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 1   North American Railroads / NS / NS photos 2017    Posted Today at 9:14pm 
NEW Post By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
We've started a new year, so let's see those NS photos!  
 
I can admit it: knowing NS #1069 was criss-crossing upstate NY this month was torturing me. Finally, the VGN unit was assigned to Gang Mills last week. After getting information from trusted sources that she'd be there for the weekend, I made my move.  
 
The VGN unit was shoving a string of covered gondolas when I arrived in Gang Mills:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS/DSCN7609.jpg
 
 
 
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A rarely used location in Gang Mills is the shoulder of State Route 417, which allowed me to grab additonal side shots on NS #1069:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS/DSCN7655.jpg
 
I also caught a couple other trains while in the area, including NS 28N heading east at MP 315 on the Southern Tier Mainline in Rathbone:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS/DSCN7671.jpg
 
A slide show of the VGN unit, NS 28N and NS 37T:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 1/14/2017 in Steuben County, NY.  
 
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 2   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Today at 6:08pm 
Response #8 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
3 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 2 cars.
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 3   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Today at 4:09pm 
Response #365 By NEFAN       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
Talk about "old time railroading" - nice. I like the 4-4-0
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 4   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Today at 1:04am 
Response #506 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_136_688x468.jpg - 44558 Bytes
Sept 29, 1958, mile 2.4 Cowichan Subdivision [photo by Dave Wilkie, used by permission of Michael Wilkie, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Brand new CNR GMD1's leading westbound Train 585 over the Colquitz trestle. They hadn't yet received their spark arrestors which were much needed on Vancouver Island.
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 5   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 19th, 2017, 1:34pm 
Response #505 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_135_841x611.jpg - 43544 Bytes
Map of Deerholme yard [CNR]  collection of Jamie Masters
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 6   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 5:20pm 
Response #7 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
5 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 6 cars.
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 7   Fallen Flags / PRR / Wreck of PRR Passenger Train #208    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 6:30am 
NEW Post By Roger_Hensley       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
2/7/1956 at Kokomo Indiana  PRR 5778(DR6-4-2000)
PRR Baldwin Sharknose 5778 lies on its side in Kokomo, Indiana. This was PRR passenger train #208, which ran from Chicago to Cincinnati. The train had made it's regularly scheduled station stop in Kokomo, and was accelerating southbound when the lead engine was diverted by a mis-thrown switch onto an industrial siding, the curvature of which caused the lead unit to tip over from inertia. Fortunately the train wasn't rolling at high speed yet, and the engineer and firemen both survived. None of the trailing cars tipped over, and there were no injuries among the passengers or train crew. Subsequent investigation determined that the switch had been thrown by a young boy (approx age 10-12) who had somehow obtained a switch key, unlocked the siding switch, and thrown it ahead of the train.
Photo by Maynard Krug - Bob Krug Collection
 
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 8   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:22am 
Response #693 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_6108_-_Copy.jpg - 291899 Bytes
Winter
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 9   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:21am 
Response #692 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_6074_-_Copy.jpg - 204867 Bytes
Winter
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 10   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:21am 
Response #691 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_6020_-_Copy.jpg - 384739 Bytes
Winter
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 11   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:20am 
Response #690 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_5970_-_Copy.jpg - 273142 Bytes
Winter
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 12   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:19am 
Response #689 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_5959_-_Copy.jpg - 218152 Bytes
Lol, winter pics on the Ok sub
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 13   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 8:53pm 
Response #504 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_134_602x584.jpg - 32822 Bytes
on Jan 17th, 2017, 4:46pm, emilydm wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Awesome shot. That's probably fill from the Colwood ballast pit bound to fill in the approaches to the Colquitz trestle, if I had to guess.

