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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 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 Friday, July 28, 2023 1:03 PM

 

Steel Town. Youngstown, Ohio. 1944,.
 
 

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

 

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

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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 Thursday, July 20, 2023 2:24 PM
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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 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.

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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 NDG on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 6:24 PM
Try Again.
 


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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 Overmod on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 9:44 AM

NDG
Locomotive 1077 100 years old.

I didn't even know MLW built geared locomotives!  

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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 NDG on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 2:20 PM
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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:28 AM

More CP OP Power on ebay.

 

CP 8554 Nelson 1970 ebay. collection of Stan Styles.
 
 
 
 
Both Units still exist.
 
CP 8554 has Saddle Tanks outside Fuel Tank for water for S/G.
 
 
 CP 8601   Nelson, BC. April 1957 collection of Stan Styles.
 
 
 
 
CP 8907 Winnipeg, MB. August 1959 collection of Stan Styles.
 
 
 
 
Unit has just been converted to Short Hood as Front.
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, May 13, 2023 11:52 AM
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Posted by NDG on Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:30 AM
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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 8, 2023 1:21 PM

 

 

Tragedy.
 
Hops Freights Saratoga to Montreal.
 
Long Boards CPR St. Lawrence River Bridge LaSalle -Seaway.
 
 
 
 
Hops back to USA.
 
Falls from Freight in New Jersey a Month Later.
 
Killed.
 
End of Story.
 
 

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 6:57 AM

Leo_Ames
Sorry about assuming you were looking up the ship herself instead of one of the towing tugs.

I'm not offended in the least - sometimes stuff like that is useful to remind one of a forgotten resource.  I do use Boatnerd from time to time as well.  There's another AIS site that is focused on the Lake Huron area, too.

Not sure she'll be visible from Tibbetts Point.

I may come home from Michigan through Ontario this year.  Been skipping that for the past few years, opting to stay south of Lake Erie...

 

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 10:41 PM

Sorry about assuming you were looking up the ship herself instead of one of the towing tugs.

There's AIS deadzones where coverage is poor. Maybe the tow was transiting through an area where they disappeared off MarineTraffic.com or such until getting in range of a VHF AIS transceiver.

About the only tool available in such instances is to hope that another tracking site like https://ais.boatnerd.com/ is picking up what you're looking for. If you didn't try that and ever are following something in the future and encounter the same issue, it often works out for me to change over to a different tracking source.

I hope I'll be able to catch a glimpse of the tow from the Tibbetts Point lighthouse this Fall, since I don't go to Canada anymore. I'm tired of being hauled in and searched every time I enter Canada. Squeeky clean record, but some sort of mistake is in their database that apparently has me redflagged for extra scrutiny every visit (or being honest and telling them I'm railfanning or ship watching put me on some list).

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, May 1, 2023 11:06 PM

rixflix

Found Molly M1 in Hamilton on vesselfinder.com with a nice photo of the three vessels arriving.

Rick

The tug is still in Hamilton as I write this.

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Posted by rixflix on Monday, May 1, 2023 8:48 PM

Found Molly M1 in Hamilton on vesselfinder.com with a nice photo of the three vessels arriving.

Rick

rixflix aka Captain Video. Blessed be Jean Shepherd and all His works!!! Hooray for 1939, the all time movie year!!! I took that ride on the Reading but my Baby caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride.

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, May 1, 2023 1:31 PM

Leo_Ames
You needed to be looking up one of the two tug's if you wanted to track her.

I was...  The posts on FB were from several days ago, so it was anyone's guess where the assemblage actually was.

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