Ray Burns Summer 2002 Rail Travelogues - Part 4
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of the BC Rail Whistler Northwind and the Pacific Starlight Dinner Train
BC Rail Whistler Northwind
Wednesday, June 26, 2002
I was up at 5:00 AM this morning so there was excess time to kill prior to meeting in the
hotel lobby at 7:15 AM. A motorcoach sent to pick up the passengers at our Ramada
Hotel Prince George soon pulled up and we all boarded for our new adventure. Les
Walters and his wife, Martina, of London, Ohio, who left Vancouver, BC, on the
northward trip on the Whistler Northwind, were very enthused about their return trip on
the same route. This was refreshing support to what I already believed.
I enjoyed the bus ride to the BC Rail station as it gave me a little tour of Prince George.
The company has a nicely set up station and the trainset was waiting for us there. The
color scheme of the trainset was very striking. The trainset was so shiny that it could
easily pass for just coming out of the paint shop. The massive
windows were very clean as was the interior of the train. It was difficult to envision that
others had been here before me as everything looked so spanking new!
One could feel the exuberance of the staff that they were there to serve you. It was
obvious that this was not going to be just a regular trip. It wasn’t! There was an orderly
control over every function of the trip and there seemed to be an overly concern for safety
in every aspect. Smart!
The dome cars were massive!! The looking area was just absolutely huge and because
the dome is literally from one end of the car to the other, it gave the illusion that the rail
car was much longer than it really was. The seats had a lovely colorful design to them
and were wide, tall and comfortable. You will be able to see pictures of these lovely
dome cars with their quality seats among the many pictures of the trip.
I met Jean Cullen of BC Rail this morning, as well. Friendly, knowledgeable and
concerned for your needs. While boarding, the larger part of the group went towards the
front to the “Caribou” dome car, while Robert and I went to the “Caribou” dome car near
the rear. The last car was the “Pavillion” lounge/bar car, in front of that was the
“Caribou” dome car (where I sat), then came the “Strathnaver”dining car. The next car
up was the galley car, “D’Arcy” and the next one up towards the engine was the dome
car, “Coastline.” The last car open to the public was the lounge car, “Glenfraser.” There
was then the sleeper car for the crew, only, then the power car and then the engine.
Terrence McGillion, the Train Manager, was good enough to spend some of his time with
me to offer options for my photography needs. Smiling Binnie Nastasi, the Beverage
Coordinator, was always there to give me the extra information that I needed and Brenna
Rudd and Stacy Manning were our gracious Hosts, and what a grand job everyone did for
us. The pampering was great!
The train traveled around 25 MPH plus, on the route, so the shaking and rocking of the
train was kept at a minimum. The scenery was excellent and the soft and relaxing piped
in music made for one relaxing ride. Everything looked and felt brand new. Drinks and
snacks were constantly available. Breakfast was served in the dining room and though I
wasn’t hungry, I did have one of the chef’s own cooked bran/raisin muffins. “Hot dang,”
but was it ever good!
For lunch I had a north area farm salad mix. The choices for main orders were risotto con
funghi, chicken pot pie, or halibut. I had boneless west coast halibut fillet on grain
molley and vegetable ”confetti.” I later had a double chocolate truffle cake (white and
dark chocolate layered). Lunch was served around noontime and our chef was very
artistically skilled. He reminds me of Japanese chefs. The food has to be colorful, placed
ever so justly, to look pretty, and to taste as good as it looks. Quality, quality, quality!
BC Rail/Whistler Northwind did a good job hiring their staff!
The afternoon was very enjoyable, refreshing and relaxing. The pictures do not do the
scenery any justice, but they give you a basic idea of some of the things that I did see.
This north/south trip is going to be very enjoyable!
We entered Exeter, BC, around 6:00 PM and everyone boarded the BC Rail motorcoach
to take us to our respective hotels. I, along with a few other travelers, went to the “108 Resort” at the
100 Mile House town further out in the country.
This site has a golf course and lots of camping and
recreation facilities. No, I did not have time to go horseback riding. I had to work on our
virtual pictures as well as this travelogue in my room. Our group did eat together at the
hotel dining room this night. I had some problems with the mosquitoes.
