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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 11:37 AM
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Posted by NDG on Thursday, January 4, 2024 11:47 AM

Having Difficulties accessing Trains Forum the last few days.

 

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, January 4, 2024 11:50 AM

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Having Difficulties accessing Trains Forum the last few days.

As have we all.  See the "504" thread.

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, January 4, 2024 12:18 PM

It was asked as to which areas were affected.

Now we know more.

 A story.

Ran the LV EMC Switcher out of Thendara for a day aeons ago.

The Central RS3 was there, but not in use yet.

Acquired a Westinghouse Single Note horn from Scrap.

Possibly from c. 1950 CPR F or MLW Unit  then to Spreader c. 1952.

A few early CPR GP-7s had Honker Horns on side short hood.

When CPR decided on Standard 3-note Horns, the Single Note Honkers Cascaded down to MoW Equipments such as Plows and Spreaders which were not Horned prior.

The Horn was destined for the Central RS3 at Thendara I was told.

Horn of type as shown here.

http://www.trainweb.org/cprdieselroster/Roster%20Archive/CP%204000/CP%204016-1.htm 

 

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, January 4, 2024 3:53 PM

That would be the SW1 that is now numbered NYC 705.  I've run her a number of times.

NYC 8223 actually has two "honkers," one on each end of the cab.  Just pull the rope for the direction you're travelling.  Hopefully some legal issues will be resolved soon and the old girl will be back in service.

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, January 4, 2024 6:23 PM

Thendara is a LOVELY Place!!

NYC Power was eclectic.

Many of their RS3s had a MR on top of hood ahead of Cab.

Some NYC had Air Whistles.

c. 1950 We went to NYC on NYC. Still Steam.

First DSG explained so much to young inquiring minds as most of contents rapidly disappering.

Lots to see. Most of it gone.

 

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, January 4, 2024 7:36 PM

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Some NYC had Air Whistles.

We ran a Hancock on our locomotive in Lake Placid service for a number of years.  Used mostly in the villages, until FRA said it wasn't loud enough.

One of the first days using the horn instead of the air whistle (it had both) a mother brought her young daughter trackside to watch the train go by, as they did almost every day.  Wasn't happy when the horn scared the daylights out of her daughter.

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Posted by NDG on Friday, January 5, 2024 2:12 PM
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Posted by NDG on Sunday, January 14, 2024 5:24 AM
A Nice View of CP 5900.
 
 
 
CPR Windsor Station, Montreal.
 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, January 15, 2024 1:46 PM
CPR had a whistle in Montreal. 
 
 
People have asked where it is/was.
 
It can be seen here, leaking steam to keep it warm,
 above the MLW RS18 Diesel just to right of Water Standpipe.
 
 
 
Steam had about a year to go, here.
 
The Power Plant once burned Coal on Chain Link Stokers and 
was used to Pre Steam Locomotives inside the Roundhouse
 and other duties.
 
Converted to Oil.  Brick Stack shortened, then removed.
 
Not the same.
 
Nothing is.
 
 
Roundhouse, et. al.
 
 
 
Power Plant.
 
 
 
Rear View.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 11:01 AM
Bent Frame.
 
The end of CP 4054. January 1967.
 
 
 
 
CN 9344 Acquired to Rebuild CP 4054.  CP 0gden Shops.
 
 
 
 
For the Modeller.
 
This Unit has Replacement D/B Hatch from Older CN 9300-05..
 
Had the CP Rebuild been completed a CPR A Unit may have received
Front MU? 
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 6:06 PM
A photo I have not seen before.
 
Eastbound above TWIN road tunnels Hwy 3  East end Greenwood.
 
 
Second Road Tunnel built later.  Now Removed.
 
 
CP 4105  ( Along w CP 4104 ) had Lift Rings on Pilot Beam and it carried it's
S/G and Water Tank until Scrapped.
 
CP 4056 carried it's S/G and Water Tank until Scrapped.
 
More.  Use Arrows.
 
 
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Posted by NDG on Thursday, February 1, 2024 6:14 PM

 

The Bridge is Still There.
 
Another photo.
 
Engineer has just opened Throttle for long pull East thru  Farron, once a
Helper Point, Bulldog Tunnel ( 2990 ft )  then down to Castlegar on the
Columbia and Kootenay Rivers.
 
 
Now a Hiking Trail near Cascade, BC
 
 
US Border about 1 Mile South.
 
Note outline of Wye South of roadbed centre of photo.
 
 
 
 

 Extra 4105 East @ Cascade.  Three Builders.

 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, February 19, 2024 12:18 AM
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Posted by Overmod on Monday, February 19, 2024 9:40 AM

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Rear End Collision.     https://globalnews.ca/news/10302251/train-derailment-revelstoke-2-injured/  

That's only one of them.  Derailment near Field, apparently while one train was passing another in siding.  Undisclosed severity, other than to say 'all the cars involved remained upright'.

