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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:53 AM
Ventilation Shaft CNR Mount Royal Tunnel.
 
Much has been written about Canadian Northern/CNR 's Mount Royal Tunnel.
 
 
 
 
 
And So On.
 
Not often visited is the Surface Ventilation Shaft  Building.
 
 
 
Ventilation Shaft  Building appears in this 1947 image at Top Left under Numbers 12 - 27.
 
Approx. 20 x 20 structure to left of larger building on Corner.
 
 
Was guarded by Sentry during War.
 
 
Triangle w Curved Side.  New Construction now to East.
 
 
Tunnel Exit. North End. 1947. CPR Double Track, Above.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Friday, May 13, 2022 3:13 PM
Ripple Rock. 1958.
 
OT.
 
For M.M.
 
 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:31 AM

Have to love the late-Fifties sci-fi B-movie introduction!

Interesting to compare this with the recent 'Not a Boring Competition' for rapid tunnelling methods...

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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 16, 2022 1:54 PM
Streetcar Track Puller.
 
When the end came for streetcars the rails were often left in
place, and paved over.
 
Other times they were extracted from streets and taken away
for scrap.
 
Many methods were devised to remove the rails.
 
Here is one used in Verdun, Montreal utilizing a large
Hydraulic Cylinder and a Internal Combustion power plant.
 
 
Same location on Google.
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, May 16, 2022 7:07 PM

NDG
Streetcar Track Puller. 
When the end came for streetcars the rails were often left in
place, and paved over.
 
Other times they were extracted from streets and taken away
for scrap.
 
Many methods were devised to remove the rails.
 
Here is one used in Verdun, Montreal utilizing a large
Hydraulic Cylinder and a Internal Combustion power plant.
 
 
Same location on Google.
 

Thank You.

B&O in Baltimore had tracks laid in the middle of Pratt Street as well as Key Highway out of Locust Point Yard North to downtown and ultimately continuing East on Pratt Street.  In the early 1970's it was not uncommon to see two B&O yard jobs working various customers on Pratt Street - the engine from Locust Point handled the water side customers, the other engine from Mt. Clare andled the land side customers.  Service was stopped about 1976-77 when the Harbor Place redevelopment was started.  At that time the rails stayed in the roadways.

One cold, rainy morning during rush hour, a rail broke out of the street on Pratt Street and speared a automobile, killing its unfortunate driver.  After that it was a rush program to get the rails pulled out of Pratt Street.  Tracks stayed in Key Highway until the middle 1980's when McCormick (the spice people) closed their Key Highway facility and moved to Hunt Valley in suburban Baltimore County; the Key Highway facility was actively switched until it was closed - then the rails were taken up.

 

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 16, 2022 10:03 PM
Streetcar Track Remnants.
 
As Mr. ACD points out most large cities have Streetcar
 and Interurban, let alone Wharfand Freight Remnants to
 Refrigerated Warehouses and such buried away to
 reappear decades after.
 
Here is what might be an interesting link in the city 
of Vancouver, B C.
 
 
 another in Nelson, B C.
 
 
 
And Steam in Kamloops.
 
 
 
From this Site.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:28 PM
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Posted by NDG on Sunday, May 22, 2022 2:19 PM
Small Town Find!
 
Behind a a Service Station where I rarely go, even on a 4-8-2 Bike,
I found an Air Dispenser that does NOT take Coins and dispenses AIR,
( albeit at High Pressure ) for FREE!
 
Thank You.
 
BTW.
 
1991 Norco Bigfoot.
 
Bike I still use, altho' Biopace Chain Ring is long worn out and gone, at least Twice.
 

https://www.mtbr.com/media/1991-norco-bigfoot.1493649/

 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:51 PM

I liked the Biopace chain rings.  Then again, I never 'split' with them... just stayed on one ring and twiddled the front derailleur a bit the relieve the 'scrooping' as I got to one edge of the rear cluster or the other...

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:44 PM

Thank You, Sir!

I learned to drive a bike in Montreal and am not afraid of traffic.

Biggest fear are cars, and logging trucks w logs sticking out.

Many do not know Road Rules.

Street Car Tracks and Rain.

Did not know there was a term for that ' Crowding ' or what ever, went eight miles today, weather cool. Mr. Kat dozed, I think.

Usually drive Gears and Chain until teeth wear so much the chain skips when pedalling hard.

One day I was in traffic at speed  and decided to use Left Turn Hand Signal to alert motorist On Block I was Turning Left.

 Left Arm Horizontal out like Semaphore as per the Road Rules for Left Turn.

Lady approaching thought I ' Put the Board On' Her, Slammed on the Brakes and just by great luck averted a BIG Tail End crash in HER Lane.

By using a Bike calculate I have SAVED over $60,000 since I sold my Car.

Gasoline $1.99 C/Litre, Diesel $2.12 C/Litre. Don't know what it is @ Commercial Truck Card Locks.