Thursday, June 27, 2002
Our bus was at the hotel to pick us up around 10:30 AM. Shawn, one of the BC Rail
travel attendants, takes care of everyone and their luggage once they are off the train and
also serves the passengers when they are on board as well. In other words, Shawn saw to
it that we never bothered with our luggage as it was always waiting for us in our hotel
rooms. The motorcoach took our luggage from one hotel to another as it did not travel by
train. It was a pleasant ride through the countryside to and from the hotel on the bus. It
was good to “shake our legs” and snoop around other corners of the neighborhood after a
day’s journey by train.
We were off again by early afternoon and within a short time it was time for lunch.
Because the meals were laid out so pretty, I always felt that it was a shame to “dig into
them.” It didn’t matter if you were in the dining room, the dome car, or the club car, one
could continuously see the spectacular view that surrounded us on all sides. The
numerous water falls, the many lakes and raging rivers, the wild animals viewed near the
train tracks and the first class service offered by the onboard staff made for a very
enjoyable trip that spoiled us all, and we enjoyed every minute of it! It was amazing how
much the beauty of the surroundings continued on. One would think that such scenery
would be sporadic, but rather, it seemed endless.
The train continued to wind alongside and around the many lakes and mountains through
the tunnels and forest to get to our next stop, which was Pemberton, BC. The
motorcoach picked us up shortly after we arrived at 6:15 PM and we were off to that
magical place called Whistler. Whistler, BC, was truly designed with tourists in mind. It
made me think of Disneyland. It was immaculately clean and had absolutely beautifully
designed hotels and shops. A village for those with discriminating taste, so bring your
wallet with you.
It was a nice bus ride to Whistler and the bus stopped at a few different hotels for the
passengers. Obviously, there were different categories of service for the passengers.
Every place looked great. I don’t think that there is such a thing as a “bad choice” in this
village as everything looked absolutely lovely. The bus took those in first class to the
Westin Resort and Spa. It is the largest and most recent hotel built in Whistler.
Everyone’s rooms were luxurious. In our case, Robert had the room with the queen sized
bed, television and large bathroom. I had another room with a king size bed. My
bedroom had a living room, a fireplace, television, full kitchen, and bathroom. Coming
in, our suite opened up to a full kitchen to our left, a dining room in front of us and a full
living room beyond that. Again, there was the television and a large gas fireplace. There
was also a patio with chairs that gave a spectacular view from our height. We were pretty
excited as this was far beyond what we had ever expected. What a crowning glory for
our last night on this trip! We ate some of the goodies that were on the table for our
whim. The beds with their wonderful comforters, down blankets and pillows, high
quality sheets and etceteras forced us to sleep most comfortably. But we managed!
Friday, June 28, 2002
We woke up to take most enjoyable showers. I wonder if I could handle this standard of
living every day. Just think of it, some people do. We repacked our luggage and left it
in our room and then went down to have breakfast. The large and spacious hotel
restaurant had a buffet that would blow your socks off. I should have had a “go cart” to
get from one end to the other. You name it, they had it, and then some. The buffet cost
$20 Canadian, but not to worry, our tour included breakfast. What a feast!
Bob Griffiths, of Whistler Northwind, was good enough to join Robert and myself for
breakfast. Bob was a key person in building the rail cars that we were riding in. He is
constantly looking to upgrade the quality, looks and ride of the cars. I think that he’s
going to have a hard time, as I saw no negatives. Obviously there is so much going on
behind the scenes to make your journey a great one. God bless each and every one of
them. That certainly includes Elaine Drever, who took care of Robert and me for all of
our booking needs. I’d also like to give a special thank you to Lea Carpenter, who
worked with me to make this trip possible. Thank you, Lea!
