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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by kirkendale, May 24, 2004.
Nice photos Chris
A few shots in Milton Saturday the 12th.
First Approaching around the bend
Closer to a level crossing
The train at Miton GO station
Waiting to head back and down to Hamilton
Nice shots Chris!!!!
Robin, I was in Milton too - took the excursion from Toronto. Here's the first shot.
There were lots of folks out to see this glorious engine.
Not everyone was interested in the train however. This little brother and sister were having more fun tossing dirt into the ditch!
I managed to get up close and personal with some couplings.
and the big old wheels!!!
Tried to wheedle my way into the cab, but it was no dice. I guess I don't have your pull Chris. This will have to suffice.
And here it is - the money shot!!!!
After the Empress posed for almost an hour for photo's, she backed way up up of sight so she could get up a good head of steam and then came barrelling thru on the farther track to everyone's delight.
The feeling I had as she rushed by me was indescribable. And as I watched her chuff into the distance, a tear sprang into my eye, which wasn't caused by the sun.
What a wonderful day - gorgeous locomotive, beautiful summer weather, and a good time had by all. So glad I made this trip!!!! Thanks CPR!!!!!
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GOOD ON YA GIRL!!!! YOU LOOK GREAT STOOD BY THE EMPRESS!!!!! :thumb:
A PICTURE TO BE FRAMED NO DOUBT
Well Val, if I had known you would be there I would have looked for you. I left around 12:20pm
Great pictures everyone. I was just outside of Milton, She stopped to let an eastbound freight clear the station. Nice to see 2816 start up, I shot some video, Now I realize how loud the grade crossing bell 20 feet behind me realy is.... More video coming out of Milton and some final footage emerging from the Hunter Street tunnel.
Thanks to everyone who posted time and details and also thanks for sharing your thoughts and views. :thumb: :thumb:
Nice stuff everyone!
My pictures are "conventional" film, but I'll have them put on a CD too... will post as soon as posible...!
I spent about 45 minutes at the Smiths Falls Railway Museum yesterday (actually I spent the whole day there) looking at some video footage that a friend had taken of #2816 on her way east (along with some old footage that had been taken along the St Lawrence canals, the CNR main line, and the Brockville & Westport Railway in 1942).
The video got rewound and replayed quite a few times.