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Posted by cx500 on Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:01 AM

Many thanks for solving the mystery.  We could not come up with any location in Canada, on any railroad, that came even close to matching that postcard claiming to be "along  the CPR line".

John

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, December 24, 2022 11:52 AM

 

I also was sure the location was NOT on the CPR, nor in Canada.
 

 

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Posted by NDG on Friday, February 24, 2023 6:03 PM

FYI.

Commission of Inquiry, Hinton Train Collision.
 
With Photos.
 
Foisy Report.
 
 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, February 25, 2023 6:13 PM

Didn't think much of that 'railroader culture', did he?

Is he on record anywhere commenting on EHH?

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:06 PM

Overmod
Didn't think much of that 'railroader culture', did he?

Is he on record anywhere commenting on EHH?

Was EHH leading CN in 1986?  I don't think so.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, February 27, 2023 10:33 AM

BaltACD
Was EHH leading CN in 1986?  I don't think so.

Of course not.  The question is whether Foisy is on record commenting on EHH or his desired culture.

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:23 AM
Old Interlocking, Serbia.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:31 AM

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:35 PM
End of Tokens on TTC.
 
 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, March 25, 2023 3:31 PM

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End of Tokens on TTC.

Too many advantages to newer systems of fare collection.

Now watch the explosion of 'collector' tokens for sale on eBay at inflated prices!  (Perhaps TTC should get in early...?)

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, March 25, 2023 5:21 PM

I can make purchases using my smart watch (although I haven't set that up yet). 

An app for fares can't be far behind. 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, April 2, 2023 8:54 PM
In Transit?
 
Opinions, S.V.P.
 
 
Suggest this Baldwin is In Transit, Dead, Drained?,  From the Baldwin Works
 near Philadelphia to it's new home at American Steel and Wire.
 
 
Headlight covered against Smashage, And Fireman's, if that is still the term,
door in Plywood.
 
Radiator covered.
 
The Ell Pipe in lieu of window may well be a Chimney for a Heater
for a Locomotive Messenger riding with locomotive as new who would
check Bearings etc. for Heating or other problems at stops for water,
Crew Changes, and guard against vandalism en route.
 

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, April 2, 2023 10:14 PM

NDG
Suggest this Baldwin is In Transit, Dead, Drained?,  From the Baldwin Works  near Philadelphia to it's new home at American Steel and Wire.  

Dead, most likely.  I don't see any MU receptacles.  Drained - probably depends on the time of year, although the chimney coming from the cab might well suggest it's cold outside.  The plywood was likely a temporary replacement for the regular door so the chimney could be run.  Looks like a box of spare parts (?) on the front running board.

The Wikipedia listing for Baldwin shows American Steel and Wire receiving a DS-4-4-750, but lists the road number as 20.  It would have been built between 1949 and 1951.  I can't make out the builder's number on the running board.

ASW redirects to Birmingham Steel, suggesting that the locomotive was headed for Alabama?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, April 3, 2023 10:16 AM

Lack of MU on a switcher was not that unusual at the time, especially on a steel mill switcher.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, April 3, 2023 10:19 AM

Locomotive is likely photographed at Eddystone, readied to be run with the typical messenger on board to... wherever the original customer plant was located.

Extremely valuable in showing how a locomotive to be shipped this way, on those trucks and bearings, would have been fitted out for the trip.

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:26 PM

 

Safety First!
 
A note to Railfans out taking Photos in the Great White North.
 
 
Other Locations in the West.
 

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Posted by NDG on Friday, April 28, 2023 1:07 PM

 

SS Keewatin moving to Lake Ontario.
 
 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, April 28, 2023 1:53 PM

Aside from the stack, the boat has a distinct resemblance to the SS North American and SS South American of the Georgian Bay Line.

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, April 30, 2023 10:01 PM

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SS Keewatin moving to Lake Ontario.

According to a Canadian friend who is familiar with the effort, she's going to Hamilton first, then to Kingston.  But I can't find her at all on the marine traffic sites...

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-78.5/centery:43.5/zoom:10

Short jaunt for me if I decide to go see her.

 

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Monday, May 1, 2023 1:25 AM

She's a dead ship that hasn't been in service since 1965. The marine 'Automatic Identification System' (AIS) that tracking sites rely upon is an innovation from the 1990's and 2000's. You needed to be looking up one of the two tug's if you wanted to track her.

The McKeil Marine tug Molly M1 was towing her while the tug Manitou handled the stern assist from Port Huron to the lower Detroit River, with the Vigilant 1 taking over stern duties the rest of the way to the Heddle Marine shipyard at Hamilton, ON where she's to be drydocked.

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:379808/mmsi:316001096/imo:5118838/vessel:MOLLY_M_I

She should head to Kingston this Fall. Hopefully she'll find it to be a good home and not end up being evicted like the museum ship CCGS Alexander Henry was a few years ago...

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, May 1, 2023 1:31 PM

Leo_Ames
You needed to be looking up one of the two tug's if you wanted to track her.

I was...  The posts on FB were from several days ago, so it was anyone's guess where the assemblage actually was.

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Posted by rixflix on Monday, May 1, 2023 8:48 PM

Found Molly M1 in Hamilton on vesselfinder.com with a nice photo of the three vessels arriving.

Rick

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, May 1, 2023 11:06 PM

rixflix

Found Molly M1 in Hamilton on vesselfinder.com with a nice photo of the three vessels arriving.

Rick

The tug is still in Hamilton as I write this.

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 10:41 PM

Sorry about assuming you were looking up the ship herself instead of one of the towing tugs.

There's AIS deadzones where coverage is poor. Maybe the tow was transiting through an area where they disappeared off MarineTraffic.com or such until getting in range of a VHF AIS transceiver.

About the only tool available in such instances is to hope that another tracking site like https://ais.boatnerd.com/ is picking up what you're looking for. If you didn't try that and ever are following something in the future and encounter the same issue, it often works out for me to change over to a different tracking source.

I hope I'll be able to catch a glimpse of the tow from the Tibbetts Point lighthouse this Fall, since I don't go to Canada anymore. I'm tired of being hauled in and searched every time I enter Canada. Squeeky clean record, but some sort of mistake is in their database that apparently has me redflagged for extra scrutiny every visit (or being honest and telling them I'm railfanning or ship watching put me on some list).

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 6:57 AM

Leo_Ames
Sorry about assuming you were looking up the ship herself instead of one of the towing tugs.

I'm not offended in the least - sometimes stuff like that is useful to remind one of a forgotten resource.  I do use Boatnerd from time to time as well.  There's another AIS site that is focused on the Lake Huron area, too.

Not sure she'll be visible from Tibbetts Point.

I may come home from Michigan through Ontario this year.  Been skipping that for the past few years, opting to stay south of Lake Erie...

 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 8, 2023 1:21 PM

 

 

Tragedy.
 

 

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:30 AM
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Posted by NDG on Saturday, May 13, 2023 11:52 AM
China at CPR's Last Spike??

 
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Posted by NDG on Saturday, May 13, 2023 7:52 PM
Nice View CNR 9001 on ebay.
 
Noted pointed ends on roof as per F3.
 
 
 
 
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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:28 AM

More CP OP Power on ebay.

 

 

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