These pictures were taken on the Southbound Cariboo Prospector on the 30th of September 2002, where the service from Prince George was operated by an RDC-3 (BC-31) leading, and an RDC-1 (BC-15) following. The daily return service from North Vancouver to Lilooet and return was operated by RDC-3 (BC-30) and RDC-1 (BC-11) which took the lead for the journey south from Lilooet. Two days later (Wednesday 2nd October) the northbound service out of North Vancouver was operated by BC-30, BC-10, BC-31 and BC-15.
|BC-31 and BC-15 stand ready to depart from the BC Rail passenger station at Prince George, northern BC. It's 6:50am and the dawn is only just breaking. There are maybe 30 passengers boarding the train at Prince George and all are seated in BC-15. The seating in BC-31 is not used until further south. The train crew consists of no less than six staff - driver, trainman, conductor, customer services manager and two catering staff.|
|Mid-morning and the Southbound Cariboo Prospector has reached Williams Lake, BC. It's running a little late thanks to having to reverse into a lumber products siding to allow a northbound freight service to pass by. Southbound freights gave way to the Cariboo Prospector at Prince George and Quesnel. The first shot shows BC-31 and BC-15 plus the south side of Williams Lake depot seen from the road; the second one shows BC-31 from the depot car park; the third shows the north side of the depot at BC-15 and BC-31; the final shot is a close-up of BC-15.|
|It's around 4pm in the afternoon and the Southbound service from Prince George has traversed the impressive Fraser River Canyon and has reached Lilooet. Here the southbound service is coupled onto the daily return service from North Vancouver to Lilooet which was formed by BC-30 and BC-11 on this day. BC-30 takes over the lead position from this point south, the order being BC-30, BC-11, BC-31, BC-15. The other operational RDC-1, BC-10, wasn't in use on this occasion.|