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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:53 PM
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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:12 PM

This is getting there, but what I was after was Brandy wearing the Mountie uniform!

(Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but it would have continued the 'theme'...)

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:54 PM
Overmod was expecting a photo of Howard Brandy in a "Dudley Doright suit, i.e., a Mountie uniform, which he did wear, according to...
 
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Posted by NDG on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:54 PM

 

Dead Man's Curve?
 
Was in the barber shop this morning and got caught up on all the local BS. Who left who. Whose baby was she carrying? Who died and all the rest of the small town crap.
 
Being going there for 45 years.
 
Anyway.
 
About ten 10 days ago, in the middle of the nite a motorist was flagged on the curve shown here by a guy in a Hi Viz Vest.
 
 
It was the Engineer on a Drag, who said they had just run over a Harley Motorcycle but could not find it's driver.
 
They had walked the train way back and, nothing but the bike.
 
The police were called and with more resources,  found the driver all broken up hanging in a tree, deceased.
 
He had left the near by bar and had dumped his bike in the parking lot, drunk.
 
The road turned, but, he did not, the bike going right down to the tracks
 
Local man from Colony Road across the Kootenay.
 
Left a wife and family.
 
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Posted by tree68 on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:59 PM

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The road turned, but, he did not, the bike going right down to the tracks

There's a tangle of emotions - first you think you hit someone, then you find out you didn't - but that he died anyhow.  

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Posted by NDG on Friday, June 28, 2019 7:06 PM

 

Small Town Priorities.
 
No Traffic Helicopters. ' Rush Hour ' lasts 8 minutes, so other news takes priority.
 
Stuff like who now has a black eye from stepping out. 
 
Where'd the fire truck go this morning @ 8:30 AM?? Ambulance, too?
 
Who got Fired at the Mill for stealing cases of industrial paper towels making 100 G per annum.
 
Postman bites dog, and so on.
 
Or wild life doings.
 
 
 
Bob Cat in tree.
 
 
Yard Goat off end of lead.
 
 
Love it!! 
 

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Is the free music in Radium Hot Springs any good?

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:46 PM

Is the free music in Radium Hot Springs any good?

I cannot say, as I have not been there in Decades.

There are several Natural Hot Springs out in the bush that can be used if one wants to.

Watch out for BEARS.

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:47 PM
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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:28 PM

NDG

There are several Natural Hot Springs out in the bush that can be used if one wants to.

Are bathing suits optional?

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:29 PM

CN 1392 decided for a little while yesterday morning that She didn't want to pull passengers, and ended up missing the first run of the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6sfSSbjAU

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:30 PM

SD70Dude

 

 
NDG

There are several Natural Hot Springs out in the bush that can be used if one wants to.

 

 

Are bathing suits optional?

 

Probably depends on how far back in the woods they are.

After all, one doesn't want to offend.   Surprise

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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:03 PM

Flintlock76
SD70Dude
NDG

There are several Natural Hot Springs out in the bush that can be used if one wants to.

Are bathing suits optional?

Probably depends on how far back in the woods they are.

After all, one doesn't want to offend.   Surprise

Bears are not easily offended!

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:09 PM

Some photos of the Alberta Railway Museum, of the nice restored stuff:

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:14 PM

And some of the other stuff.  NW2 7944 actually runs (powered by her original 12-567A engine), the GE 80-tonner and GP9 do not:

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:19 PM

Stored by the CN switch, earning revenue.  In the background is our storage area, nicknamed "TrailerTown" (it is a work in progress):

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A couple miles north of us, at On-Track Rail Services' site.  This unit formerly worked at Dow Chemical's Fort Saskatchewan plant:

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 2:13 AM

 

CP Track Evaluation Car.
 
CP Track Evaluation Car and CP 2241 are overniting here rite now.
 
 
 
 
 
Alcos at Montreal, years ago.
 
 
 
From this site.
 
 
Whats more fun than a PA on a Passenger??
 
 
Two Sharks. Before the Strobes.
 
 
Mais, Je digress
 
Time for my Meds, and Bed, Je Pense.
 
Did Five 5 miles and Starbucks on my 4-8-2 bike this evening after the rain.
 
C. 1991 Norco Bigfoot. 21 inch frame.
 
Similar.
 
 
 
Grizzlies now using public trails. Prenez Garde.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, July 07, 2019 5:00 PM

 

 

Looking Forward. From ebay.
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, July 07, 2019 5:49 PM

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Looking Forward. From ebay.
 
 

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Air hose placement doesn't appear that it can couple to other cars or engines without assistance of another hose.

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, July 07, 2019 6:00 PM

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Air hose placement doesn't appear that it can couple to other cars or engines without assistance of another hose.

I would opine it may have been very much like the early F units - they apparently figured they'd always be in the lead.