After breakfast, Bob and I took off to walk around “the village” to see the sights. With
those majestic tall mountains in the background it gave you the impression that you were
in the Swiss Alps. The ski lifts were in operation, the ATV’s, bicycles, kayaks, fishing
equipment and you name it, were all available for your discretionary needs. Walking
around was good enough for me for the time being.
It was soon time to go, so the hotel drove Robert and me to the train early so we could
take some virtual photographic shots of some of the cars with no passengers in them.
The station is in a quaint little area with lots of trees, running water with bridges over
them and wildlife the norm. What a picturesque setting and a lovely way to depart this
fairyland. Judging by everyone’s faces, a grand time was had by all.
We left around noon time with a new crew on board. John Temple was the new Train
Manager. This staff was just as great as the first, but everyone that I talked to preferred
to keep the original crew as they were used to them. It was also a little complicated in
regards to tipping. After a little distance traveled, we were soon called into the dining
room. I was still full from the huge breakfast that I had, so I ate very little food. I was
thirsty, though, so I had a couple of glasses of Sprite to go with my water. Of course I ate
the chocolate dessert. I can’t be totally rude. We did go through some stunning sights!
The rest of the trip was spectacular and awe-inspiring. You will be doing yourself a great
injustice if you do not take this trip. Why take my word for it? Be a doubting Thomas
and check it out for yourself! It will be worth every penny you pay for it. The train
never goes very fast as the company wants you to absorb the surrounding scenery. In
fact, the train almost stops when they are going by a waterfall or over a tall bridge for
those special sights. This gives you the chance to take that great camera shot. I can go
on and on, but suffice it to say, “This is the place!”
Before ending my travelogue about this trip, I would like to mention the names of a few
travelers whose company I was fortunate enough to have had that enriched my life that
much more. Don and Tana Olvfield of Tumwater, Washington, Dee Fischer and Pat
MacDuff of Lakewood, Washington, Les and Martina Walters of London, Ohio, and Phil
and Susan Kuban of Marietta, Georgia. There were others, to be sure, but this is a good
We were soon into “civilization” coming into North Vancouver around 4:00 PM. It
wasn’t a long trip and it wasn’t a short trip. It was just right!! You can always take it
round trip to make it longer. It was like a good meal that had the right amount of herbs to
spice a good meal up and change it from bland to exciting and tasty that you would look
forward to having again.
It was raining lightly when we arrived to the end of our destination but busses and taxis
were waiting to shelter us. Bob and I will be heading to the Holiday Inn, downtown
Vancouver, on Howe Street. We bid adieu to the staff and to our friends onboard. A lot
of smiling faces to greet us off to our merry way.
I highly recommend that everyone upgrade to first class as the difference in price is well
worth it! Everyone in first class was happy that they chose that category of travel. The
company has a most excellent and beautiful brochure, but to be there far surpasses
anything you can see on paper. If you want to have an absolutely enjoyable time that will
give you wonderful memories that you’ll never forget, by all means, do take this
exquisite journey through the majestic land of the Whistler Northwind.
BC Rail Pacific Starlight Dinner Train
Saturday, June 29, 2002
Bob and I slept in this morning knowing full well that we had the day to ourselves. We
got up around 8:00 AM and went to the corner store a block away and bought little
packages of laundry soap. The gift shop in the hotel lobby sells it as well, but they were
not open until some time later. We came back to our rooms, went down to the basement
and washed our clothes.
Bob’s very good friend, Joe Kearney, who he has known for a good 30 years, picked us
up this morning. After dropping our clothes off at our room we all left the hotel to go to
the “SkyTrain.” We took it into Surrey which is one of the outlying municipalities and to
get there you have to pass over the Alex Fraser Bridge over the Fraser River. This is a
most enjoyable ride that you should experience. You will get a good tour of the city for
very little cost. A two dollar ticket on weekends will last you for 90 minutes in all zones.
In other words, you can get on and off multiple times in each direction, as long as you’re
within your time perimeter.
