Some winter pics

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Squidbait, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. galt904

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    This would be coming FROM Churchill, as the Gillam station is on the North side of the tracks.

    HBR was still running a bunch of M420s when I was there in July.
  2. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    A winter day at Rectory St.

    The local gang gathered around the sand tower:

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    This was the plow power back in the good ol' days:

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  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    gotta love the F units!!!--josh
  4. doctorwayne

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    Nice pictures! :thumb: I recall seeing those plow units down here in the banana belt on a couple of occasions, too. I also remember a Geep with modified air intakes, for use with a plow.

    Wayne
  5. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Thanks Doc! Yeah, somewhere I have some pics of those geeps decked out with their snow shields... I'll find them eventually :)

    In the meantime, here's one from your neck of the woods:

    NS 328 at Brookfield

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  6. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    ... and the away shot:

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    Doc, your neighborhood is almost as flat as where I used to live - the not-so-great-plains of Essex County.
  7. pennman

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    Nice shots! Would luv to see somemore of those funny looking cars?? Didnt know they stillran them up there.
    Keep em coming.
    Tony
  8. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Generally we don't see those "funny-looking cars" too often either. Basically they're confined to MOW moves, but some shortlines still use them.

    But in the trend of "funny-looking", I came across these:

    What do you do when you have a modern, HEP-equipped loco pulling steam-heated cars? You mate it with something that provides steam heat, obviously - no matter how silly it looks:

    VIA LRC 6916 at Brantford with a F9B 6604:
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    VIA 6920 at Woodstock leading VIA 6300-series FP9:
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    Plus a moldy-oldie... VIA FPA4's 6768 and 6767 lead a westbound passenger train out of London, ON:
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    This isn't really Canadian, but it is a winter pic, and I thought it was kinda neat...

    N&W high-hood GP35 226 leads high-hood GP38 2731 and an MOW extra through a snow squall in Fostoria, OH.
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  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures Everyone.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Biased turkey

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    MU Units on the Deux-Montagnes line (I'm not sure of the station)

    Squidbait, you cannot imagine how I laughed when I saw and rode that train for the 1st time. I'm from Belgium and imigrated to Canada in 1980, so I was used to faster trains.
    The surprise was amplified because I took that train at the Canora station, just at the exit of the tunnel.
    I think the picture was taken at what is now Montpellier station.
    The following link is in French, but it tells the history of that line.

    http://www.emdx.org/rail/DeuxMontagnes/vieux.html

    Thanks for the memories and the laugh.

    OOps, I was laughing so much that I forgot the link.
  11. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    BT,

    Glad you enjoyed it... They've got new cars on the DM line now, and rumour has it that some ex-Mexican electrics are going to be pulling bi-levels there. I don't imagine the speed is much greater than you remember.

    I was impressed with the system when I rode it last fall. At least Montreal understands about integrated public transit - you can get a bus/metro/train pass... and it's a ton cheaper than GO-chansit/TTC.
  12. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Here's a few more I found in my rummaging, these are from London ON.

    A few geeps in repose on a chilly day:

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    Remember when CN lashups were interesting? Not just SD75-SD75-SD75? :)

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    And here's an EB Laser rounding the curve at Rectory St.

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  13. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Here's me trying to get artistic at Windsor South, with a CP freight coming out of the tunnel from Detroit:

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