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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 2:20 PM
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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 10:02 PM
Locomotive 1077 100 years old.
 
 
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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 9:44 AM

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Locomotive 1077 100 years old.

I didn't even know MLW built geared locomotives!  

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 3:24 PM

I tried to post that caption was wrong, but Trains software

would not accept. it.

 

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Forbidden 403.

Has happened before.  

 

Fort Steele Shay Arriving. 1971.
 

https://www.myeastkootenaynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/1077-train-engine-historic-photo-June-19-2023-Fort-Steele.jpg 

 

 

It IS a Shay from Lima brought up from Coast on it's own wheels, Motion Disconnected, and moved over STEEP Temporary Spur to connect w Fort Steele Railway of 1967 which had locomotive Dunrobin for Power. 

 Shay had been reassembled on Arrival at Old Fort Steele Siding on CPR, Steamed, and then moved on it's own power w Train North on CPR Windermere Sub to Temporary Spur on Old Highway.

In consist are Stationary Boiler on Flat Car, Oil Tank Car w Duplex Pump atop for fueling Locomotives, and Caboose ex CPR W Broken Frame, Cupola End. 

Photo 1971.

The Whistle from the Shay is now on Engine 1077.

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 6:24 PM
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Posted by NDG on Sunday, June 25, 2023 12:03 PM
FYI.
 
Montreal has poorest air quality in the world today.
 
 
 
It was once possible to see  Mont St. Hilaire and Mont Bruno from this location .
 
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, June 25, 2023 3:49 PM

NDG
FYI.
 
Montreal has poorest air quality in the world today.
 
 
 
It was once possible to see  Mont St. Hilaire and Mont Bruno from this location .
 
 
 

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And last weekend they hosted the F1 circus and showed it to the world.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:55 PM

NDG

Looks like its coupler is capable of link & pin operation

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, July 20, 2023 2:24 PM
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Posted by NDG on Saturday, July 22, 2023 11:54 AM

 

Connaught Tunnel
 
Originally the Tunnel was Double Track, then Single Tracked in the
 early Sixties to allow passage of taller Autorack Flat Cars and such.
 
This view from ebay shows early Double Track arrangement.
 
Worth noting is that the train is NOT, Repeat, Not running on LEFT track.
 
 
 
 

In later years the Trains ran on the Left track so Engineers could see

down the Centre.

 Provided better visibility..
 
Running on Left w Semaphores.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 9:15 PM

 

O T.
 
Coke Oven Procedures.
 
Might be of interest.
 
 

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Posted by Perry Babin on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 9:29 PM

It's amazing that, with all that's required to make coke (and the associated cost), that any steel is made in the US.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 11:05 PM

Perry Babin

It's amazing that, with all that's required to make coke (and the associated cost), that any steel is made in the US.

We have the ore...

As I write there, there are three ore boats on Lake Superior and two on Lake Michigan headed for the mills of NW Indiana.  And there's one in port at Burns Harbor.  There's also one on Lake St Clair headed for Toledo...

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 11:25 PM

Perry Babin
It's amazing that, with all that's required to make coke (and the associated cost), that any steel is made in the US.

Making steel requires raw materials, ore, coke, limestone assorted other minerals for specific alloys - in quantities that defy simple discription. Boat loads and train loads - one after the other.

North America contains most everything that is necessary to make virtually any alloy of steel a customer desires - the product can be in plates, rolls, wire, coiled sheets - you name it you can get it. 

In its later years, Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point was relying on imported iron ore from Venezuela which is likely one of the reasons Beth Steel ended up going bankrupt.

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Posted by NDG on Friday, July 28, 2023 1:03 PM

 

Steel Town. Youngstown, Ohio. 1944,.
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, July 28, 2023 2:44 PM

NDG
 
Steel Town. Youngstown, Ohio. 1944,. 

Thank You.

During the period of 1967-70 I worked a number of locations on the B&O at Youngstown.  Haselton and Ohio Jct. were permanent tower jobs and I also worked Temporary Train Order Stations at Haselton Yard crossover and Youngstown Depot crossover.  1967-70 -STEEL was still KING in Youngstown.  At Haselton tower, the building backed up against a steel mill, a mill that was serviced by the ERIE. In front of the tower, in addition to the B&O's double main tracks there were tracks owned by the PRR, PLE and ERIE, with the ERIE main tracks being furthest from the tower.  All the railroads had Statutory Stops clear of the sets of crossovers that the ERIE used to move Hot Bottle loads of steel from the mill to a Rolling Mill in Warren, about 11 or so miles West of Haselton.  The ERIE crews did not ask any of the other carriers for 'permission' when they were ready they just started opening up switches and began making their crossover moves over all the other carriers.

Half a mile or so East of the tower at Haselton was Center Street - where all the carriers crossed each other at grade.  Center Stree was staffed by a individual that had the title of Train Director.  The Train Director would give hand signals for which company's trains were to move over the crossing next.  Each carrier responded to different colored lights or flags.  Center Street was not interlocked.

What Google Earth shows of the area today.

https://earth.google.com/web/search/salem,+oh/@41.08128909,-80.61865303,260.20389921a,1677.88037511d,35y,0.00000001h,27.97141705t,-0r/data=CigiJgokCfIfz3LgcDRAEe8fz3LgcDTAGU9Oxe4GhElAIU9Oxe4GhEnA

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, July 30, 2023 3:08 PM

How things have changed, everywhere.

Thank You for the History and details.

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, August 5, 2023 6:16 PM

NDG
 
For The Modeller.
 
CPR Crane ebay.
 
 
Thank You.

Definately home built!

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Posted by Euclid on Sunday, August 6, 2023 7:29 AM

NDG

 

For The Modeller.
 
CPR Crane ebay.
 
 
 

Thank You.

 

The crane has the general look of a manufactured caboose circa 1880.
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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, August 6, 2023 8:17 PM

Euclid
The crane has the general look of a manufactured caboose circa 1880.

Kitbash heaven - a couple of wood side cabeese and some Plastruct shapes and you're there...

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, August 10, 2023 11:03 AM

 

CPR Trestle Fire, Arson. 
 
Poupore Hill, Genelle, B C.
 
M. 8.6 Rossland Sub.
 
China Creek Bridge.
 
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, August 10, 2023 12:29 PM

 

Fifty Years Ago.
 
 
 
CP 5673 5615 on Spokane International at Curzon,
Locomotive Facing East to CP Yahk.
 
 
Looking East, CPR Nelson Sub.  Spokane International to USA in distance
 to Right.
 
 
 
 
Extra 8724  West Passing Wreck Site. August 01, 1973.  USE ARROWS. 
 
CP 5615 on its side behind CP 5673 facing South on Spokane International,
 far right.
 
 
 
 
CP 8724 8556 8555 4065 4053
 
Trailing 4 Units once had S/G. CP 8555 still did when Scrapped.
 
CP 8555 Rad as Front.
 
CP 4053 trailing being handed to Shop at Nelson, Dead.
 

 

 
 

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 11, 2023 7:41 PM

NDG
USE ARROWS.

Were we not just discussing locomotive #10 a few days ago?

Note that shiny 8010 is now just as rare and interesting to see as the Climax...

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, August 12, 2023 1:30 PM

Reply 403 Forbidden.

Thank You??

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, August 12, 2023 1:37 PM
Another View Engine 1077.
 
 
One of these may have been LAST Operating Steam Locomotive in Canada
C. 1970?
 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, August 13, 2023 10:51 AM

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