CPR 2816 August 19 2007 *Not Dial UP Friendly*

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by TrainsWinnipeg, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. TrainsWinnipeg

    TrainsWinnipeg Member

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    CPR 2816 2007 new pics added

    Well the plan was to leave early and meet the train just across the Saskatchewan border, But we left late so we met up with the train at Tapley Manitoba. All these photo's are from my wife and the digital. My film hasn't been picked up yet. So there is still 3 rolls of film to follow.

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    Approaching Austin
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    McGregor
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    Portage La Prarie
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    Poplar Point
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    Meadows
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    Approaching Winnipeg
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    The Milwaukee Part of the train
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    The Photo teamsign1
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    More to Follow when the film is done
  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Awesome!! That is one sweet engine!!! I was lucky enough to see it here in Toronto about 3 years ago, and ride a special excursion they laid on to Milton. I'm so glad they're still running it.

    Val
  3. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Yes, those are awesome pics !! I'm still sulking :cry: because it doesn't seem as if it will be coming to Ontario. Looking forward to the next batch of pics -- keep up the good work! Rob
  4. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I really like that last shot of the three of you out front of that engine. That steamer is HUGE!
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That's a great bunch of photos. I was lucky enough to see her near Smiths Falls a few years back. Beautiful engine, and running without the "benefit" of that red powered boxcar I see in the third (and other)photo...! ;)

    That Milwaukee consist is very cool too...! Also glad you got a chance to get a nice shot with her and the family - in Smiths Falls there were lots of railway police and others shooing us all away.

    Andrew
  6. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

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    Nice pics of a beautiful engine. My family got to ride this big guy last year and quite enjoyed it. As traction steam fans we like anything that uses a fire and boils water.
  7. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I agree, it totally destroys the whole ambiance of the experience by putting a diesel behind 'em.
  8. TrainsWinnipeg

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    Last time it came through it at least had a Maroon and grey GP30 behind it. so it wasn't as bad.

    The railway police were 2 feet to our left. They were decent all day as long as you were not doing anything dumb. Like on guy standing head on trying to take a pic with the train coming right at him.
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    Nice family ( nice steam engine too ). Thanks for the pictures.
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    When I saw her in Smiths Falls (2004 I think), the marron and grey diesel travelled as the following section. That was an interesting railfanning day to be sure!

    Andrew
  11. TrainsWinnipeg

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    Well the film didn't turn out as i had hoped. Seems the lens has something in it or on it that doesnt like looking towards the sun.....But here are some of the better ones.

    Tapley
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    Austin
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    Portage La Prairie
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    Poplar Point
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    Marquette
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    Meadows
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    Approaching Winnipeg
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    This was the train in the distance on the previous photo
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    All for now till it comes through again.
  12. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Once again, great pics! Thanks for posting them. Rob