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Look what I caught today (Harrison's thread)
Posted by Harrison on Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:51 PM

I caught an awesome lash-up today that I wanted to share, so I thought I would start a thread for my videos/photos. Here's 252 at Bluff yard in Plattsburgh with CP heritage unit 7016, followed by a red CP SD70ACU and an NS ES44AC.

 I will post here when I make a new video or catch something cool, so stay tuned. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:41 PM

Wow, the CP Heritage unit!  Great catch, man!

Say Harrison, have any of your photos been featured in "Railpace?"

(Oh man, I hope I don't get in trouble over mentioning the competition!  Embarrassed)

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Posted by Harrison on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:27 PM

Flintlock76

Wow, the CP Heritage unit!  Great catch, man!

Say Harrison, have any of your photos been featured in "Railpace?"

(Oh man, I hope I don't get in trouble over mentioning the competition!  Embarrassed)

 

I have not submitted any photos to Railpace, as I don't particuarly believe in submitting photos to a publication that I don't recieve. I do submit photos to the Bridge Line Historical Society's Bulletin though. If you think Railpace would like my photos, let me know how to submit them. 

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 3:57 PM

Great snapshot! Love to see those "dreadnoughts" roll! Other than The Big Boy and the DDA40X, which make occasional sorties, these are the biggest units out there, from the data I have seen!

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Posted by Harrison on Sunday, April 11, 2021 6:38 PM

Here's the video that includes the heritage unit, plus a meet between 931 and D11 and a chase with 931. Engineer Brian gave me an awesome hornshow!

https://youtu.be/pEp_8lGu4mY

Enjoy!

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:40 PM

Well that was better than anything on the tube right now!

And what a melodious horn on the heritage unit!  Loud and attention getting, but not harsh to the ear.

Thanks Harrison!  

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Posted by Harrison on Monday, April 12, 2021 7:09 AM

Flintlock76

Well that was better than anything on the tube right now!

And what a melodious horn on the heritage unit!  Loud and attention getting, but not harsh to the ear.

Thanks Harrison!  

 

Well, maybe you haven't seen Delay and Block Productions and Danny Harmon's videos then... but thanks! I agree, the horn on the ACUs are simply the best. One of my friends said yesterday at the premiere that the CP ACUs are the best locos on the rails, and I have to agree with him on that.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, April 12, 2021 8:08 AM

Thanks.   I also love that CP Horn!

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, April 12, 2021 1:15 PM

daveklepper

Thanks.   I also love that CP Horn!

Seems like I recall reading at one time that the "notes" of the horns were mandated by the Canadian government.  That may be ancient history.

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Posted by Harrison on Friday, April 16, 2021 6:04 PM

I caught this UP locomotive on the rear of an empty ethanol train the other day. Video will follow soon.

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/15F4pg7JpQKMffjpYn_0zZiLWfcQ6p6Sk/view?usp=sharing

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:22 AM

Great catch!

I guess that's the good thing about railfanning in this day and age, you never know what you might see!

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:33 PM

tree68
Seems like I recall reading at one time that the "notes" of the horns were mandated by the Canadian government.

You'll read it all over the place, but darned if I can find you the exact statute!  I'd swear it was in an early account of Swanson and Airchime, but I can't find it now (at least not from a criPhone)

Current law (Transport of Canada) no longer seems to mandate the D#min chord:

https://tc.canada.ca/en/rail-transportation/rules/railway-locomotive-inspection-safety-rules/locomotives-design-requirements-part-ii

Something I did not know is that what Canada mandates instead of the 'minor chord' is a two-tone horn that might have helped the two conductors at Ivy City: three bells blow the 'normal' chord at 96dB or above, the other two are added, at higher volume, for emergencies...

Some discussion of chords and history is here, with another horn regulation (in the United States this time) I can't find...

https://locomotive.fandom.com/wiki/Nathan_AirChime_K-series_Air_Horns

Good thing there are people here who will remember both relevant statutes... and who can prove or disprove either the horny-moose or truck horn reason for adoption of Airchimes initially Wink

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Harrison on Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:13 AM

It seems that the western railroads are invading... yesterday I caught this BNSF SD70ACe on the rear of the southbound ethanol train. We chased it a bit, from South Junction to Port Kent.

 I'll be posting a combined video of these two trains this Friday.

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:41 AM

Hopefully no sensitive dragging detectors along the way.  That rear hose is hanging low - would be a long walk back for soomething so simple. 

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:01 AM

Overmod
You'll read it all over the place, but darned if I can find you the exact statute!

Perhaps more legend than fact.  But even legends usually have some amount of fact in them.

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Posted by Harrison on Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:18 AM

zugmann

Hopefully no sensitive dragging detectors along the way.  That rear hose is hanging low - would be a long walk back for soomething so simple. 

 

They didn't get picked up for dragging equitment fortunately. I have witnessed it though. I was waiting for CSX local C711 in Catskill, NY as I had just heard them clear the detector about a mile south. After waiting about 10 minutes, I heard them call in dispatch saying they had to stop and fix a dragging hose on the locomotive...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:22 PM

zugmann

Hopefully no sensitive dragging detectors along the way.  That rear hose is hanging low - would be a long walk back for soomething so simple. 

 

Yeah, West Coast folks have a reputation for being a little too casual about things.

I heard years ago that a "formal affair" in California means you wear socks.

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