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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:10 AM

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Black smoke would indicate petroleum involvement - I think.

I'm pretty sure the self-unloading belt is rubber for the most part, which would certainly burn quite black.  

Helped fight a fire in a boat storage facility last night (running our pumper drafting out of the St Lawrence River, well over 100,000 gallons).  Fiberglass burns pretty dirty, too.  The very black smoke could be seen for 20+ miles.

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 8:12 AM
FWIW.
 
When I was young CP 2816 was still in Service,  with others,  and passed the end of our street regularly.
 
CP 2816 can be seen at Time 27:30 in the following Film.
 
 
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Posted by NDG on Friday, March 22, 2024 6:50 PM
  • CP 7005 7006 CLC-FM Demo Set. Nee CLC 7005 7006.
     

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Posted by Backshop on Saturday, March 23, 2024 6:29 AM

tree68

 

 
BaltACD
Black smoke would indicate petroleum involvement - I think.

 

I'm pretty sure the self-unloading belt is rubber for the most part, which would certainly burn quite black.  

Helped fight a fire in a boat storage facility last night (running our pumper drafting out of the St Lawrence River, well over 100,000 gallons).  Fiberglass burns pretty dirty, too.  The very black smoke could be seen for 20+ miles.

 

You are correct. It seems like every loss of a laker involves sloppy welding procedures where the fire then spreads to the unloading conveyor belt, which runs the length of the hold in a tunnel above the keel.

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, March 23, 2024 9:14 AM

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tree68 
BaltACD
Black smoke would indicate petroleum involvement - I think. 

I'm pretty sure the self-unloading belt is rubber for the most part, which would certainly burn quite black.  

Helped fight a fire in a boat storage facility last night (running our pumper drafting out of the St Lawrence River, well over 100,000 gallons).  Fiberglass burns pretty dirty, too.  The very black smoke could be seen for 20+ miles. 

You are correct. It seems like every loss of a laker involves sloppy welding procedures where the fire then spreads to the unloading conveyor belt, which runs the length of the hold in a tunnel above the keel.

Isn't synthetic rubber composed of a lot of petroleum dirived compounds?  Plastics use petroleum in their manufacture.  The fractional distillation of the petroleum refining process has portions of refined petroleum being used in many manufacturing processes that one would not consider petroleum being involved in.

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Saturday, March 23, 2024 12:22 PM

BaltACD

Isn't synthetic rubber composed of a lot of petroleum dirived compounds?  Plastics use petroleum in their manufacture.  The fractional distillation of the petroleum refining process has portions of refined petroleum being used in many manufacturing processes that one would not consider petroleum being involved in.

Syntehetic rubber is indeed composed of petroleum products, espcially if your definition of petroleum includes natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Time-Life Science Library book, Giant Molecules, has good descriptions of the feedstocks for various polymers (i.e. plastics) and was written by someone very well versed in the field.

Most plastics are essentially hydrocarbons, often with other elements such as nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine or chlorine added. Some exceptions include Teflon (PTFE) where the hydrogen has been completely replaced by fluorine and silicone where silicon replaces much of the carbon.

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Posted by NDG on Monday, March 25, 2024 2:16 AM
 
FWIW?
 

 

 

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, March 28, 2024 5:47 PM
OT. FYI.
 
Martin Mars Water Bomber.
 

 

 

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, March 28, 2024 7:44 PM

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Martin Mars Water Bomber.

Wasn't long ago that they were available to buy.  Forget the price tag...

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, April 7, 2024 12:23 AM

 Thank You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, April 8, 2024 1:48 PM

 

 

The Eclipse Special.
 
Back in 1963 CPR ran an ' Eclipse Special ' out of Montreal to get into ' The Path of Totality '
 
National Film Board was on hand to film it all.
 
 
Long Ago.

 

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Posted by NDG on Monday, April 8, 2024 7:38 PM
For the Modeller. 
 
CP 5174 P1 Twelve-Wheel Tender. Brandon 1937.
 
 
CP 5174 Eight Whl Tender. Winnipeg 1947.
 
 
 
P1.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, April 13, 2024 6:20 PM
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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 6:36 PM

I've been startled by snakes a few times, once under a switchstand I was about to use, other times in my own yard.

Fortunately, we don't have a lot of venomous snakes in NY.  The timber rattler is the most common and can be found in many places.  The Massasauga is pretty much limited to two locales (one just north of Syracuse), and the copperhead is most likely found in the Catskills.

Had a Department of Environmental Conservation office once speak at a conference I attended.  She was experienced in handling snakes, but related that one time she'd removed a small rattler from somewhere, but forgot just how flexible their jaw is as she held it behind the head.  She didn't get bitten, but did suffer a scratch that hurt significantly for a while.

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Posted by NDG on Monday, April 15, 2024 1:16 PM
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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 6:41 PM

Some angry commentary on RyPN about that insurance clause.  Be interesting to see what the underwriters would expect from an operating plan for that locomotive...

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 7:34 PM
Retired, and TIRED.
 

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:19 PM
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Posted by NDG on Friday, April 19, 2024 1:02 AM
FYI
 
Morrissey, Fernie and Michel was a Great Northern Railway subsidiary.
 
 
 

 

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, May 2, 2024 3:00 PM

 

 

The Station is still there.
 
 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:23 PM

Even in 1915 the future belonged to the jitney.  It's just become better organized since then.

As they note at the end of the story, REM is doing the same thing that Montréal Southern could have done effectively enough to survive.  But it does it differently, in different parts of the community, and at vastly greater cost than any private company could hope to expect.

I confess I miss salt-water liners, too, but I wouldn't ride them any more, let alone often enough to bring them back in some form.  Worse, I'm not sure we aren't better off not having them in their historical form.

Where much of transportation is going, especially following wretched Euro-style 'subscription' models, is rideshare for last mile, light rail or hybrid/electric bus for trunks, and autonomous light air (10-15pax size) for regional -- feeding HSR and air for longer distances, and perhaps a revival of the Pickwick Nite Coach business for less expensive optional long distance.

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Posted by NDG on Friday, May 3, 2024 12:26 AM

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Posted by NDG on Friday, May 10, 2024 7:57 PM

 

CPR Camelback on ebay.

 

 
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, June 1, 2024 2:29 PM
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Posted by NDG on Monday, June 3, 2024 10:25 AM
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Posted by NDG on Monday, June 10, 2024 8:48 AM
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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 10, 2024 12:15 PM

NDG
Michipicoten.

No scuttlebutt on boat sites as yet regarding exactly what happened.  Probably lucky the lake was generally calm at the time.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, June 10, 2024 9:29 PM

13' stress crack, apparently originating at the curve of the hull below the waterline, no more than a quarter inch open.  Boat had a full load of taconite; there is no wit I far whether the crack followed a weld seam.

Perhaps it's just atmospheric distortion, but the hull seems deformed in some of the images and videos..

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