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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:18 AM

 

Montreal Subway Ventilation.
 
 
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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:42 PM

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Montreal Subway Ventilation.

   I love it when people respect historical architecture and are willing to spend a little extra to preserve it.

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Posted by chutton01 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:33 AM

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Montreal Subway Ventilation.
 
Thank You.
 
Aussi.
 

Looks like this house has joined the team of hidden ventilation shaft buildings, which includes ones in London (I had passed by those false fronts on a trip to London years ago), NYC (Brooklyn is hightlighed in the link), Paris (those fronts I first heard about on the "Tim Traveler" YouTube channel) and likely other such hidden vents in different cities, since a false residental building fits into the streetscape better than a plain brick & concrete structure.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:33 AM

A fun thing about the French-Canadians is that they still represent the 'pur sang' of pre-Revolutionary France... the French having killed off a substantial fraction of their men in WWi and WWII.  It took me a while to realize this.  As you get further and further east and north into Quebec, the women get better and better looking, smart, and witty.  I have no difficulty with their preserving... well, their colonial French.  Not for them the ridiculous rephrasing of the diphthong -oi- post-Revolution, "to follow the spelling" which was erratically derived from the pronunciation at about the same time they were introducing decimal time, calculating distance as a forty-millionth of an erroneous measurement of the earth's circumference at Paris, and cutting off each others' heads!  Not for them half the Academie Francaise waiting until the other half went on summer vacation to respell the word for 'onion' to something utterly devoid of historical sense!

I was just a child when de Gaulle tried kissing up to the Canadiens, sending them all sorts of advanced French technology.  You have to see Athabascans in a circle around a DS Citroen trying to figure out how to work on it... when pow! out go six gallons of oil and the thing goes flat in the mud to where nobody can get a jack on it to get to the underside.  Tabar-r-rnac de tabarnacs!

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 3:58 PM

chutton01
NYC

An amateur radio friend worked for NYC transit (power department) for years.  You'd be amazed what's hidden in plain sight around the city.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, November 27, 2022 3:21 PM

Grain handling sure has changed and a number of new 'super elevators' have been built in the last 10 years.  Most have a loop or wye and many have power switches at the entrance.  P&H at Viking, Alberta even has their own diamond.  Some are also now loading at a constant slow speed, just like coal mines.  

Overmod - I don't speak it but I've heard that the Quebec accent and form of speech has retained a lot of older characteristics, to the point where someone from modern France might hear it the same way you and I hear Shakespearian English.  

De Gaulle should have stuffed himself and his "Vive le Quebec libre!" bit where the sun don't shine.  

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, November 27, 2022 4:42 PM

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I can only imagine a 21st Century farmer taking a 1/2 ton pick-up load of grain to the elevator.

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Posted by NDG on Monday, November 28, 2022 11:29 AM
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Posted by rixflix on Monday, November 28, 2022 1:53 PM

My Maman was a WWII war bride. Dad married her in Marseille and they honeymooned on the Cote d'Azur using a borrowed jeep. When our Quebecois friends tried to converse with her she found it nearly impossible to understand.

Sometimes I need closed captioning to understand British You Tube narrators.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, November 28, 2022 4:20 PM

rixflix

Sometimes I need closed captioning to understand British You Tube narrators.

Rick    

 
British English isn't that hard to figure out.  Of course, I have spent lots of time in close proximity to a rugby ball and go to the BBC's website for my world news.
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Posted by tree68 on Monday, November 28, 2022 6:52 PM

rixflix
Sometimes I need closed captioning to understand British You Tube narrators.

I remember an anecdote from a while back concerning a "furiner" saying that Americans (ie, US) only know one language.

The retort was that "I speak a pretty good Brooklyn, my Texas isn't bad, and neither is my Carolina..."

I remember seeing a book when visiting my ex's home - "How to Speak New Hampsha..."

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Posted by Backshop on Monday, November 28, 2022 7:01 PM

SD70Dude
    

De Gaulle should have stuffed himself and his "Vive le Quebec libre!" bit where the sun don't shine.  

