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Posted by LoveDomes on Saturday, February 2, 2008 12:10 PM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Been quite a bit of activity here since my last visit . . . good to see the guys from Da BAH supporting this thread . . . Thumbs Up [tup] Don't know how many times I've urged you to shut 'er down, but then we all get the urge to drop something off - and here we are, still perkin'! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

 

Mine for this Saturday before the Super Bowl!

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by Trainmaster.Curt on Saturday, February 2, 2008 2:19 PM
Those RS-3 were pretty little engines, and they had the 244 engine
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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, February 2, 2008 7:36 PM

Nice postah from Mr lars Thumbs Up [tup] here's another late day add in from moi.

An RDc at Bayview for dabossman nother one from gramps collection   

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, February 3, 2008 12:35 PM

G'day!

Appearances by Lars - Rob 'n our friend near Winnipeg helps to keep this Thread moving along . . . . Thumbs Up [tup]

Wonderful Budd RDCs in VIA Rail livery from your Grandpa's collection, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup] That's an RDC-2 in the lead with an RDC-1 behind. RDC-2 was an 85 ft (26 m) Railway Post Office and passenger coach configuration seating 71 passengers.  The RDC-1 was an 85 ft (26 m) all-passenger coach seating 88 passengers. <geesh> How would I know that, eh Question [?] <grin>

 

Mine for this Super Bowl Sunday . . .

 

BC Rail RDC1 BC-15 (http://www.budd-rdc.org)

 

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, February 3, 2008 9:37 PM

I don't know Tom how would you know that <grin> Here's mine for Superbowl Sunday.

More RDC's at Burlington West Ontario

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, February 4, 2008 2:03 PM

G'day!

A nice string of RDC-1s in VIA Rail livery . . . always perks me up to see 'em! Thanx, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Here's a book from my modest collection of hard covers . . . .

 

VIA Rail - Color History Series


Book Description
Go VIA Rail and see Canada: Here is Canada's national railway, covering 14,000 kilometers of track from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay. This illustrated history tells the story of how, starting in the early 1970s, VIA Rail became a separate Crown corporation, once and for all relieving the old Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways of their beleaguered passenger operations. It is a story rich in history-and marked with failures and misfortunes right up to our day, when a need for convenient, fuel-efficient mass transportation holds out hope for a renaissance.
 
Archival and modern photography, route maps, and print ads help detail the history of VIA Rail's motive power and passenger cars from the likes of General Motors, Bombardier, Montreal Locomotive Works, and Budd Company, as well such passenger trains as The Canadian, The Atlantic, The Ocean, and The Super Continental. Chris Greenlaw also explains all of the political machinations that have inevitably shaped the railroad, and delves into its connection with Amtrak via The Maple Leaf.

<from: amazon.com>

 

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, February 4, 2008 11:15 PM

Hey Tom, great book it has lots of good RDC and FPA4 pictures. Oh yeah the text and the rest of the book ain't bad either.Whistling [:-^]here's today's humble offering.

Another FPA4 at Bayview

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 3:19 PM

G'day!

Really a fine looking loco with that VIA Rail smoothside consist . . . luv it! Thanx, Rob!! Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Another from the bar . . . .

 

 

 

 

Book Description: Each new railway book by writer-photographer Greg McDonnell is cause for celebration in the North American railfan community. Rites of Passage, a look at over three decades of transition and changes along Canada's rail lines, is his most personal book to date. "For what it's worth," McDonnell writes in his introductory essay, "what follows on these pages is personal, a collection of images and essays drawn from a 35-year effort to capture and chronicle the magic of Canadian railroading, an effort that began with a young boy pointing a borrowed Brownie at a pair of olive-green GMD1's looming out of the early morning fog in Kitchener and quickly grew to be a lifetime avocation, if not a vocation." Rites of Passage is vintage McDonnell, a sensual feast of boiler steam and diesel smoke, high iron and midnight runs across the prairies, wistful memories and critical analysis.

<from: amazon.com>

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 10:34 PM

Hey Tom that book is a personal favourite of mine,I've a signed copy in fact. Greg is one heck of  a writer and photographer,and one heck of a good person. We've had him do book signings at the museum a few times. Of possible intrest to you and Lars he has a new book out called Lakeboats ,some real nice pictures and stories of the lake feighters . Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's todays pic.

A shot of Via's ill omened P42 911 just outside of Paris west on it's way into Brantford then onto Toronto.

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Posted by Trainmaster.Curt on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 12:02 AM

Ah another Greg McDonnell fan, great book too, love his appreciation of the 40' boxcars, another good one is Passing Trains, the Ten-Hundred Territory being my fav, as a GMD-1 fan, Signatures In Steel is the first one i read from Transcona Libby, and it is a superb book, and check out my GMD-1 1600 A1A trucked diesel tattoo, my tribute to the good Canadian National before Hunter Harrison came along

 

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Posted by Trainmaster.Curt on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 12:03 AM

Ah another Greg McDonnell fan, great book too, love his appreciation of the 40' boxcars, another good one is Passing Trains, the Ten-Hundred Territory being my fav, as a GMD-1 fan, Signatures In Steel is the first one i read from Transcona Libby, and it is a superb book, and check out my GMD-1 1600 A1A trucked diesel tattoo, my tribute to the good Canadian National before Hunter Harrison came along

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Posted by LoveDomes on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 9:29 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Back again, if not just briefly with a submssion for this mid-week day . . .

