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Posted by NDG on Monday, August 14, 2023 9:28 PM

Can Always Hope??

Quite Attractive.  On ebay.
 
 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, August 14, 2023 11:01 PM

That scheme does adapt quite well to modern safety cab units.

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 6:38 PM

 

75 Year Brill Trolley Bus, Vancouver

 

 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, August 27, 2023 1:37 AM

The Canadian TSB has released their report on a locomotive fire in the Kootenay region a couple years ago.  As usual GE = Generally Exploded and Guaranteed Employment (for mechanics)........

https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/2021/r21v0144/r21v0144.html

 

 

Meanwhile the far north end of the Great Slave Lake Railway is about to go up in flames. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hay-river-wildfire-update-nwt-august-26-2023-1.6948781

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, August 27, 2023 6:56 AM

Why did I know I was going to be reading about something by GE before I clicked on that link? Wink

Note the repair history.  The report noted over 60% of the power assemblies had needed attention by 50% of the expected overhaul interval...

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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, August 27, 2023 3:14 PM

NDG, further to our conversation about power in the Canadian north, it appears that Yellowknife is supplied by local hydro dams and also has a large backup diesel plant.  (link opens as a PDF)

https://registry.mvlwb.ca/Documents/MV2019L1-0001/MV2019L1-0001%20-%20NTPC%20-%20Jackfish-%20Operations%20Maintenance%20and%20Surveillance%20Manual%20-%20Feb26_21.pdf

In locomotive terms the Jackfish diesel plant contains four SD45s, two MK5000s, several NRE gensets (or perhaps a Siemens Charger if you bolted all the QSKs together a-la Detroit) and something British. 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, August 27, 2023 10:27 PM

 

Montreal Locomotive Work's  First Diesels??    Ad from ebay.
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by NDG on Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:00 PM

 

Rio Grande  Wreck, Troublesome, 1956.

 
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:08 PM

 

Trompe. Compressed Air from Falling Water.
 
Learned about this  Plant on film on CBC TV back in the Fifties, and was suitably impressed!!
 
 
 
 

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:59 PM

The magic of physics.  Kinda like air conditioning railroad cars using steam.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:35 PM

Did they ever track down the kimberlite pipe in Cobalt that the enormous diamond came from?

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Posted by NDG on Friday, September 29, 2023 12:46 AM

 FWIW.

Steam Locomotive With Hand Brake on Tender.
 
At time 1:30 Hand Brake on Steam Locomotive Tender.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, October 1, 2023 7:35 AM

 

Snow, Montreal
 
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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 2:00 PM

 

CP 3512, Slocan Lake.
 
Recent News.
 
 

 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, October 7, 2023 4:45 AM

O.T.

 

Might be of Interest.

 

 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, October 7, 2023 2:08 PM
Fiery Truck Crash blocks CNR Main Line near Spences Bridge, B C.   
 
 
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Posted by NDG on Monday, October 9, 2023 11:44 AM

 

CP 3512 Slocan Lake Screening For 100th.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Friday, October 13, 2023 1:09 PM

 

The End of Time.
 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, October 13, 2023 1:38 PM

Heartbreaking, in a way, even if the reasons for it are completely sensible.  It could have been retained, like the speaking clock, for its nostalgia value -- how much airtime or spectrum bandwidth did it use?

Admittedly, even after all these years, I'm still a bit upset that the time signal injected into the GPS system 'for everyone to use free' represents a far better continuous time reference than anything previously available to railroad time services.  (In fact I still think it's amazing that the time signal has to be corrected both for relativity and the effects of lower gravity... and that the corrections are in opposite directions!)

I spent a great deal of time and trouble designing a spring-wound railroad watch that would be precise to within 5 seconds a year.  Guess what?  Don't need it any more (at least if I can see the sky with my $2.42 32-channel GPS core that runs on millivolts and microamps...)

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, October 13, 2023 2:16 PM

I have an app on all of my computers that pulls time from a variety of sources (but not GPS) to keep my computers within milliseconds of the actual time.

This became necessary when I started using my laptop for digital amateur radio contacts (JT65) as the transmit and receive signals are time sensitive.  I eventually put the app on all of my computers.

OTOH, I bought a "heads up" speedometer for my truck that pulls in GPS to compute my speed, and it displays GPS time as well.  Pretty cool, actually.  Shows my direction of travel, but only to the cardinal and ordinal points.

A trunked radio system I administered included a GPS antenna for system time.

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Posted by NDG on Friday, November 3, 2023 2:38 PM

 

Incredible.
 
FYI. 
 
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 5:33 PM

 

FYI.
 
Happy Craigellachie Day!
 

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 7:26 PM
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 8:06 PM

NDG
Incredible.
 
FYI. 
 

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, November 19, 2023 2:44 PM
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Posted by NDG on Sunday, November 19, 2023 10:53 PM

 

The Building of a Transcontinental Railway 1910.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, December 18, 2023 8:45 PM

 

Going, Going, Gone.
 
Images on Internet today of CP 8554 being dismantled by shears on a Backhoe.
 
Was Operational when retired as all CPR CLC 1600 HP B-B Retired en Masse, March 1975.
 
Had S/G and Water Saddle Tanks. S/G later removed.
 
CP 8554 and CP 8555 Operated with Rad end as Front until
Retired. Other Rad as Front H-16s converted to Short Hood Front
 
 
 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 3:56 PM
It's true. Too late now. The final end to a long sad story of missed opportunities.

8554 was moved on its own wheels in a regular freight train as recently as 2011. There also used to be a bunch of other historic equipment stored at the same site, and it was all moved to the nearby Aspen Crossing tourist railway a few years ago. Too bad the three FM units couldn't have been 'piggybacked' onto the same special move. CP more recently removed Aspen Crossing's switch off the Aldersyde Sub, complicating any effort to move these by rail.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3813727

https://www.bigdoer.com/37366/old-thing ... ollection/

It had been clear for years now that the abandoned Mazeppa gas plant site was not going to be a long term storage location for any rail equipment. The plant has been demolished and the area reduced back to bare farmland. The rail spur was the only thing left, and it seems the site's new owner wanted to finish clearing everything out.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.4068321

https://boereport.com/2018/09/06/mazepp ... t-salvage/

A few photos of 8554 being cut up are in the next post.  The two others await their turn.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 7:38 PM

http://www.rypn.org/forums/download/file.php?id=24730&mode=view

http://www.rypn.org/forums/download/file.php?id=24729&mode=view

http://www.rypn.org/forums/download/file.php?id=24731&mode=view

http://www.rypn.org/forums/download/file.php?id=24732&mode=view

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 7:05 PM

 

Turpentine.
 
May be of Interest?
 
 

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