These shows have not been available for decades, now Pentrex has brought them back by restoring and digitally enhancing these rare videos.
Steam to Squamish Experience the sights and sounds of steam railroading as we visit BC Rail’s magnificent operation by riding Steam to Squamish! British Columbia’s coastal mountains are a majestic and impressive site for operating steam trains. The sounds of engines echoing off rock cliffs and sights of smoke lingering along the shoreline have a magical quality about them.
Ride the cab of steam locomotive 2860, the famous Royal Hudson, from North Vancouver to Squamish and watch as the crew goes about its task of firing and operating this classic steam engine. While in the cab you’ll get the crew’s view of the tracks ahead and hear those wonderful sounds of pounding rods and stack talk as the engine works up the line. BC Rail also operates consolidation number 3716. We’ll follow this recently rebuilt locomotive on a journey up along the rugged coast line to Squamish. These trains operate over one of the most beautiful and scenic lines in North America. 42 minutes.
C&O 614 leads the Chessie System Safety Express Chessie organized a series of excursions most commonly known as the Chessie Safety Express, promoting Operation Lifesaver and grade-crossing safety. These were the first excursions behind newly restored steam locomotive 614. Its coal tender was lettered “Chessie System Railroads”, and its auxiliary water tender was given a special Safety Express logo. 30 Minutes.