National Railway Historical Society
6300 acq. 2011 (ex VIA 6300 FP9u r/b 12/83 nee CN 6524) FP9A GMD A1196 4/1957 and Mount Cascade.
Subsequent owner; HVRX 6300 (Heber Valley Ry) Isolated tourist train.
Two photos of the trial journey of "Coast Mountaineer"
posed at Brackendale. .
Posed in the Cheakmus Canyon.
301 combine, ex CN 7196 Pullman 5/1919
803 coach, ex CP 2806 NSC/CPR 1/1924
741 Buffet-observation ex CP 35 business car. NSC/CPR 4/1928
Mount Cascade observation car, ex SP 2914. Pullman 1930
Note: All this rolling stock remains stored in New Westminster.
3716 still operates in BC on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway.
This NRHS BC Chapter trial run was a precursor to a
charter February 19, 1995
Okanagan Express crossing Trout Creek bridge near Summerland. John Cowan Collection
Extra CP 8836 with 8839 hauling NRHS equipment on Okanagan
That photo was actually taken between Squamish and Pemberton. For two consecutive weekends in 1978, # 3716 did indeed double head with 2860 on the regular run to Squamish, but at Squamish the train was split into two trains and 3716 carried on to Pemberton on a charter. The first one which I think is the one on your site judging by the weather was the third weekend in August, 1978 and this trip was organized by the West Coast Railway Association. On Labour Day Weekend the NRHS held their annual convention in Vancouver and this trip was repeated as part of the convention package. I know as I was a passenger on that trip. John Cowan CPR Retired. Maple Ridge, BC Bud Laws Collection
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