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|Off we head on the second day of our Rocky Mountaineer rail trip.
We are starting from Kamloops and now head up the North Thompson River.
|We are climbing all the way and start to leave the dry area behind as we enter the higher slopes of the mountain range.|
|There are a lot more streams entering the river. Can just imagine the rod out, six pack next to me, trying to catch some of those salmon.|
|When we climbed aboard the train was smaller, with half having been split off to go to Calgary. We now have only a single loco hauling us along.|
|Lots of waterfalls as well dot the scenery along the tracks.|
|We are starting to now see snow on the ground, where it hasn't yet melted in the spring weather.|
|The locos used for Rocky Mountaineer trips are the EMD GP40-2's. These are 3000 HP locos weighing in at 120 tons.
We've now been on the go for about 3 hours.