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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, January 10, 2020 5:58 PM

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Another F-M Saves the Day Consist.
 
To Fill Out to Tons and Fill the sidings, as Two SDs would not pull what was Rated, extra power added to Tons.
 
Here is another set.
 
 
Designs from Beloit and LaGrange working together in a Union not conceived?
 
Worth watching, in the rain and Sand giving out.
 
Westinghouse could handle it.  ( The H-16 was GE Just as Good. )
 
And did!
 
No wonder they were ' Junk ' the way they were handled.
 
FWIW.
 
CP 4065 @ 8 MPH.
 
 
CP 4105 Ditto.  38D1/8/244/567. Almost dark.
 
 
 
Cold, Full Moon. Venus set. Stars screaming up above, Coyotes Howling afar.
 
Time for Thought, Reflection and Retrospection. 
 
Memories.

Thank You.

How long did it take for EMD to solve the slipping and engine problems with the SD40's?  The SD40-2's ended up being pretty darn good units, and the remaining ones still are, even though THEY have now been run into the ground, just like the FM's. 

It is interesting to see the sandblasted appearance of the trucks and running gear in so many old colour photos, steam and diesel alike. 

Here is something that did not get sandblasted, at least not the first time:

 

This lasted until the late 1990s, when she was repainted again, being sandblasted first this time:

Still looks great almost 25 years later:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsdC98U539Q

 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:36 PM
OT.
 
Far From Hope.
 
At the opposite side of the Corderilla.
 
Approaching the Crow from the East. The Divide.
 
Some Lovely Views, Here.
 
Images expand.
 
 
Including once was crossing at grade, as below. Images Nos. 2 and 3.
 
 
 

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:06 AM

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Interesting article.  It mentions a future crossing for the wildlife over the highway.  Wonder if one is one needed to cross the railway?
 
Nice painting - like the illuminated mountain peak an sunset.  Note that the scale/ size of the pickup and truck and car seem small, and the locomotive seems larger than life.  Not a bad thing - people should have more respect for trains!
 
Thanks for sharing. 
 
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Posted by Erik_Mag on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:18 PM

There's a wildlife crossing bridge over US-101 just east of Thousand Oaks, CA.

On another note, looks like the forum software has been updated.

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:44 PM
Crowsnest Mountain.
 
The first thing one notices in the area is Crowsnest Mountain looming to the North.
 
 
 
 
 
and it would be just out of view to the left.
 
 
possibly in that the mountain would dominate the scene and draw from the import of the Article??
 
The once-grade-crossing would be just to left of rip rap, just West of the draw, the road faintly traversing further to left.
 
Here is another painting of a CPR Westbound not far to the East from the grade crossing view.
 
 
Finally found this Image on the 'Net! ( I had it Posted on Photobucket quite some time ago. )
 
 
Which shows a just-Dieselized Eastbound CPR Passenger train approaching the now-long-gone crossing at grade c. 1952.
 
I was going to hike in there in 1977, approached thru West Coleman on the old highway alignment and was blocked by the creek which was in flood.
 
Since then a bridge has been installed to make the trip easier.
 
 
Possibly, at some time if CPR is running one of their Special Trains using the A and B units Eastbound thru The Crow, they could stop at this location and repose the same Scene with a passenger train as the 1952 view?
 
Just a thought?
 
A Big GE in the Heritage Scheme would be acceptable?
 
 
This, Also???
 
 
Another Scenic View to the West approaching the Divide.
 
 
Awful place when the Winds of Winter blow thru.
 
CPR Yard, Crowsnest. Elevation 4454 Ft.
 
Slope w trees beyond GP9 is in Alberta.
 
 
 
FWIW.
 
 
Quite the Place, The Crow.
 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:25 PM
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Posted by NDG on Monday, January 13, 2020 3:38 AM

Re CNR 9000.

A wonderful ending for a Historic Locomotive!

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Posted by NDG on Monday, January 13, 2020 10:14 PM

FWIW.

Equal.

Minus 40 in Yellowknife, NWT.

Colder later on.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Monday, January 13, 2020 10:24 PM

Erik_Mag

There's a wildlife crossing bridge over US-101 just east of Thousand Oaks, CA.

On another note, looks like the forum software has been updated.

 

Yes, it seems to load much faster now, thank goodness.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, January 13, 2020 10:46 PM

Lithonia Operator
Erik_Mag

There's a wildlife crossing bridge over US-101 just east of Thousand Oaks, CA.

On another note, looks like the forum software has been updated.

Yes, it seems to load much faster now, thank goodness.

But you still can't send PMs when using Firefox.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Monday, January 13, 2020 11:03 PM

Using Safari, I cannot send PMs on my phone.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, January 13, 2020 11:14 PM

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$1 million is a bargain for a new shop building these days. 

Those councillors would do well to remember what their home was like before the railway came to town, and what it would become if the railway left.  They owe that little engine and its operators a debt of gratitude.

Edmonton approved spending much more money to build a new shop for the standard gauge train at Fort Edmonton Park:

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/council-approves-6-3-million-for-new-steam-train-barn-at-fort-edmonton-park

107 is a 1919 Baldwin 2-6-2, built for Louisiana's Calcasieu Paper Company.  Originally a woodburner, she was later converted to oil.  The coaches are ex-Northern Alberta combooses, originally built for the Boston & Albany in the early 1900s.

https://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0001/misc277.jpg

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:49 AM

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Crowsnest Mountain.
 
The first thing one notices in the area is Crowsnest Mountain looming to the North.
 
 
 
 
 
and it would be just out of view to the left.
 
 
possibly in that the mountain would dominate the scene and draw from the import of the Article??
 
