Steam train - a different kind of travel
I am sure many on this forum can appreciate the age of the steam trains. On April th the City of White Rock, BC, a small community situated on the Ocean to the west and the south borders on the US border at Blaine,WA and the Peace Arch border crossing, celebrated it's 50th birthday.
To commemorate this event a vintage steam engine, the Royal Hudson, made a 2 hour trip from Vancouver to White Rock, touring through parts of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Delta, Crescent Beach (part of south Surrey) and finally ended up in White Rock. We were fortunate enough to be on the train with several hundred others. People were here from all over North America for the ride, and all along the route people were out taking pictures of the train and waving and applauding. This train was lovingly restored by mostly retired railroad employees over the past many years. This is probably the only time this train will make this trip. I thought you may enjoy a few pictures - for some of you this will potentially bring back your own memories of rail travel with a steam engine. There is also a second train in the line up - one of the first series of diesel trains, that was in the line-up in case there were problems with the steam engine - this being it's first trip out since it's rebuild.