We ended up at the Pacific Central train station to purchase two one way tickets on the
Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver, BC, to Seattle, Washington. We also purchased two
round trip tickets to cover Bob and Joe to take the E&N Railroad which is on contract
with VIA Rail of Canada on Vancouver Island. They will leave today to go to the island
and stay at Joe’s house and then catch the early train that leaves early the next morning.
You can read that portion of the trip in Robert’s travelogue. They won’t be back to the
hotel until Monday noon.
The three of us hopped into a taxi cab and headed for our hotel. From there we headed
for Joe’s minivan and drove to the “All India Sweets & Restaurant” in the “Little Punjab
Market” area, at 49th & Main. The food of this vegetarian restaurant was very good. Not
too spicy, just right! I have a bad habit of eating too much Indian food at a sitting as it
tastes so good!
After we “filled up” we headed back to the hotel. We stayed in our hotel room for
another hour before we left for the North Vancouver Train Station. This time I was going on the
Pacific Starlight Dinner Train. Bob was also reserved to go on this evening’s trip with
me, but the E&N Railroad on Vancouver Island took precedence for him. Joe and
Robert took me to the station and stayed with me until they were sure I was all set with
my main contact person, Dean McClernon, the Guest Service Coordinator.
The people waiting in line to pick up their reserved tickets were put in a lively and
exciting mood from the live band that could be seen and heard on the station platform.
There was electricity in the air and everyone was glad to be present. It was like one great
big party and you have been invited. It was definitely a fun place to be at the time.
Dean came to me in the North Vancouver Train Station and I explained to him that Robert could not
enjoy the reception as he had another important engagement to go to. Dean understood,
and so when that transpired, Robert and Joe took off on their quest.
Dean and I were very happy to see each other as we had been talking on the phone to
each other for some time. He introduced me to Alistair Sim, the Customer Service
Supervisor, as well as to other key members of the large staff that it takes to run this
program. Dean took me on a tour of the whole trainset and set my camera equipment up
in a few places for me so I could take a few pictures that I wanted to take.
Going through the galley and meeting the chef and senior staff relating to food
management and passenger security was a privilege not too many people experience.
The general public has no idea how intense the pressure is on everyone to produce high
quality food in a timely manner. Just appreciate and enjoy! I was also surprised to see so
many people on this dinner train to enjoy this lovely experience and how large the staff
was to support the passengers.
The rides up and back were on the same tracks that the Whistler Northwind travels on.
Most everyone was dressed up so they themselves set the environment. While I was busy
taking pictures the passengers were enjoying their wine and starting into their meal. I
was seated topside at the end of one of the dome cars facing forward where I had a
beautiful view of the trees and waterways.
On this trip I chose chicken with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes for my dinner.
The mushroom gravy was perfect with the succulent tasty chicken. It was refreshing to
find that I only needed my fork to cut the tender moist meat. I could not finish my whole
meal because I was still full from lunch. However, what I did eat was exceptionally
The meandering slow and wide ride to Porteau Cove, located south of Squamish, BC,
was relaxing, very picturesque, and exciting. The soft piped in music blended in
smoothly with the continuous conversations that everyone seemed to be having with
everyone else. There was bubbling activity everywhere, but yet subdued. It made me
think of a classy night club.
The long trainset slowed down even more until it came to a complete stop. We had
arrived at Porteau Cove. The people slowly started to get off the train and meandered
over to the station where the live band was playing. By the time that I got there a number
of people had already started to dance. I think that a number of people had been on this
trip before and possibly a number of times.
This is a great gift to give to someone. Instead of giving them cash, give them a trip on a
nice dinner train. If you do, make sure that you mention TrainWeb to the staff! All of
the dinner trains should be advertising with TrainWeb as that way we can keep each other
in business to take care of the general public. If they’re not with us yet, get on their case
and wake them up!