The once-grade-crossing would be just to left of rip rap, just West of the draw, the road faintly traversing further to left.
 
Here is another painting of a CPR Westbound not far to the East from the grade crossing view.
 
 
Finally found this Image on the 'Net! ( I had it Posted on Photobucket quite some time ago. )
 
 
Which shows a just-Dieselized Eastbound CPR Passenger train approaching the now-long-gone crossing at grade c. 1952.
 
I was going to hike in there in 1977, approached thru West Coleman on the old highway alignment and was blocked by the creek which was in flood.
 
Since then a bridge has been installed to make the trip easier.
 
 
Possibly, at some time if CPR is running one of their Special Trains using the A and B units Eastbound thru The Crow, they could stop at this location and repose the same Scene with a passenger train as the 1952 view?
 
Just a thought?
 
A Big GE in the Heritage Scheme would be acceptable?
 
 
This, Also???
 
 
Another Scenic View to the West approaching the Divide.
 
 
Awful place when the Winds of Winter blow thru.
 
CPR Yard, Crowsnest. Elevation 4454 Ft.
 
Slope w trees beyond GP9 is in Alberta.
 
 
 
FWIW.
 
 
Quite the Place, The Crow.

Thank You.

Great news about the wildlife corridor.  The overpasses and fencing along Highway 1 in Banff National Park work quite well. 

The Crowsnest is a beautiful place.  The prairie turns into mountains very quickly in southern Alberta.  All those old mining ghost towns, some still hanging on.  And the ghost of Frank, where many more died than at Hope, but in the same manner. 

CP should have done a few of their GP20C-ECO rebuilds in old switcher schemes. 

Glad you liked the photos of 9000.

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:50 PM

Good Idea.

 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, January 20, 2020 3:14 AM
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Posted by NDG on Monday, January 20, 2020 11:22 AM

 

Auxiliary Tender.
 
Currently on ebay.
 
A good view of a locomotive with an Auxiliary Tender, 1959.
 
 
 
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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:29 PM

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I remember reading about the Princess Sophia disaster in school.  If I recall correctly, the only survivor was a dog, who was found on a nearby beach several days after the sinking. 

I think some bodies were found onshore in positions that indicated they had gotten out of the water alive, only to die of further exposure and hypothermia.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:31 PM

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:40 PM

Dominion Atlantic steam in colour:

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:07 PM
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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:01 PM

 

FYI.
 
Crushed in the Ice.
 
When I was small, before the Seaway, we used to go to Lachine Wharf to watch Canallers pass up and down thru Lac St. Louis.
 
 
At one time there was a Ferry at this location, just above the Lachine Rapids which connected with the South Shore and on South by rail to New York State by way of Hemmingford, Quebec and Moores, New York where they crossed the Rutland, and on South.
 
Steel lifted c. 1888 from St. Isadore Jct. North to St. Lawrence River after GTR Victoria Bridge open.
 
 
The section South from Hemmingford to Moores lifted c. 1928., rest remaining in Canada c. 1967.
 
A Diesel Excursion was operated w an A1A 1700 featuring an open gon South to Hemmingford in the early Sixties.
 
Anyway, usually tied up at the Lachine Wharf was Coast Guard Buoy Tender ' Grenville '. rows of buoys lining the dock sans Lanterns, and their anchors,
these having their weights cast into metal.
 
Lachine Wharf. Looking up L. St. Louis. Taller Range Light behind camera.
 
 
CCGS Grenville. 1915.
 
 
 
 
 
Something to look forward to on a visit to watch ships.
 
All good things come to an end.
 
Dragged downstream by ice.
 
Against Bridge. Beauharnois Power Canal.
 
 
Beauharnois Power Canal. The Central Crossed the Power Canal, Twice.
 
 
 
Blacks Bridge. Lachine Canal.
 
Note handy ramp at downstream end of swing bridge to allow vehicles, etc. to be moved to centre island btwn locks using bridge. Towers CNR Double Lift Bridge beyond dismantled 1967.
 
 
M&SC used Blacks Bridge. Fascinating to watch trolley wire disconnect when bridge was to be swung.
 
 
Lovely M&SC View. Heading for Blacks Bridge and South Shore. ( East End )
 
 
Blacks Bridge once here.
 
 
From this site.
 
 
It was fun to be a kid back then.
 
Mais?
 

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:18 PM

Interesting story on the Grenville, there.

Wonder if she did the bouys through the Thousand Islands.  Of course, at the time she sunk, my knowledge of where I live now was nil.

These days those duties are handled by the soon-to-be-replaced Robinson Bay and a barge.  I can drive over to Clayton, though, and see the bouys lined up on the waterfront pier.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:11 AM

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:55 AM
Thank You for Posting that!
 
A Great Train.
 
A Great Country.
 
Canadian Pacific Spans the World.
 
 
Canadian Pacific Spanned a Lifetime.
 
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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:38 PM
FYI.
 
Lost in Middle America. ( LIMA )
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:29 PM

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FYI.
 
Lost in Middle America. ( LIMA )
 
 

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The bigger question, since that was filmed in 1999 - what has happened in the ensuing 20 years????

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:50 PM

 

Article. Demise of Streetcars.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Friday, January 31, 2020 11:27 PM

 

FYI.
 
CPR Steam Locomotives Scrapped 1961. Pg. 31.
 
 
CPR High Level Bridge. Edmonton. Streetcars.
 
https://www.exporail.org/can_rail/Canadian%20Rail_no381_1984.pdf
 
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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:44 PM

It's the rainy season in the Fraser Canyon.

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