CN moves the Army

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by interurban, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    So my son -in - law Phones homeand tells me "theres a C N with Army stuff waiting on the tracks in Ajax".
    So I said " here is the Camera go get it":D
    You got to train(pun) these young guys. ;)

    So Here are Heaths Pictures.:p :p
    Lead Unit is 5342

    Attached Files:

  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    5338

    Attached Files:

  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now look at this.;)

    Attached Files:

  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    HMMMMMMM

    Attached Files:

  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    another

    Attached Files:

  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    They must be going somewhere?

    Attached Files:

  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Trucks

    Attached Files:

  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    And some more assorted equipment.
    That`s the lot.
    Thanks Heath.;)

    Attached Files:

  9. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great Shots, Chris

    Back When 3rd PPCLI was based at Work Point in Victoria, the battalion would ship its heavy equipment by rail to Wainwright, Alberta for the annual wargames.
    Once I figure out how to post some of my old photos, I will fire off some of CP loading up and assembling the annual army train in Victoria.
    This train was made up of about 40 x 89ft Trailer Train flats, each carrying 2 or 3 peices of equipment, depending on the size of each peice and pulled by 3 x GP9 units.
    The entire train, including loco's and caboose was about 3,800 feet long and while it pales in comparison with the mainland trains, it is still 3 times the length of any siding on the entire E&N and, indeed taxed the capacity of Victoria's yard.
    Cheers!

    Terry
  10. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Terry:
    How did CP get the equipment from E&N to the mainland? That sounds like it would take a weeks worth of train ferries.
  11. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Dave,

    Once the train arrived at Wellcox yard in Nanaimo, It was loaded onto a couple of the large ferries that were used either by CP or Seaspan and sent over to The Front Yard Slips in downtown Vancouver, made back into a full train and sent on its way.
    The ferry trip was usually about a day, including loading and unloading
    These ferries are capable of carrying 18 to 24 of the 89 ft flats and all are now owned by Sealink (Part of the Washington Group of Montana Rail Link fame).
    They still ply the waters of the west coast, serving what is left of the E&N:(, and several kraft and pulp and paper mills up and down the coast.
    By the way, the front yard's west end, including the ferry slips are long gone to make way for the new development on the waterfront such as the new convention center and, probably expensive condos.
    Most of the rail barge and ferry traffic is now shipped to Tilbury Island in Delta.
    Cheers.

    Terry
  12. rsn48

    rsn48 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you can recall, CN had an armoured plated engine during WW2. My Uncle Don Hardikopf was one of the engineers on it.
  13. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Rick I dont suppose you have any pictures of the armoured plated engine?:)
    May be some one has an Idea of how we can obtain one???:D :D

    Is there an archive gallery we can search?:eek: ;) :p
  14. rsn48

    rsn48 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll sic my son on the picture search, he's the railfan guy, I'm the model railroader guy. He should come up with something. I've seen pics of it before, just can't remember if it was in a mag or not.
  15. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just in case anyone's wondering, here are what you're looking at...

    ......excluding the locomotive shots, of course.....
    Photo 1.) --"Badger" engineering vehicle
    Photo 2.) --"Beaver" bridgelayer (bridge spans usually on another flatcar)
    Photo 3.) --M109 self-propelled howitzer
    Photo 4.) --"Grizzly" AVGP (Armoured Vehicle, General Purpose) and towed 105 mm howitzer
    Photo 5.) --MLVW and LSVW
    Photo 6.) --M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers


    Of all these vehicles, only the LSVW, in photo 5, on the right, is less than 20 years old.
  16. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes very intrested

    Being x reserve from the UK 1969 to 1974 with the Royal Corps Transport:D
    Here is a shot that reminds me of you:D
    Thanks for the infomation Lighthorseman.

    Attached Files:

  17. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Steve:
    How did the Canadian Forces get something less than 20 years old?
    (Probably collected off the battlefield in Kuwait.)
  18. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    0



    :D Garage sales? Flea markets?:D