “Red” CPR line through Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge to Mission.