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CP8943 west with 8134 and dpu8760 end of train, potash loads await westward signal 
 
 
  At  Banff Alberta on a chilly +4c Sept 16, 2018 afternoon; image by B Danko
 
 
what's interesting
 
 
 Banff station very nicely restored (completed 2017 ? ) – especially given its prior condition ( and when The Canadian last operated on CP Rail ) - I believe the Station is privately owned / operated.
 
 
 Today Banff station transportation services provided by ROAM ( half hourly local transit ) ; National Parks shuttles (hourly summer season May through October ); Rocky Mountaineer ( infrequent whenever RMR wants to ) and......  Greyhound daily ( ! ) 
 
 
 tenants include National Parks kiosk,  Rocky Mountaineer, and Greyhound ( ! )
 
 
 ! oh, Greyhound, as of Oct 31, 2018 quit all routes west of Sudbury ….seems to me one of the reasons your Government yanked VIA off the CP Rail transcontinental route cause Greyhound provided frequent daily or better service on the parallel TCH ! !
  
 
 its a long shot:
  
 
 This summer past  a private proposal to restore Banff – Calgary  rail passenger service was tabled with some private funding in place, the 81 mile ( 131 km)  rail route would parallel the CPR, estimate rail costs $5 million per KM
 
 
sdfourty
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CP8943 west with 8134 and dpu8760 end of train, potash loads await westward signal

At Banff Alberta on a chilly +4c Sept 16, 2018 afternoon; image by B Danko

what's interesting

Banff station very nicely restored (completed 2017 ? ) – especially given its prior condition ( and when The Canadian last operated on CP Rail ) - I believe the Station is privately owned / operated.

Today Banff station transportation services provided by ROAM ( half hourly local transit ) ; National Parks shuttles (hourly summer season May through October ); Rocky Mountaineer ( infrequent whenever RMR wants to ) and...... Greyhound daily ( ! )

tenants include National Parks kiosk, Rocky Mountaineer, and Greyhound ( ! )

! oh, Greyhound, as of Oct 31, 2018 quit all routes west of Sudbury ….seems to me one of the reasons your Government yanked VIA off the CP Rail transcontinental route cause Greyhound provided frequent daily or better service on the parallel TCH ! !

its a long shot:

This summer past a private proposal to restore Banff – Calgary rail passenger service was tabled with some private funding in place, the 81 mile ( 131 km) rail route would parallel the CPR, estimate rail costs $5 million per KM

sdfourty

Photographer:
B Danko [312] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/16/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP8943 west (search)
Train Symbol: CP8943 west (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Banff (search)
City/Town: Banff (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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One Comment
  1. Summer service sounds like a great idea, but wouldn’t it make more sense to just double track the whole thing rather than a separate line? Something to dream about anyway!!

    I suspect the Canadian moving off CP had a lot more with CP not wanting anything to do with it, and CN still being under government control although I would also prefer to see it on CP’s tracks. So much more history to see, but business doesn’t care much about that. The railroads also need some incentive to try and mix a “faster…in theory” train into the fleets of monsters that are running now. Commuter service in Toronto is still semi-paralysed by that challenge

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