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Old 05-05-2015, 01:16 AM   #11
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Thanks for the Hell's Gate pictures, that brought back some nice memories.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:12 AM   #12
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It sounds like you guys need to include the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in your travels - it's near Summerland, just up the Okanagan from Osoyoos. I haven't seen it (let alone taken a ride), I just remembered hearing about it.
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You're absolutely right. It's now on the to-do list.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:21 AM   #13
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Thanks, Larry & Liz, for posting those great photos. We're always interested to see how very close to nature one can get in an Escape 17 (We'll get our turn in a few months). And, no, I'm not picking on you 2 foot-itus sufferers.

P.S. It IS really dangerous on the railroad right of way. With the current use of welded rail, there are no rail joints to make noise, so a train can literally be on top of you before you know it. Take care.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:14 PM   #14
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It sounds like you guys need to include the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in your travels - it's near Summerland, just up the Okanagan from Osoyoos. I haven't seen it (let alone taken a ride), I just remembered hearing about it.
Planning on doing that right after the rally.

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Old 05-06-2015, 01:22 AM   #15
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P.S. It IS really dangerous on the railroad right of way. With the current use of welded rail, there are no rail joints to make noise, so a train can literally be on top of you before you know it. Take care.
Now that you mention it, I do remember reading about that. Good point.
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I watched a couple fly fishers cross the tracks at Spences Bridge. They were completely unaware of the locomotive and a mile of rail cars that almost turned them into bait.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:53 AM   #17
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? Didn't the fishermen check both ways before crossing ?

I'm pretty sure we would have heard something - I hope so! Truth be told I was wondering if we were going to get busted by some passing RCMP or CN person.
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They did not look and the train missed them by a couple of feet.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:18 AM   #19
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They did not look and the train missed them by a couple of feet.
If the train was that close, the engineer must not have seen them either. If he would have, he would have been on the horn long before he was two feet away . Something just doesn't fit.....

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If the train was that close, the engineer must not have seen them either. If he would have, he would have been on the horn long before he was two feet away . Something just doesn't fit.....

Doug
Well, pilots have been known to fall asleep, ships helmsmen have been known to not keep close watch while on autopilot and it's unrealistic to think that a train engineer stares intently down the track every inch of the way, especially if it's in an area where there's no crossing.

It's a sad fact but people are still being killed by trains because they chose to use the railway as a walking path.

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