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Welcome to Gutah camp !  Gutah is at mile 864 of the former BCR, on the Fort Nelson Subdivision. This picture is looking south towards Fort St John (136 miles away) and Fort Nelson is 113 miles behind me. There is no road access to Gutah and the closest crossing is 60 miles away. Trains "go off and on" here, meaning that one trip ends on paper and a new one begins. This is a way around rest rules that prevent crews form working more than 12 hours at a time. There is a cook stationed here and section crews, train crews can book rest and "go to bed" here, but its not that common. If you do "go to bed" here, make sure it is in the correct car, there is an engineman's  car (with the most comfy beds), a brakeman's car, a section car, and so on.  After the tragic fatality of a conductor at Gutah (the day after I took this photo) there was talk of building an access road, but nothing has happened as of yet.
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Caption: Welcome to Gutah camp ! Gutah is at mile 864 of the former BCR, on the Fort Nelson Subdivision. This picture is looking south towards Fort St John (136 miles away) and Fort Nelson is 113 miles behind me. There is no road access to Gutah and the closest crossing is 60 miles away. Trains "go off and on" here, meaning that one trip ends on paper and a new one begins. This is a way around rest rules that prevent crews form working more than 12 hours at a time. There is a cook stationed here and section crews, train crews can book rest and "go to bed" here, but its not that common. If you do "go to bed" here, make sure it is in the correct car, there is an engineman's car (with the most comfy beds), a brakeman's car, a section car, and so on. After the tragic fatality of a conductor at Gutah (the day after I took this photo) there was talk of building an access road, but nothing has happened as of yet.

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Matt Watson [224] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/27/2012 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5352 (search)
Train Symbol: CN# 478 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Fort Nelson Sub (search)
City/Town: Gutah (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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