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Fog is quite common in mountain valleys during fall, and the morning of Oct 12, 1981 was no exception. 

Approaching Craigellachie on Hwy 1, I spotted the headlight of what looked like the Vernon wayfreight in the siding. I pulled over, and the crew told me they were waiting for a slightly tardy VIA No.2. 

The picture I captured that morning shows 2 looming out of the fog, under the watchful eye of the wayfreight conductor.  Note the open phone box door. A sure sign he'd been asking the Dispatcher ( no RTC's in those days )
how much longer they'd be stuck here. Across from the Conductor is the Last Spike monument, which in a few years would be upgraded to a much more suitable attraction.
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Caption: Fog is quite common in mountain valleys during fall, and the morning of Oct 12, 1981 was no exception. Approaching Craigellachie on Hwy 1, I spotted the headlight of what looked like the Vernon wayfreight in the siding. I pulled over, and the crew told me they were waiting for a slightly tardy VIA No.2. The picture I captured that morning shows 2 looming out of the fog, under the watchful eye of the wayfreight conductor. Note the open phone box door. A sure sign he'd been asking the Dispatcher ( no RTC's in those days ) how much longer they'd be stuck here. Across from the Conductor is the Last Spike monument, which in a few years would be upgraded to a much more suitable attraction.

Photographer:
Steve Bradley [36] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/12/1981 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6569 (search)
Train Symbol: 002 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Craigellachie / Shuswap (search)
City/Town: Craigellachie (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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3 Comments
  1. By the look of the hair and posture that is a lot of whiskers standing at the switch.

  2. Love it!

  3. Great job Steve! Kind of an ‘eerie’ tribute to all the men who built ‘The National Dream’ :)

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