The “baby boomers” are at an age where they appreciate riding by rail. In fact, the
majority of people that travel by rail are mid age to senior. Railfans themselves are any
age. A train trip or a dinner train is a wonderful gift to give to someone. Mothers Day,
Fathers Day, Birthdays, company parties, anniversaries, graduations, and on and on.
Dinner Trains usually go slower so there is less rocking, more time to absorb the view
outside, and silky smooth music, and a soft relaxed atmosphere to enjoy with your friends
and loved ones on the inside.
While the passengers were dancing by the live band I walked towards the engine and
followed a parent who brought his five year old son up to the engine compartment with
permission from someone that was in there. The boy was introduced to the different
buttons, gauges and levers that beckoned him to this magical world of the engineer. I
don’t know who was enjoying this mini tour more, the father or the son. Either way, they
were two happy campers.
The father and son soon left and headed back to the passenger cars, leaving me to talk
with Carl DeCiccio. It seems that he works for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for the
Provincial Government of British Columbia. Carl makes spot checks on all of the trains
in the Province. No wonder he knew so much and why everyone seems to sit up straight
and pay attention when he’s around. Very friendly, very knowledgeable with all aspects
of rail and rail code, and is even a model railroad fan. A fun man to talk with!
Stephen Batten, who soon appeared, was our good looking engineer that always has a
great smile on his face. It was obvious that he knew his stuff as he was constantly aware
of his work at hand and performed it. Steve also has a helicopter license, for those who
want to try something new. Tim Shirak was the trainman. One of his functions is to
switch the tracks when necessary. Steve phoned back to Dean to let him know that I was
up in the cab with them so Dean would know where I was at all times.
It ended up that I went all the way back to Vancouver North while inside the cab of the
engine. I sat on the opposite side of the engineer, so this would make it the fireman’s
seat. With the beautiful view, the slow pace, going into and through the tunnels, and
communicating with these railroad jockeys, it held for a memorable trip. The Dinner
Train was absolutely fabulous and to ride back with a fun bunch of guys in the cab of the
engine made for one heck of an experience. Thanks, Dean! Thanks, guys! I won’t forget
If you enjoy going to the theatre, you will enjoy this Dinner Train. If you relish going to
a grand restaurant, you will relish this Dinner Train. If you want to dance, you will want
this Dinner Train, and if you like class, the Pacific Starlight Dinner Train is for you!
Remember, folks, there is still a good exchange rate on the US dollar, so take advantage
of it. You can’t help but enjoy this trip. Tell them that TrainWeb.com sent you. I
heartily endorse rail travel in British Columbia.
We arrived back at the North Vancouver train station around 11:00 PM where all of the
passengers were presented with a lovely pen as they disembarked the Pacific Starlight
Dinner Train. Dean put me on the motorcoach and I was soon off to my hotel downtown
at the Holiday Inn, heading for a good night's sleep.
Sunday, June 30, 2002
Sunday was a day to relax and to catch up on my travelogue. However, I did go
downstairs to the hotel restaurant and enjoyed their breakfast buffet. While there, I met
John Jennings, the director of Sales and Marketing for this Holiday Inn hotel. It turns out
that John is a big rail fan. He had worked for BC Rail at one time and had great
knowledge on rail related material. He also knows a number of people that I know in the
rail industry. Small world, isn’t it?!
Monday, July 01, 2002 (Canada Day)
I got up around 7:00 AM & went downstairs to have the breakfast buffet, this morning. I
later went back to my room and work some more. Bob and Joe came in around noon
from the E&N Railroad (VIA Rail) on Vancouver Island and we all took off for lunch on
50th & Main. There we went to the (Indian) Himalaya Restaurant and enjoyed their food.
We then looked at a few shops selling their prospective wares.
Joe then drove us to Stanley Park. I am told that it is 1,000 acres and a good portion is
basically a rainforest. There are wild raspberries growing everywhere for your
enjoyment. The cedar and maple trees are absolutely huge and strikingly beautiful. A lot
of people go to the park but most hang out around the beach area and the park settings
where they barbeque. The three of us walked along the pathways through the forest
where very few people bother to go. What a blessing. Clean, fresh, awe-inspiring,
natural, real, and you’re back in time 100 years. You’ll hardly believe your eyes. I
consider this one of the great wonders, and it’s all free!