Good call, Emily.  July, 1955, mile 2.4 Cowichan Sub, [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]  
 
Work Extra 2104 filling in approaches to the Colquitz trestle.
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 14   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 4:46pm 
Response #503 By emilydm       Thread Started By vicguy
Awesome shot. That's probably fill from the Colwood ballast pit bound to fill in the approaches to the Colquitz trestle, if I had to guess.
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 15   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 12:38pm 
Response #502 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_133-2_691x624.jpg - 56278 Bytes
July, 1955  approx mile 5.9, Cowichan Sub  [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Work Extra 2104 with ballast cars, is eastbound under the new Colwood overpass.
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 16   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Erie RR, Jamestown, NY  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 12:06pm 
Response #30 By Henry       Thread Started By Henry
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:32:22 -0500
From: Josh Stull  
Subject: Erie RR, Jamestown, NY
 
 
City Officials Working Toward Train Depot Station
< https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/01/city-officials-working-toward-train-depot-station/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNDYxNzkxNTI2NTQ1NDU3NTQyODIcZWI1MDJlZThhNzZlOGUzMDpjb206ZW46VVM6Ug&usg=AFQjCNGPKsZ5MOwGEZby2IKDVRhAczPCOg>
Jamestown Post Journal
With the renovation of the former *Erie*-*Lackawanna* Train Station, which
is being transformed into the future home of the National Comedy Center,
and ...
 
 
http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/01/city-officials-working-toward-train-depot-station/
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
 
The Erie Lackawanna Mailing List
http://EL-List.railfan.net/
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 17   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 7:21am 
Response #1834 By CLC Fan       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Victoria.roundhouse.1975.b.jpg - 68205 Bytes
What a busy little yard it was.
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 18   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 1:57am 
Response #501 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy
Fascinating stuff, Alan. Anything more you have, please do post
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 19   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Its been 30 years  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 1:55am 
Response #2 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie
That is cool, Minion.  I have similar memories of visiting family friends Up Island (either Duncan or maybe Chemainus - I was very young) and my eyes constantly wandering through the window to the crossbucks near one particular house.
 I wonder if the kids at the elementary school in Vernon listen for train horns on the tracks directly below their playground.
Sometimes I wonder if kids even know what a train is these days...other than a nuisance to their parents waiting at a crossing as the kids ride in the back of the citified SUV, eyes and fingers glued to the Ipad or tablet...
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 20   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 11:34pm 
Response #500 By alanlill       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with victoria_1936_record_plan_Page_3_small_file.jpg - 114697 Bytes
It is great to see more of Elwood White's pictures so Thanks Jamie and also thanks to Dave for reposting his tour of the line from Point Ellice west near the end of service. I have been continuing to assemble material for a Point Ellice in CN LINES and the latest tidbit I have for discussion on this thread is one of the scans made by Les Kozma of the 1936 record plan of trackage in Victoria. Les did not scan a continuous set but did cover the wye at MP 1.6 Cowichan Sub and Point Ellice yard and most of the track to the E and N interchange including the small yard next to Johnston Street. I will post more of them if there is interest.
You will note a number of interesting things on the 1936 record plan for the yard attached including the names and function of all the tracks in the yard, an outline of the station, original freight house and customs office in the upper yard. The motor coach track is still labeled as such although that service was gone for years by then. Cheers Al Lill
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 21   Fallen Flags / PRR / Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:53pm 
Response #5 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L
You're welcome, Keith. I know you spent most of your time over on LV before 1976, but did you ever see any trains on the Elmira Branch in PA? It was abandoned by the time I was old enough to remember anything.
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 22   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:34pm 
Response #499 By Goose5       Thread Started By vicguy
I'll second Minion11's comments. Please continue to post these Jamie as they are of great historical value.
 
Dave
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 23   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:17pm 
Response #498 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy
on Jan 15th, 2017, 11:51pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Great pictures Jamie, thanks for sharing.
 
Please don't stop, I'm sure there are many benefiting from continued posts on the forum, just not a heck of a lot of comments or discussion.

 
Thanks very much, Minion11. It's my pleasure to share what I have collected over the years. And don't worry, I'll have more to share.
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 24   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:02pm 
Response #6 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
Light engines in both directions.
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 25   Fallen Flags / PRR / Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 2:24am 
Response #4 By darktown2       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Thanks for the show Matt.  Good stuff.    Keith
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