CPR Steam Last stand ..1960 Royal Hudsons

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CPR Steam Last stand ..1960 Royal Hudsons
Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 11:23 PM

Royal Hudsons 2820-2864

H1c 2820-2849

H1c 2820 first of the semi-streamlined 2800's. MLW #68956 9/1937 Glen, Montreal 3/24/1960 
Glen yard shop track very late in the steam era still working in passenger (commuter) service.

Note: 2459, 2811, 2816, 2820 and 2822 were still in commuter service in May of 1960. 
Last steam likely was 2820 with a Montreal bound freight train (transfer?) sighted on June 29th.1960.

Missing its Royal Crown which had become a collectors item!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 5:38 AM

Streamlined Yeah


Served the people for a long period of time  Yeah


Always looks CLEAN and neat  Yeah


Simple but classy  Yeah


Capable to reach higher speed Yeah

Yes

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 10:10 AM

Jones1945

Streamlined Yeah


Served the people for a long period of time  Yeah


Always looks CLEAN and neat  Yeah


Simple but classy  Yeah


Capable to reach higher speed Yeah

Yes

Sounds like the Pioneer Zephyr to me.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 10:43 AM

I always liked the looks of those Royal Hudsons, a nice blend of the British and American esthetic.

I'm surprised the crown is missing from the skirtings on those locomotives pictured, maybe they lost them after a while, or never had them to begin with?

Anyway, a Mike's Train House O gauge catalog described the honorific "Royal Hudson" better than anyone else...

"If any locomotive was ever granted a knighthood, this was it!"

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 3:09 PM

Flintlock76
"If any locomotive was ever granted a knighthood, this was it!"

Sounds like the sort of thing to expect from the folks that sold us Proto-Sound 1.

Conveniently ignoring Blighty where they had a whole class of locomotives actually bearing knighthoods... and deserving them.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:07 PM

Overmod

 

 
Flintlock76
"If any locomotive was ever granted a knighthood, this was it!"

 

Sounds like the sort of thing to expect from the folks that sold us Proto-Sound 1.

Conveniently ignoring Blighty where they had a whole class of locomotives actually bearing knighthoods... and deserving them.

 

Nuthin' wrong with Proto-Sound 2 or 3, I'm a happy customer with those two.

Never had an MTH engine with Proto 1, so I can't comment on those.

Anyway, I like Mikes catalogs, very colorful and much better than Lionels.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:50 PM

Urgent hot message to Overmod from Montreal 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0wvGiAH9g

 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 5:33 PM

Fetchez la vache!

Honi soit la vache qui rit,

Honi soit la vache qui rit... you showed what to my aunt?

But I think the Quebecois prefer sheep to cows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jC7NKkjCe0

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 5:49 PM

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 6:33 PM

Overmod
Honi soit la vache qui rit

Sounds like my family motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 6:52 PM

Ah, that's right Becky, you're a Plantagenet!

No wonder you're the "Queen of O Gauge" for the rest of us "Classic Toy Trains" folks!

I'm just a humble knight of the order "Semper Fidelis," but my sword is yours!

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:39 PM

Pourquoi rit la vache?

Johnny

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 10:37 PM

That is the question! Why is the cow laughing ?  Probably the nice red earrings and she's happy. 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:27 AM

Penny Trains
Overmod
Honi soit la vache qui rit

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 10:14 AM

With the greatest of respect to Overmod's admiration of British steam locomotives, and don't we all admire those gorgeous machines?

The Brits did build perfect locomotives, but the problem with a perfect locomotive is it needs a perfect roadbed to run on, which is the reason they never caught on here in the New World, in the US and Canada.

In Britain, with railroad builders rollin' in money, cheap labor, and shorter distances to travel building a perfect roadbed wasn't an issue.  Not so here.

It also meant that there was a great marketing opportunity around the turn of the 20th Century for American builders like Baldwin, ALCO, Porter, and others when developing nations started building railroads of their own with less than perfect roadbeds, hence the reason there's American steam locomotives found all over the world.  

The Canadians came up with their own masterpieces that worked well for them, that Royal Hudson being a prime example.

Hey, it's all good, as long as it's steam.

Speaking of "Lord Of The Rings" spoofs, this is the best one I've seen, but you'd better stand by, it's a little rough!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8jW19Ibjyo  

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Posted by selector on Thursday, March 07, 2019 4:55 PM

Miningman

That is the question! Why is the cow laughing ?  Probably the nice red earrings and she's happy. 