We were later back to the hotel and we met John, the Marketing & Sales Director for this
hotel. He was offering cake and tea/coffee out on the second floor patio to the guests
celebrating Canada Day. Joe came to our room to chat for a while but he did have to
leave by 4:00 PM as he had to take off to catch the ferry back to Vancouver Island on
time. So, we said our “good byes” and he was off. I dug into my work, trying to catch
up. I closed around 11:00 PM and then finished my packing. I slept well.
Rail Power Green Goat
Tuesday, July 02, 2002
I got up at 6:00 AM this morning and cleaned up and completed my packing. I went
downstairs and met Nigel Horsley and Simon Clarke of Rail Power to interview them
about their “Green Goat” engine.
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Tuesday, July 02, 2002
Around 11:00 AM Bob and I took off to go to an Indian restaurant about ten blocks from
our hotel but the food wasn’t that great to neither one of us. We walked back to the hotel
and checked out around 1:00 PM. Check out time is at 12 noon, but we asked for and
were given an additional hour extension.
A taxi took us to the Pacific Central train station and at 4:30 PM the Business Class
passengers on the Amtrak Cascades were allowed to board. We then went through US
Immigration and then through security. Now we headed for our car, car #2. The Talgo
(Spanish train) has never lost its luster. “She” was always a “classy lady” to me. From
the customer’s perspective, it is well designed, roomy, pretty, with clean lines, and rides
smooth on welded track.
I worked some more on my laptop and within a short while we were at the American
border, at Blaine, Washington, and the US Customs officer boarded and did his thing.
After that procedure a movie was shown, “The Rookie,” an excellent baseball movie. I
brought my own light earphones for just this occasion. That’s $4 saved. I also used my
$3 coupon given to me when I came through the Business Class gate and obtained two 7-
UP sodas at the bistro lounge on the train.
The sunset was absolutely beautiful! The people that live in this area, especially by the
water, are blessed with this stunning view daily. By the time the movie ended we were
coming into the Seattle, Washington, area which was around 10:00 PM. A great ride!
Bob and I picked up our luggage and took a taxi to the Best Western Pioneer Square
Hotel. This is the hotel that the TrainWeb staff stays at whenever we come to Seattle.
We were given a nice size room overlooking the street with two queen size beds. I
worked until 12:00 AM and then “hit the sack” knowing that I had very full and wonderful
memories of my journey across Canada and had seen much of its grand splendor.
- Set #01: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #02: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #03: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #04: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #05: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #06: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #07: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #08: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #09: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #10: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #11: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #12: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #13: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #14: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #15: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #16: Jun 26, 2002 - Prince George to Exeter, British Columbia
- Set #17: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #18: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #19: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #20: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #21: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #22: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #23: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #24: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #25: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #26: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #27: Jun 27, 2002 - Exeter to Whistler, British Columbia
- Set #28: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #29: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #30: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #31: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #32: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #33: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #34: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #35: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #36: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #37: Jun 28, 2002 - Whistler to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #38: Jun 29, 2002 - Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #39: Jun 29, 2002 - BC Rail Pacific Starlight Dinner Train
- Set #40: Jun 29, 2002 - BC Rail Pacific Starlight Dinner Train
- Set #41: Jun 29, 2002 - BC Rail Pacific Starlight Dinner Train
- Set #42: Jun 29, 2002 - BC Rail Pacific Starlight Dinner Train
- Set #43: Jul 01, 2002 - Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #44: Jul 01, 2002 - Vancouver, British Columbia
- Set #45: Jul 02, 2002 - Rail Power Green Goat
- Set #46: Jul 02, 2002 - Rail Power Green Goat
- Set #47: Jul 02, 2002 - Amtrak Cascades, Vancouver to Seattle, WA
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