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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 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 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>

 

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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 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>

 

 

 

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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 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)

 

 

 

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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 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 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 trolleyboy on Saturday, February 2, 2008 10:26 AM

Hey nice postah Thumbs Up [tup] boss Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

here's a Saturday shot again from the museum. The Lowel mass historic trolley line.

enjoy

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, February 1, 2008 2:55 PM

G'day!

All sorts of good stuff from CM3 Shane 'n Rob - love those FPA4s . . . Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's a poster to enjoy on this Friday . . .

Pennsylvania RR - New York

 

See ya! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, February 1, 2008 1:15 PM

Afternoon folks.hey shane yes I suppose the winters wouldn't have been all that different.Amazing howmany trains still ply the old Brockville Smithville area's. coarse today's renditions with P42's and LRC or "Ren" aren't nearly as pretty. Glad you liked the shot of teh museum's beer car 2424 Big Smile [:D] since you mentioned FPA4's Yeah!! [yeah]Cool [8D] here's one from the gramps collection. A Via FPA4 at bayview jct, still a bid raifan spot.

enjoy

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Posted by coalminer3 on Friday, February 1, 2008 10:09 AM

Good Morning.

We went to Smiths Falls because "it was there."  Good place to see a fair amount of trains.  BTW, growing up where I did, snow and cold was just part of the daily round - never really thought too much about it.  Also spent a lot of time at Brockville in the winter as well.  There was a place for some interesting passenger activity with FPA4s, etc.  

Enjoyed the RS3 (of course) and the TTc car pictures.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:21 PM

Evening folks , love that RS Tom it's just a cats caboose Approve [^]Thumbs Up [tup] smith Falls good gawd gertie why in the name of anything would you go there in winter ,<grin>great story though Thumbs Up [tup]Now lets see my piece for the day here.

A pleasant evening at the Museum !

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:34 PM

G'day!

Yeah, that first step could be a loooooooong one, if not careful in the snow! <grin> Good to see you 'n Rob still at it . . . Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Mine for this snowy day in mid-continent USA where this beauty once roamed . . .

Missouri Pacific (MoPac) #4502. Built by Alco in 1955. Model RS-3. 1,600 hp.

 

 

 

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Posted by coalminer3 on Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:48 AM

Good afternoon All

Inside turntable.  IIRC, SP had one in a snowshed.  Anyway, it's probably to keep it from filling up with snow.  Reminds me of one time when I was at Smiths Falls.  I stopped at the yard office (abt. 3:00 a.m.) to le them know I was there and would be taking pictures.  (Try and do that now!)  It was (what else) cold and snowy.  YM told me to be careful where I walked as the turntable was "a little snowed in."  IOW, they really were not too sure where solid ground ended and the pit began. 

work safe  

 

 

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Posted by Gunneral on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 9:05 PM

Hi Tom, Lars and Rob,

Just popped in for a "nosey" at all the great pics "over here". Top notch by any standards!!Bow [bow]

Rob. See we posted around the same time over at the "Bar"Wink [;)]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:59 PM

Good evening again guys.Nice to see the place alive with new material Yeah!! [yeah]Big Smile [:D]Nice book covah from Lars and a couple goodies from Winterpeg as well. Nice MTC unit to give me that flick as well bossman. Thumbs Up [tup] Here's the nightside shot from me.

A rareity an internal roundhouse turntable at the ACR's main Sault Ste Marie shops,still in use today. Wow!! [wow]

Rob

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:12 PM

G'day!

Time passes quickly, they say, when having fun! Where has it all gone Question [?] Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

I see we've had a spate of activity 'round here since my last - good to see Rob - Lars - Curt 'n Shane on board . . . Yeah!! [yeah]

 

Here's another for our friend in Ontario . . .

MTC #1959 built by CCF in 1928.

<pesonal foto taken at ExpoRail, Saint-Constant, QC, Canada>

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by Trainmaster.Curt on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:28 PM

That looks like a CNR CLC CFA-16-4, never seen one runnin, i was still in God's mind when those were runnin

I used to see these units run all over Winnipeg on spur lines, now you see mostly GP9u's 

Another common sight for me in the 80's on lighter CPR branches was the 40' grain boxes, which are all retired or used for storage on some short lines. (This was taken on a hill close to CPR's West side of Transcona Yard which CEMR owns the East half, the yard was built in 1889

 

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Posted by LoveDomes on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:23 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Visits from Rob 'n Shane since my last . . . good to see 'em here. Fine pix from you 'n Rob! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Here's one to flick trolleyMAN's switch . . .

 

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:35 AM

Morning all , yup shane I loved the old ACR paint scheme , dissapeared under WC's banner in 1994 and CN's in 2004 Sigh [sigh] The WC rebuilt all the GP7's and 9's that were left to 'chopnosers' then promptly sold them off to shortlines. their Gp 38's and SD40's all stayed on the WC roster,then CN purged them again mostly to the rebuilders or shortline markets.ere's this mornings we'll keep with the ACR theme.

One of the ACR's two Sw8 switchers

enjoy

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Posted by coalminer3 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:08 AM

Good Morning - 'Twas truly at the end of GP7 construction.  Like the DL&W inspired color scheme as well.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:59 PM

Hey Tom nice shot of that little MTC beauty Thumbs Up [tup] Here's one for this evening.

The last ACR GP7 bought number 152 also the last GP7 built by GMDD or EMD. Was rolled out in 1958.Shot's from the 1980's

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:30 PM

G'day!

Another fine streetcar from our friend up in Ontario! Thumbs Up [tup]

MTC #350 built by Brownell in 1892 and was the first electric car to operate in Montreal (Sep 21, 1892).

<personal foto taken at ExpoRail, Saint-Constant, QC, Canada.>

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, January 28, 2008 7:26 PM

Hello gents , monday again Sigh [sigh]. However great shots of a WP book and the N&W drumheads all good stuff on this happy little thread. Thumbs Up [tup] here's Monday's bit from me.

Hamilton street railways 506 one of the 40 500 series streetcars bought in the late 20's destined to be the last cars to run on the HSR in the mid 50's. The museum has the lone survivour 521 waiting to be brought back to life. THese cars were built by National Steel Car ( NSC ) of Hamilton Ontario better known for their rail car building which continues today.

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, January 28, 2008 3:09 PM

G'day!

Mine for this day . . .

Some drumheads of the N&W:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by LoveDomes on Monday, January 28, 2008 10:09 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Great stuff continuing ovAH on this formerly lonely thread . . . Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's mine for this Monday . . .

 

See ya at the bAH!Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, January 27, 2008 9:04 PM

Here's another classic from grampa's pile o pics. another true classic this is a shot of the CPR's one off RSD17 , more reagally refered to as the Empress of Agincourt.

Rob

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