No room.  He usually had his head there.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 9:39 AM

tree68

 Correct.  One very hot day walking on one of the avenues ( 6th? ) east side north of times square an open door had very loud machinery going and fans blowing out hot air.  Was a motor generator set probably for the subway?

 
chutton01
NYC

 

An amateur radio friend worked for NYC transit (power department) for years.  You'd be amazed what's hidden in plain sight around the city.

 

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Posted by NKP guy on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 9:49 AM

tree68
I remember seeing a book when visiting my ex's home - "How to Speak New Hampsha..."

   Ever hear a native Ridge Runner speak authentic Pittsburgese?

  ("Yunz don't wear high hills dahntahn to see the Stillers play!")

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:21 AM

blue streak 1
Correct.  One very hot day walking on one of the avenues ( 6th? ) east side north of times square an open door had very loud machinery going and fans blowing out hot air.  Was a motor generator set probably for the subway?

Most likely.  I've seen videos of firing one of those babies up.  Wow.

They handled a lot of amps.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:42 AM

That sounds much more like ventilation shaft fans than a rotary converter.

Those have all sort of exciting zarks as they come up to speed, but ought to be fairly quiet running.  There was a large motor-generator just at the IRT tunnel exit by 181st St. that was almost silent in operation - a smooth, well-oiled hum of power.

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5:28 PM

 

Where was This Photo Taken? SVP.
 
Several have looked at this ebay image, and know not where it is?
 
 
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Posted by rixflix on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7:53 PM

I found 5300's in Google Bing images. Looks like a CPR class P2(e?) 2-8-2 and would most likely be on that road. Was the class operated system wide or in specific territories?

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 8:01 PM
This JUST CAME IN not two minutes ago!
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> It looks like your photo of the CP 2-8-2 is a Sherbrooke. See photo in link.
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Posted by NDG on Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:37 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, December 1, 2022 6:09 PM

NDG

Evident that Pivot style irrigation isn't used in the area.

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, December 4, 2022 5:06 PM

 

Movie Natty Gann. 1985.
 
 
FWIW.
 
Recently this image of CPR Station, Natal BC Appeared on ebay.
 
Natal station ebay.
 
Caption is wrong.
 
Natal Station, looking WEST.
 
 
 
 
 
Approximate location Natal Stn.
 
 
When Elkview Mine was being constructed there was a temporary spur
 about 2 miles long from Natal Station to location
of Washer Plant above Coal Loading Silos to transport
heavy machinery in.
 
 
Natal was used in Movie Natty Gann when Agent telephones.
 
The Downtown of Coleman was also spruced up for filming.
 
 
The once Tipple and Coke Ovens to right.
 
CP Once ran Coleman - Port Moody Coal Trains from here beginning in Sixties.
 
 
North British Industrial @ Museum, Coleman.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, December 5, 2022 12:33 PM
FYI.
 
Here is CPR Natal as in movie Natty Gann.
 
It's Telegraph Call was Q.
 
Natal
 
 
 
 
 The Road to Right was once Great Northern Rwy. roadbed.
 
Once Roadbed to Washer Plant Spur far Right amongst poles.
 
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Posted by NDG on Friday, December 9, 2022 6:21 PM
An Alco on Shorpy.
 
 
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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, December 15, 2022 8:34 AM

As usual with Shorpy, the image contains some fascinating details.  Note the information on the builder's plate.

Looks to me like the unit might have been in a flood of considerable depth.  How it came to be out in what appear to be mud flats, with those solid rubber tires, might have been an interesting consideration for the underwriters.  I doubt this reflects where the 'cremains' were placed by the insurer after the settlement...

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:05 PM
FYI.
 
After QNSL.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:22 PM
Train Cam, BU BC
 
 
Looking East to Alberta. Cameras to left.
 
 
Often there is a Westbound Train Staged here.
 

CPR Calls this location Crowsnest.

 

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