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:53 PM
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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 7:45 PM

Saw a story about a driver in the Netherlands, which apparently loves its speed bumps.  

So the story went, a fellow in a larger vehicle was being tailgated by a driver in a low slung sports car.  Driver of larger vehicle knew that there were gaps put in the speed bumps specifically to allow busses to pass without bouncing the passengers around.  Cars had to run at least one side of their wheels over the bumps.

First driver knew such a bump was coming up, and that he could pass through unmolested.

Tailgater would not be so lucky.

First driver got right up to speed and zipped through.  Driver of sports car bounced off the roof of his car.  And thereafter kept his distance...

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 8:28 PM

tree68
Saw a story about a driver in the Netherlands, which apparently loves its speed bumps.  

So the story went, a fellow in a larger vehicle was being tailgated by a driver in a low slung sports car.  Driver of larger vehicle knew that there were gaps put in the speed bumps specifically to allow busses to pass without bouncing the passengers around.  Cars had to run at least one side of their wheels over the bumps.

First driver knew such a bump was coming up, and that he could pass through unmolested.

Tailgater would not be so lucky.

First driver got right up to speed and zipped through.  Driver of sports car bounced off the roof of his car.  And thereafter kept his distance...

Must not have had his seat belt fastened.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, March 7, 2024 10:31 AM

 

CN 1521.
 
Scrap Line.
 
This one made it.
 
Belpaire Firebox. 
 
 
 
 
We were there, not in photo.
 
Over 100 Locomotives.


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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, March 7, 2024 1:55 PM

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CN 1521. 
Scrap Line.
 
This one made it.
 
Belpaire Firebox. 
 
 
 
 
We were there, not in photo.
 
Over 100 Locomotives.
 
Thank You.

Brakeman looks very young!

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:53 PM

" Never too YOUNG to have a happy Childhood. "

 
Same Location. 
 
 
CN 89 to right.
 
Both Preserved.
 
But, CN 46 was not so lucky
 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, March 8, 2024 9:53 AM

Definitely not a Hudson, perhaps it's a Baltic?

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, March 8, 2024 12:12 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH
Definitely not a Hudson, perhaps it's a Baltic?

Technically, because it has a pin-guided truck at both ends, it's a Baltic by convention.

As you probably know, the 'name' conventions for wheel arrangement predate the Whyte system.  I am not familiar with names for tank-engine configurations other than generic terms like Forney.  That engine is a Ten-Wheeler with a tank that has a two-axle truck under it.

A special case, where the guiding from the two trucks is important, would be the German bidirectional high-speed engines (one of which was rebuilt into 18 201).  Those are 4-6-4T and 4-6-6T.  Unfortunately we've lost most if not all our European specialists, so I don't know if the former would be called a Baltic or not.  Did B&A have a type name for their 4-6-6Ts?

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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, March 8, 2024 2:18 PM

CN referred to their commuter tank engines as the "Suburban type".

http://www.cwrailway.ca/cnrha.ca/CN%20steam%20drawings/x%20class/x-10-a.jpg

The class X-10-a 4-6-4T engines were superheated and lasted until the very end of CN steam, 49 was actually the last steam locomotive to be overhauled at Point St Charles, sharing the shop floor with diesels in 1957.  But they were not the only 'road' tank engines CN owned.  There were a few old Grand Trunk 4-4-2T's that survived after the CN merger, the final one being scrapped in 1931 after spending its later years on the short Thousand Islands Railway.

http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cnr_steam2/49.htm

http://www.cwrailway.ca/cnrha.ca/CN%20steam%20drawings/x%20class/x-9-a.jpg

http://www.cwrailway.ca/cnrha.ca/CN%20steam%20drawings/x%20class/x-8-a.jpg

https://www.steamlocomotive.com/locobase.php?country=Canada&wheel=4-4-2&railroad=cnr#6617

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:10 AM
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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, March 16, 2024 9:19 AM

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Black smoke would indicate petroleum involvement - I think.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, March 16, 2024 9:31 AM

That looks like typical building-fire dark smoke to me.  Oil fire would be lavish inky carbon black shot with hot-carbon orange.

I presume the superstructure never had that lemon-oiled wood paneling that has caused many disastrously-progressing fires on liners...

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Posted by NKP guy on Saturday, March 16, 2024 9:43 AM

Five photos & some commentary on the fire:

https://www.starbeacon.com/news/large-crowds-drawn-to-watch-ship-fire-in-ashtabula-harbor/article_96bc25b4-e2ff-11ee-9781-93dd2f347cbf.html

Ironic that the Cuyahoga caught fire...again. Rather like its namesake.

Very sad to see an old ore boat destroyed by fire. Ashtabula is where I boarded the Str. Reiss Brothers in 1967 for a summer as a deckhand.

 

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