Steam excursion trip

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  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here are a few shots of a recent excursion trip for Ontario Hydro, run by the CNR in conjunction with the Grand Valley and its subsidiary Erie Northshore.

    Here's the excursion loco, CNR J-4-d 5107, passing through Elfrida.
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    Tacked onto the rear of the Special, combine Willowpoint is the usual morning accomodation for the subdivision and is normally run as part of a mixed train. The baggage compartment prevents the locals from mingling with the excursionists.
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    The visiting Pacific, pulling into Lowbanks.
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    Mixed in among the CNR and GVC coaches was mountain observation car Mt. Resplendent, a long way from her usual haunts in the Canadian Rockies.
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    Here's a better view of her, as she passed through Elfrida earlier.
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    The platform is empty, with the last excursion bus ready to leave.
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    The final bus heads to the beach and amusement park on Lake Erie.
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    And one last shot, from between the back of the station and Hoffentoth Bros. icehouse. As you can see, some strange sky effects in some of the photos: must be from light refraction.:oops: :rolleyes:
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    I hope that you've enjoyed our little excursion.

    Wayne
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    once again, stunning photos!

    kevin
  3. Art67

    Art67 Member

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    Fantastic photos, the varnish in the 4th picture really caught my eye with that paint scheme. I also really like the last picture -Wayne,is that part of the main, or an industry spur track? Once again, fine modeling.
    Stuart
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Outstanding set of photos, Wayne!
  5. lester perry

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    Dr Wayne
    You have captured things on your layout that I love. Some nice details without over doing it. I like the track passing between buildings. I hope your Ideas are not copyrighted. Les
  6. Iron Goat

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    OUTSTANDING, Doc !!!

    Bob
  7. interurban

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    Real nice Layout Doc.
    And you take great pictures.
    And ------------------------a great story :)

    Makes ya want to live there.:D
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo's Wayne. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Thanks for the compliments, folks, I'm pleased that you've enjoyed this.
    Stuart, that track in the last photo is the siding for Hoffentoth Bros. Ice. I was just attempting to post a different view of it, but the Photobucket site is down for maintenance, so I can't get to it. If you go to Page 7 in this Forum, the thread is entitiled "Extra 727 East". The 6th or 7th photo shows the ice plant and the west end of the station.
    Les, everything that I post is for sharing, and anyone is welcome to take from it whatever suits their needs. Your enjoyment of it makes it all worthwhile.

    Wayne
  10. 2-8-2

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    Wayne, another outstanding job! :thumb:

    You take photography, modeling, and storytelling to a new level in my book. Whenever I'm looking at one of your threads, it's like I can feel myself being there in that spot, right as it happens.
  11. ross31r

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    Wayne thats superb as usual!

    where do you get those funny cabs on your loco from?

    never seen them before!
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Again, thanks for the warm reception. Ross, the loco belongs to cn nutbar, and is a brass import. The cab is called a vestibule, or all-weather cab, and was a popular feature on many CNR and CPR locomotives, and was also used on some U.S. roads. If you want to convert a loco, Precision Scale makes a kit for a similar cab, in either brass or plastic. I'm using a brass one to convert an old Akane USRA 2-10-2 into a CNR T-3-a, also for Mister Nutbar.

    Wayne
  13. cn nutbar

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    ross---here's another shot of the "all weather" cab that doctor wayne pointed out.as you can see,the 5107 has returned to the land of the pink expanses

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  14. ross31r

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    ah i see, looks like a very warm place to be when the loco is working hard!
  15. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Excellent Doc, two thumbs way up for your layout. :thumb: :thumb:
  16. Twiget

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    Photobucket is blocked on my work computer.:cry: Will check it out when I get home.
  17. doctorwayne

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    Hey, if they block out Photobucket, I'll bet that they also block out those "find a new job" sites too!:D Now, announce1 GET BACK TO WORK!!!

    Wayne
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Nice looking engine.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  19. ross31r

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    you think i could get away with an "all weather cab" (is that right??) in New Hampshire???
  20. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I think that your crews would thank you. The Central Vermont, a Canadian National subsidiary, used all-weather cabs on some of their locos, and quite a few locomotives from the Canadian National itself ran on CV trackage at one time or another.

    Wayne