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Pine Street - Blue River, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 06.217 W 119° 18.088
11U E 342378 N 5775062
Quick Description: Anywhere along the length of Pine Street is a good Train Spotting location.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/5/2019 8:21:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM118C9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
Views: 2

Long Description:
Without the railroad, there likely wouldn't be a Blue River. The town was established in 1912, just as the Canadian Northern Railway was being built through the North Thompson River Valley. Sometime around 1918 the railway was absorbed into the newly nationalized Canadian National Railway (CNR). The CNR tracks still run by the eastern edge of Blue River. This is the CN's southern mainline to the coast, terminating at Vancouver. Being a mainline, trains pass by at the rate of at least one per hour, hauling all manner of freight.

Some trains are "unit" trains, hauling a single specific freight, such as grain or potash from the prairies. The train shown here was a "piggyback" train, known to truckers as "The Pig". The only cars on the train are piggyback cars, each containing double-decked freight containers, today the preferred method of hauling pretty much everything that can be stuffed inside a 45 foot long container.

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What Best Describes This Location: Mainline

If there is a fee how much?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Is this rail location handicap accessible?: Yes

Other Describe: Not listed

Related website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
When logging a visit please include your own pictures and details of your experience. Pictures of rail activity in action are greatly encouraged and appreciated!

Try to provide the time of day you visited and how much activity you witnessed.

By providing times and activity in your details, the next visitor might have a better idea of when to make their visit.

Keep this in mind when you visit an Active Rail Locations waymark, the railroad determines how much activity there is on any given day.

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