Turbo Train detouring on CP trackage

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Turbo Train detouring on CP trackage
Posted by Miningman on Friday, November 02, 2018 12:36 AM

Never seen this pic before, detouring onto CP tracks at Port Hope. Interesting scene. Quite the story with these but eventually it all worked out. Never liked the VIA yellow and blue version, this one was always best.

CN Turbotrain on detour over CPR.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Friday, November 02, 2018 2:21 AM

CN TurboTrain had a clean and neat livery which made them looks "freshly" and attractive. The achievement of TurboTrain was what the GM Aerotrain failed to achieve. 

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, November 02, 2018 12:41 PM

Miningman
Never liked the VIA yellow and blue version, this one was always best.

Someone needs to find and post, since the season is now upon us, Allan Cripe's Christmas card that featured part of this scheme in a highly apropos context, so to speak...

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, November 02, 2018 11:39 PM

Wow yes, I remember that! The TurboTrains red nose staring down Rudolph. Don't recall the name Allan Cripes but hey. Never seen it on the net though. Will search.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:00 AM

Miningman
Don't recall the name Allan Cripes

For the love of God, Montresor!  Alan R. Cripe (I could have sworn it had two 'l's) was the Sergei P. Korolev of the TurboTrain.  (And of the stillborn diesel version that followed...)  He was active under Browne right at the outset of the whole Train X craze, got the rights to some of the resulting patent IP... and had some good ideas about how to make the idea work.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:12 AM

Oh yeah... it would have come to me at 3 in the morning. We Classic  oldtimers have so many dusty files buried, down this aisle, over here, turn left and all that, it takes a while to retrieve a memory. It's not any slower it's just the volume! Of course that wasn't up there with really important stuff, lucky if I ding into my kids birthdays 3 days after the fact. Fortunately, I have a handy retrieval ready file of great excuses. So life goes on.  

Now where was it I saw that picture? Trade publication, newspaper, CN ad? 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:29 AM

Miningman
Now where was it I saw that picture?

I distinctly remember it being in Trains Magazine.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:50 AM

Ok good good, we should be able to dig that up and post then...hopefully.

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