 

 

I see the guyz are keeping things rollin' along! Now that fella with the tatoo - I think he "wins the prize" for most devout CN fan! <grin>

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 10:23 PM

Hello all just keeping in out of the slush,never figured it could fall from the sky during a mid february thunderstorm but oh well, could be worse.Neat tat there Kurt,I see the Larsman's popped by with a weekly book "covah" as well Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's one of my favourite loco's also from teh good old(er) days of CN railroading.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, February 7, 2008 9:40 AM

morning folks a little something to keep her moving along over here.

A Classic FP7 "yanking the varnish" through Burlington West early 80's

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Posted by coalminer3 on Thursday, February 7, 2008 10:22 AM

Good Morning

Hane enjoyed all of the Canadian material lately.  Commented on Lars's WP book at the bar.  At least they ran the Fs in the correct way.  Always had a problem with elephant style.  Southern Crescent often had 4 Es for power; two pair back to back - that was O.K.  Would like to go back in the time machine and hear them load up leaving town once more.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, February 7, 2008 12:13 PM

The only thing that would have been better is a B unit in between Thumbs Up [tup] I suppose with all the sound equiped E's and F's out there now we can almost re-create those sounds and feelings.

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, February 7, 2008 1:47 PM

G'day!

Continuing support from the bar crew is keeping this place alive - want to recognize our friend up near Winnipeg for his visits too! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

This has been seen way back 'n fits in with our "non theme" lately . . . Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

<personal foto taken from hotel room window in downtown Toronto>

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, February 7, 2008 8:56 PM

Aha a Go shot from high above the metropolis Thumbs Up [tup] Means more now that you finally got to ride on them.Here's on I've posted a few times as well,the Milton Line Go units waiting on a Sunday evening at Guelph Junction for the next days morning commuter rush.

enjoy

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Posted by LoveDomes on Friday, February 8, 2008 9:15 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Just swingin' on by with a drop off for this Friday . . . noticed Rob's pix haven't come thru, photo site must be down. Anyway, here's one for the trolleyMAN!

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, February 8, 2008 4:05 PM

G'day!

Yeah, looks like Rob's photo-server is down . . .nice traction from Lars . . . anyway, great to see you two still "at it." Thumbs Up [tup]

Something for this end of the work week <for many>

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, February 8, 2008 11:41 PM

Evening guys .gotta love railimages Censored [censored] and I pay them a support fee too Thumbs Down [tdn]Oh well loved the covah's from both of you today.Here's today's bit.

Shot of the Cornwall street railway loco #8 still going strong in 1971 the last year of their operation.

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Posted by LoveDomes on Saturday, February 9, 2008 10:50 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Interesting stuff continues on ovAH here . . .

Here's one from me . . .

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, February 9, 2008 2:52 PM

G'day!

Good to see Rob "in" - and nice book cover from the Larsman! Thumbs Up [tup]

My offering for this Saturday . . .

GN EMD F7A <GNU Free Documentation/Wikipedia.com>

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

Tom

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Posted by LoveDomes on Saturday, February 9, 2008 5:01 PM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Love that GN livery - that's the BEST in my not-so-humble OH-PIN-YUN! Yeah!! [yeah]

Good to see Rob at it ovAH here too! Thumbs Up [tup]

My 2nd for this Saturday . . .

 

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, February 9, 2008 9:45 PM

Evening again gents.it's a bit busy heer at the lonlier thread.Nice GN F from dabossman Thumbs Up [tup] and a couple nice one's from the Larsmobile again as well,just a fine saturday all round Thumbs Up [tup]

One final one from this this evening,another random bit of Chessie in chatham Ontario from me this evening.

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:23 PM

G'day!

Most interesting shot from Rob with 3 great logos <heralds>  B&O - C&O - Chessie in two fine fotos! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

 

A poster for this Sunday . . .

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, February 10, 2008 9:19 PM

Nice postah Tom don't think I've seen it before Thumbs Up [tup]

a fav from Hamilton Ontario

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, February 11, 2008 11:17 AM

Morning everyone on this cold cold one ,extra electric blanket day "fer sure fer sure"Cold as it's here,I'm guessing that our hardy friend in Manitoba is possitivly hibernating today.

Today's random shot a BC rail RS18 ( with the factory applied low nose )idling in North Van.

Rob

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, February 11, 2008 1:37 PM

Good afternoon again gents back with another quick pic.A classic from the Wisconsin central era on the Algoma Central. F unit's pulling train number one throught the Agawa Canyon.

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, February 11, 2008 2:49 PM

G'day!

What a beauty that Algoma Central unit is! Wow!! [wow] Nice one, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup] 

 

 Some drumheads for this day . . .

 

GTW - La Salle

 

 

 

 

C&O Lines

 

 

 

 

CN&W - The Namekagon

 

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

Tom Captain [4:-)] Pirate [oX)]

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