Have NOT driven a Motor Vehicle for 3 1/2 Years.

Still have Air Ticket for Trucks, and for Motorcycle but banned from Driving at Night re vision.

 

Anyway.

 

Bears out, Lilacs bloomed this morning.

 

Thank You.

 

 

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:01 PM
Too Quiet.
 
Riding around on my 4-8-2 Bike today Idly wondering why there have been
FEW TRAINS for two days..
 
Then remembered this big mess East of the Divide about 170 miles to the East.
 
 
 
Sure quiet in a Rwy. Town when most of the Jobs and the Yard Engine are gone.
 
Turntable and part of Roundhouse still here.
 
Three 3 Cranes, two in Storage incl 250-Ton w 12-wheel Depressed Centre  Flat.
 
 
Sad.
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, May 26, 2022 3:59 PM

NDG
Too Quiet.
 
Riding around on my 4-8-2 Bike today Idly wondering why there have been
FEW TRAINS for two days..
 
Then remembered this big mess East of the Divide about 170 miles to the East.
 
 

Should be a well fertilized roadbed for a short span.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:24 PM
 
 
 
You Bet!
 
Probably trucks lined up at right angles loading up, too.
 
FYI.
 
80 Year Land Mark Gone.
 
This Telephone Pole set in 1942 now replaced.
 
From the pre-Dial days of Open Wire and Magnetos.
 
 
Note weather-worn top.
 
Ety Potash Train went East.
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, May 28, 2022 6:58 AM
Rare Diesel on ebay.
 
 
 
CLC-F-M H-10-64. CN 1615 CRG-12b  CLC 1951.
 
Passenger Train P E I.
 
One of Three with S/G 1615-17. No MU.
 
Note LOWER Journal on Idler Axle.
 
This Class was used to Dieselize much of Montreal and Southern Counties. Electric.
 
 
 
One was wrecked, One was to be Preserved, but Scrapping had begun.
 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, May 30, 2022 2:39 AM

The littlest Train Master?

The A1A GMD1s also had smaller wheels on their centre idler axles.

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 30, 2022 6:26 AM
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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 30, 2022 11:26 AM
A Near Thing.
 
 

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, May 30, 2022 6:48 PM

NDG
A Near Thing.

Worst part is that they probably bragged about it to their friends - after they changed their shorts...

LarryWhistling
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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 30, 2022 8:02 PM
FWIW
 
Writ Large.
 
Station Names were written large back in the day in the event an aeroplane became lost and it's Pilot
had to reorient himself.
 
 
More historic images, here.
 
 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:11 AM

Actually we had a large building  that had painted white a large arrow with airport name also white and mileage 12-1/2 miles.

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:48 AM
Outremont Arrow.
 
Yes!
 
Brought to mind Arrow and Name atop Gas Holder 
( judging by shadow of Cage, a Rising/Falling version )
in Outremont ( Montreal ) a similar identifier. C. 1947.
 
CPR Roundhouse adjacent.
 
 
Google.
 


 
 
North End Cartierville Airfield. c. 1947
 
Canadair Works, Bottom of Photo.
 
 
CNR Electric Left Right, Top Val Royal Station.
 
Montreal Tramways Cartierville 17 beneath CNR Top Right.
 Streetcar Facing North Bois Franc Road. 
 
Tramways Spur to Aircraft Factories on Bois Franc Road.
 
Streetcar traveling West to Aircraft Plants Bois Franc Rd. C. 1959.
 
 
Thank You.
 

 

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, June 3, 2022 9:56 PM

blue streak 1

Actually we had a large building  that had painted white a large arrow with airport name also white and mileage 12-1/2 miles.

Unless you're that guy that painted "Welcome to [can't remember the place]" on his roof, except he lives no where near the city he put there...

LarryWhistling
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Everyone goes home; Safety begins with you
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Come ride the rails with me!
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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:22 AM
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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 7:35 PM
Streetcar Interior, Montreal Tramways One Man Car 1653. On ebay.
 
There are not many colour photographs of Streetcar Interiors 
from Montreal Tramways.
 
As can be seen, they were usually bright and airy.
 
The Seats are woven Rattan.
 
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, June 17, 2022 9:20 AM

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, June 17, 2022 4:32 PM

NDG

Other mines used to do the same with electric locomotives, and some had portable catenary stands for track that was regularly moved around in the pits.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/391146/

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/714233/

Edmonton's trolleybuses would climb the hills out of our river valley like they weren't even there.  The GM diesel versions (6-71 Detroit with a 2-speed automatic, what a sound!) were slower but always made it, while some other designs were significantly underpowered and crawled or even stalled on occasion. 

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Friday, June 17, 2022 8:51 PM

How have John Augustus Roebling's suspension bridges (Cincinnati Suspension Bridge, 1867; and the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883) lastd so long with no rusting issues? I believe his cables as I understand them are sealed  in tar and  wrapped with a painted cloth. No rust.

 

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