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Posted by NDG on Friday, April 28, 2023 1:07 PM

 

SS Keewatin moving to Lake Ontario.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:26 PM

 

Safety First!
 
A note to Railfans out taking Photos in the Great White North.
 
 
Other Locations in the West.
 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, April 3, 2023 10:19 AM

Locomotive is likely photographed at Eddystone, readied to be run with the typical messenger on board to... wherever the original customer plant was located.

Extremely valuable in showing how a locomotive to be shipped this way, on those trucks and bearings, would have been fitted out for the trip.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, April 3, 2023 10:16 AM

Lack of MU on a switcher was not that unusual at the time, especially on a steel mill switcher.

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, April 2, 2023 10:14 PM

NDG
Suggest this Baldwin is In Transit, Dead, Drained?,  From the Baldwin Works  near Philadelphia to it's new home at American Steel and Wire.  

Dead, most likely.  I don't see any MU receptacles.  Drained - probably depends on the time of year, although the chimney coming from the cab might well suggest it's cold outside.  The plywood was likely a temporary replacement for the regular door so the chimney could be run.  Looks like a box of spare parts (?) on the front running board.

The Wikipedia listing for Baldwin shows American Steel and Wire receiving a DS-4-4-750, but lists the road number as 20.  It would have been built between 1949 and 1951.  I can't make out the builder's number on the running board.

ASW redirects to Birmingham Steel, suggesting that the locomotive was headed for Alabama?

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, April 2, 2023 8:54 PM
In Transit?
 
Opinions, S.V.P.
 
 
Suggest this Baldwin is In Transit, Dead, Drained?,  From the Baldwin Works
 near Philadelphia to it's new home at American Steel and Wire.
 
 
Headlight covered against Smashage, And Fireman's, if that is still the term,
door in Plywood.
 
Radiator covered.
 
The Ell Pipe in lieu of window may well be a Chimney for a Heater
for a Locomotive Messenger riding with locomotive as new who would
check Bearings etc. for Heating or other problems at stops for water,
Crew Changes, and guard against vandalism en route.
 

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, March 25, 2023 5:21 PM

I can make purchases using my smart watch (although I haven't set that up yet). 

An app for fares can't be far behind. 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, March 25, 2023 3:31 PM

NDG
End of Tokens on TTC.

Too many advantages to newer systems of fare collection.

Now watch the explosion of 'collector' tokens for sale on eBay at inflated prices!  (Perhaps TTC should get in early...?)

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:35 PM
End of Tokens on TTC.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:31 AM
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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:23 AM
Old Interlocking, Serbia.
 
 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, February 27, 2023 10:33 AM

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Was EHH leading CN in 1986?  I don't think so.

Of course not.  The question is whether Foisy is on record commenting on EHH or his desired culture.

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:06 PM

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Didn't think much of that 'railroader culture', did he?

Is he on record anywhere commenting on EHH?

Was EHH leading CN in 1986?  I don't think so.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, February 25, 2023 6:13 PM

Didn't think much of that 'railroader culture', did he?

Is he on record anywhere commenting on EHH?

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Posted by NDG on Friday, February 24, 2023 6:03 PM

FYI.

Commission of Inquiry, Hinton Train Collision.
 
With Photos.
 
Foisy Report.
 
 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, December 24, 2022 11:52 AM

 

I also was sure the location was NOT on the CPR, nor in Canada.
 
Drove over the Blatnik Bridge back in 1971 w a CJ5 on the way West  rather
 than go North by Sudbury and over the Shield.
 
How things have changed from the Attachment.
 
Change visible almost every place Trains have operated for any length of time.
 
The Gas Works near our home had similar Gas Holders and a lovely 2-6-2.
 
As No. 2.
 
 
As No.3. Gas Holder to rear.
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted by cx500 on Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:01 AM

Many thanks for solving the mystery.  We could not come up with any location in Canada, on any railroad, that came even close to matching that postcard claiming to be "along  the CPR line".

John

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:22 PM
Train Cam, BU BC
 
 
Looking East to Alberta. Cameras to left.
 
 
Often there is a Westbound Train Staged here.
 

CPR Calls this location Crowsnest.

 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:05 PM
FYI.
 
After QNSL.
 
 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, December 15, 2022 8:34 AM

As usual with Shorpy, the image contains some fascinating details.  Note the information on the builder's plate.

Looks to me like the unit might have been in a flood of considerable depth.  How it came to be out in what appear to be mud flats, with those solid rubber tires, might have been an interesting consideration for the underwriters.  I doubt this reflects where the 'cremains' were placed by the insurer after the settlement...

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Posted by NDG on Friday, December 9, 2022 6:21 PM
An Alco on Shorpy.
 
 
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Posted by NDG on Monday, December 5, 2022 12:33 PM
FYI.
 
Here is CPR Natal as in movie Natty Gann.
 
It's Telegraph Call was Q.
 
Natal
 
 
 
 
 The Road to Right was once Great Northern Rwy. roadbed.
 
Once Roadbed to Washer Plant Spur far Right amongst poles.
 
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Posted by NDG on Sunday, December 4, 2022 5:06 PM

 

Movie Natty Gann. 1985.
 
 
FWIW.
 
Recently this image of CPR Station, Natal BC Appeared on ebay.
 
Natal station ebay.
 
Caption is wrong.
 
Natal Station, looking WEST.
 
 
 
 
 
Approximate location Natal Stn.
 
 
When Elkview Mine was being constructed there was a temporary spur
 about 2 miles long from Natal Station to location
of Washer Plant above Coal Loading Silos to transport
heavy machinery in.
 
 
Natal was used in Movie Natty Gann when Agent telephones.
 
The Downtown of Coleman was also spruced up for filming.
 
 
The once Tipple and Coke Ovens to right.
 
CP Once ran Coleman - Port Moody Coal Trains from here beginning in Sixties.
 
 
North British Industrial @ Museum, Coleman.
 
 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, December 1, 2022 6:09 PM

NDG

Evident that Pivot style irrigation isn't used in the area.

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:37 PM
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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 8:01 PM
This JUST CAME IN not two minutes ago!
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> It looks like your photo of the CP 2-8-2 is a Sherbrooke. See photo in link.
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Posted by rixflix on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7:53 PM

I found 5300's in Google Bing images. Looks like a CPR class P2(e?) 2-8-2 and would most likely be on that road. Was the class operated system wide or in specific territories?

Rick 

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Posted by NDG on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5:28 PM

 

Where was This Photo Taken? SVP.
 
Several have looked at this ebay image, and know not where it is?
 
 
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