Hump day

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  1. interurban

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    Saturday visit to Mc Cowan yard.
    Took a couple of shots.
    Three pic`s of the HUMP

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  2. interurban

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    #2:p

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    #3:D
    All ways nice to see the freight roll down the Hump

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    These guys were waiting to head out

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    Last shot of the front


    I had a nice day ,, hope you did:D

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  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    You sure found a good railfanning spot there Chris. Just wherabouts is the Mc Cowan yard?
    Nice photos.
  8. interurban

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    Hi Robin, Have you heard of a place called Scarborugh:D :D :D

    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??
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    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.
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Hi Chris,

    How fast are those cars going when they roll down "the hump"? (I assume they do this on their own...?)

    Thanks!

    Andrew
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    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:eek: :D .
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    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.
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    :thumb: Thanks for the info Steve,, It all comes back now, I was told that a few er., er years:rolleyes: ago.