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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by interurban, Mar 7, 2004.
Saturday visit to Mc Cowan yard.
Took a couple of shots.
Three pic`s of the HUMP
All ways nice to see the freight roll down the Hump
These guys were waiting to head out
Last shot of the front
I had a nice day ,, hope you did
You sure found a good railfanning spot there Chris. Just wherabouts is the Mc Cowan yard?
Hi Robin, Have you heard of a place called Scarborugh
The Yards are north of Sheppard East between McCowan and Markham Rd(HWY48)and below Finch East.
A great place to take pics.
We did a tour last year do you remember the post??
Thanks Chris, yes I remember the posts of the tour you were fortunate to go on. Thanks for the location. I know Toronto east reasonably well. Used to work at Bayview and Sheppard many years ago. Know of a couple of folks that live in Scarborough.
How fast are those cars going when they roll down "the hump"? (I assume they do this on their own...?)
Hi Andrew, I think they get up to 25ks, they free roll about 2 ks
There must be a way they slow them down a tad .
Yes; there are pneumatic computer-controlled brakes, which are part of the roadbed. Here in Edmonton, these are covered by a barn-like structure, due ( I suppose) to snow in winter. If I'm not mistaken, they're sort of like giant brake pads that squeeze the railcar wheels as it passes by.
:thumb: Thanks for the info Steve,, It all comes back now, I was told that a few er., er years ago.