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

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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.

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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 NDG on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:53 PM
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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 Monday, February 19, 2024 12:18 AM
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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 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.
 
 
Thank You.

 

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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 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 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 Friday, January 5, 2024 2:12 PM
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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 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 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 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 11:50 AM

NDG

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 11:47 AM

Having Difficulties accessing Trains Forum the last few days.

 

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 11:37 AM
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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 7:05 PM

 

Turpentine.
 
May be of Interest?
 
 

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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

Greetings from Alberta

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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.

Greetings from Alberta

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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
 
 
 

Thank You.

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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 Sunday, November 19, 2023 2:44 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 8:06 PM

NDG
Incredible.
 
FYI. 
 

Thank You.

The S word written in microscopic print.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 7:26 PM
 
O T.
 
A Selfie.
 
 
700 feet under 10000.
 

Thank You.

 

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

 

FYI.
 
Happy Craigellachie Day!
 

Thank You.

 

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

 

Incredible.
 
FYI. 
 
 
 

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