 

Parce que le produit n'est-ce pas le vrais fromage...?  IOW, joke's on the customer.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, March 07, 2019 5:19 PM

That's deep!

A bottle of wine and some Laughing Cow Cheese is always a winner on the second date. I know that there are fine cheeses to go along with wine but the Laughing Cow on a first romantic interlude melts the ladies. 

The cow is Laughing along with us. Job well done. Those French eh! 

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:39 PM

English Hol jatlh nuqneH!  pagh tlhIngan mughmeH ghun lo' jItlhIjchoHtaH!  Qapla'!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:46 PM

Lady Firestorm asked me to spring this on everyone, just to keep things bovine.

And she must  be obeyed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZJZfdtcKBA  

Uh, my Klingonese is a bit rusty.  OK, it's non-existant.  

And I only know enough German to get myself in deep trouble.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:42 PM

This is the greatest Forum in all of history! 

Chapeau to Lady Firestorm. 

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 10:21 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

Sounds like the Pioneer Zephyr to me.

I never underestimate or look down streamliners like Pioneer Zephyr and all Zephyr of CB&Q, they were, according to the historical trend and what really happened in the RR history of America, The Zephyr together with UP's early diesel streamliner were the real "Train of the Tomorrow" a.k.a Diesel powered streamliner. : )

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, March 07, 2019 10:28 PM

Hey! Get your stinkin Diesels off the Royal Hudson thread... geez you've already got at least 3 threads on streamliners where this belongs. No respect! 

Launch the cows! 

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, March 08, 2019 6:38 AM

While we are on the subject of Klingon and streamlining:

 

'IwlIj jachjaj!

reH taHjaj!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, March 08, 2019 8:41 AM

See.. best Forum in the history of the world. 

My Klingon a bit weak.. something about ' scream' or maybe just scream. 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, March 08, 2019 10:07 AM

Miningman

Hey! Get your stinkin Diesels off the Royal Hudson thread... geez you've already got at least 3 threads on streamliners where this belongs. No respect! 

Launch the cows! 

 

Jamais!!  Streamlined steam locomotives are teakettles trying to look like the diesels that inspired the attempt.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, March 08, 2019 10:08 AM

Miningman
My Klingon a bit weak.. something about ' scream' or maybe just scream.

Beware the literal translation -- here as in so many other contexts.

Here is a useful tutorial.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, March 08, 2019 12:09 PM

Overmod

While we are on the subject of Klingon and streamlining:

 

'IwlIj jachjaj!

reH taHjaj!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know, that does kinda-sorta remind one of a Klingon battlecruiser!

Maybe we should  head "across the pond" for a look at what good 'ol Scotty might have sicced on 'em...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqDQAsXS1iU  

Was Scotty a Jacobite?  I don't know, he never said.

Anyway, we DO know Scotty didn't take any crap off anyone, especially Klingons!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsO-7ENKGP4  

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Better loved ye canna be, will ye no come back again?"  

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Posted by Fr.Al on Friday, March 08, 2019 2:46 PM

I'M a Jacobite, although my mother's Scottish ancestors were allegedly from the hated Clan Campbell. Then on my dad's side, his Ukrainian mother was supposed to have been descended from Scots who fled to Poland. Bonnie Prince Charlie was half Polish and many Scots did find refuge there. When Poland was partitioned between Austria, Prussia, and Russia, the region of Ukraine where my grandmother hailed from became Russia. So Dad's story is entirely plausible.

       I'm not sure I'd want the DNA test. I might find out the Harrises were Welsh, not Scottish.Can t track down my mother's relatives as she was an only child. Her parents died long ago,and her paternal uncle had two daughters. Any male Harrises who could be family would have to be descended from her grandfather's younger brothers.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, March 08, 2019 3:38 PM

Not to worry Father.  As the Scots say, if the sound of bagpipes send a shiver down your spine, makes the hair on the back of your neck rise, and makes your blood run quicker, you're one of them!

Certainly applies to me, my mother's family (on her mother's side) were from Scotland, although of Irish ancestry, but they considered themselves Scottish.  I grew up surrounded by Scottish accents, and I love  the pipes!

They were Jacobites too.  They were Catholic, Bonnie Prince Charlie was Catholic, so need I say more?

I don't want the DNA test either, I know all I need to.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, March 08, 2019 7:11 PM

Overmod

 

 
Miningman
My Klingon a bit weak.. something about ' scream' or maybe just scream.

 

Beware the literal translation -- here as in so many other contexts.

Here is a useful tutorial.

 

My app said: May your blood scream!

you always!

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