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If you are a rail fan, this is a trip and a half. Just to see it, and read about the audacity of the idea, makes a cool stop. However, if you are lucky enough to see a train using either the upper or lower...More
This is one of the Look out spots as you drive to BANFF. It has its own story and history. The Boards explains it well.But to unintiated it may not appeal. But if a Long Cargo trai n passes through the tunnel when you visit(...More
When we got here frankly I was disappointed. Yes there were good diagrams and a model of the tunnels, but all I could see was a forest or trees! Then..... we were lucky enough to see a freight train approaching,it went from left to right...More
The best time to appreciate Spiral Tunnels is when a cargo train goes through it. It is entirely different from what I had expected. The place is right off highway, so it requires zero effort to see it.
A bit hard to take it all in from the lookout, as the tunnels and track are so small in comparison to the size of the mountain. The lookout is beside the highway with lots of parking.
There are lots of information boards that explain...More
We were fortunate enough to see long cargo train just coming out of 1st tunnel as our bus pulled up, it then wound its way through 2nd tunnel while the end had not entered 1st. It took almost 10 mins to pass through system all...More
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The vast majority of trains are cargo trains going through and you can't find those schedules. The only train you can predict is the Rocky Mountaineer, and you can find the schedule for that on the VIA rail website, but that... More
The vast majority of trains are cargo trains going through and you can't find those schedules. The only train you can predict is the Rocky Mountaineer, and you can find the schedule for that on the VIA rail website, but that isn't even a daily train.