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Posted by Deggesty on Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:03 PM

BaltACD

 

 
NDG
 
Looking Forward. From ebay.
 
 

Thank You.

 

Air hose placement doesn't appear that it can couple to other cars or engines without assistance of another hose.

 

desn't  the headend brakema always carry another hose in his pocket?Laugh

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:29 PM

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Air hose placement doesn't appear that it can couple to other cars or engines without assistance of another hose.

I know some of our older southern GP38s had a hookup for a sanding MU hose.  Possibility here?

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, July 07, 2019 9:24 PM

Deggesty
 
BaltACD 
NDG
 
Looking Forward. From ebay.
 

Thank You. 

Air hose placement doesn't appear that it can couple to other cars or engines without assistance of another hose. 

desn't  the headend brakema always carry another hose in his pocket?Laugh

He may carry a 'genuine' air hose - that screws in on one end and has a gladhand on the other.  To make a connection in the pictured case, he would need a air hose with gladhands on both ends of the hose. 

Note - in areas where long cars (auto racks or trailer flats) are handled the local car department will normally have a number of 'shorty' air hoses with glad hands on both ends to assist in coupling air hoses as the long cars have a Rube Goldberg sliding air hose trolley arrangement that is frequently damaged and won't let air hose to travel to the extend necessary to couple with the adjoining car.

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, July 07, 2019 9:44 PM

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Looking Forward. From ebay.   https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lLMAAOSwstxU4sBu/s-l1600.jpg   Thank You.

I've seen hoses on the "wrong" side, but I don't know why they're that way.

I did notice another feature I've never seen though - right under the engineer's window appears to be a hook of the type usually seen on RPO's, for picking up mail.  

I presume it was for picking up orders on the fly. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, July 07, 2019 10:57 PM

tree68
 
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Looking Forward. From ebay.   https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lLMAAOSwstxU4sBu/s-l1600.jpg   Thank You. 

I've seen hoses on the "wrong" side, but I don't know why they're that way.

I did notice another feature I've never seen though - right under the engineer's window appears to be a hook of the type usually seen on RPO's, for picking up mail.  

I presume it was for picking up orders on the fly. 

Also notice that the 'air hose' has it's gladhand turned in the wrong direction to work with the air brake system.

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, July 07, 2019 11:45 PM
 
 
Angle Cocks.
 
The placement of the hose and angle cock is so that, when coupled to cars or another locomotive ahead, the Trainmen will have BOTH angle cocks on the same side of draw bar and not have to reach across.
 
 
Some Diesel Switchers had the Rad End angle cock on right side, also.
 
 
This was especially useful when locomotive fitted with ' Buffer ' above drawbar for handling Passenger Rolling Stock diaphragms, when  reaching across for the Air, as above.
 
Ditto.
 
 
 
 
However?
 
 
 
The metal plate on the tubes of the pilot of the Cab Forward are to keep glad hand and hose from being forced between them by snow, or impact when uncoupling under pressure.
 
I understand the Device is to pick up some type of Token or Staff whilst on the move used in Block System Territory.
 
FWIW.
 
When coupled A-B-B-A, lets say, on a train, the trailing A coupled to train has it's Angle Cocks up under floor beneath Fireman's seat on it's Left, which is the Engineer's Side for lead locomotive re hand signals.
 
A real PAIN if switching on the nose with an A Unit, air cut in.
 
 
FWIW.
 
Many CNR Steam locomotives had their hoses on their LEFT.  Wood ' Western Pilot', Air Operated swivel headlight.
 
 
 
Many CPR Steam locomotives had their hoses on their RIGHT. 
 
 
Note three-wheel Velocipede by Tool House, left.
 

Thank You. 

 

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CN 2753 is a late 2-8-0 built by CNR Transcona Shops  August 1931.
 
 
 
Diamond B P in this case = CNR.
 
Front End Throttle.

 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, July 08, 2019 11:06 AM

In other news -- we've discussed this before, but it never hurts to repeat the photo opportunities and recognize something well done.

This hit RyPN a couple of days ago...

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21153&sid=878ccd87a9e02c604f5320239ece6b89

 

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, July 08, 2019 11:49 AM

Yes, that is a beautiful engine, and those who put it where it now is certainly should be commended for their labors.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 08, 2019 1:07 PM

That engine's so beautiful that, to coin an old phrase it "Breaks your heart to look at it!"

I have to second what that poster said on RyPN, they should give serious thought to putting an eight foot fence around it to discourage the usual butt-head vandals that might (will) find it an irresistable target.  They're all over, no place is immune.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 08, 2019 2:26 PM

Englhart is a great Railroad town. The real hub of the ONR in the North. 

Great cheese to! .. and cheese curds and heavy cream, the absolute best. 

Was thru there 5 years ago and posted pics at that time. Glad to see they are doing well. 

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