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 1   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: NS Buffalo Line going darker  Posted Today at 11:31am 
Response #1 By roc       Thread Started By roc
According to the Yahoo BL Group, today is the last day to observe or photograph Pennsy position light signals:
 
"NS is expected to turn off the signals from CP S Driftwood to CP N Drury on Monday 1/22.
 
if you want to see the PRR position lights in service in this area, today is the last day, unfortunately."
 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BuffaloLine/conversations/messages/47574
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 2   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 21st, 2018, 7:00am 
Response #440 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
That shot reminded me. Here are two shots showing the control area as it was and as it now is.
 
Linked Image:  http://madisonrails.railfan.net/eci/eci_3/10_0246_a.jpg
 
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 3   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 21st, 2018, 6:57am 
Response #439 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
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 4   The Mainline / Safety / Lac-Megantic Trial  Posted Jan 20th, 2018, 7:39pm 
NEW Post By ClydeDET
Well, first trial on the Lac-Megantic derailment and fire has concluded with acquittals for all three defendants on all charges.
 
Mr. Harding (engineer) apparently has more charges, process starting next month. Not sure what else he is charged with.
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 5   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jan 19th, 2018, 9:48am 
Response #854 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with 31025_CO_Blue_gray_M.jpg - 177825 Bytes
* My new addition to this thread is a pair of Gilbert C&O F3A's # 31025. They are different in their schemes but identical in their numbers, which is an odd thing for Gilbert HO items. I forgot this is where you can only post one photo in one post so I guess I won't do it here. They would look good together in one post and would't look right in two.
 This is one of them the blue and white one. the other is all blue with white lettering.
 
 

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 6   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 18th, 2018, 5:14pm 
Response #1959 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_418_931x631.jpg - 68489 Bytes
July 19, 1989, 11.15 am, mile 3.6, Victoria Subdivision  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
Crossing Hallowell Rd, the Extra 3009 North will soon be entering the Esquimalt siding and
switching the Victoria Plywood spur, located off the siding.
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 7   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.    Posted Jan 18th, 2018, 7:38am 
Response #398 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with Mantua_Quaker_State_CYCX_10852_S.jpg - 128913 Bytes
*  An old all metal Quaker State Oil tank car by Mantua. early 1950's.
frank
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 8   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2018  Posted Jan 18th, 2018, 1:29am 
Response #4 By Goose5       Thread Started By Goose5
3 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 5:50. Returned with 3 cars at 7:55.
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 9   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Plow Extra?  Posted Jan 17th, 2018, 5:49pm 
Response #3 By towny72       Thread Started By roc
Well I guess for now we just speculate.  
 
Doesnt seem this board gets much attention anymore. The WNYP Yahoo group is dead....  
 
I'll keep my ears open, last time I was up there the two plows were OOS and needed work.
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 10   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Mauch Chunk PA    Posted Jan 17th, 2018, 3:46pm 
Response #7 By rdobidston       Thread Started By rdobidston       View Thread with psIMG_6074sm_2.jpg - 287235 Bytes
Hi,
 
Following a Summer and Autumn spent on our British outline layouts, the winter has seen us return to Mauch Chunk PA in preparation for last weekend's important exhibition at Stevenage (just north of London).
 
Here is an image showing the newly-installed signal bridge on Mauch Chunk.
 
Regards,
 
Richard
 
 

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 11   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jan 17th, 2018, 7:13am 
Response #853 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with Powerhouse_loco._Oriental_Limited_-_s.jpg - 168913 Bytes
A Power House 2-8-8-2 N&W Y class made by Oriental Limited. It has a diecast locomotive body and everything else is Brass.
 
frank
 

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 12   Regional Area Operations / NorCal / Amtrack Coaster in Del Mar, California  Posted Jan 17th, 2018, 1:17am 
NEW Post By Stefan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19gU6U6FTF0&t=151s
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 13   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Plow Extra?  Posted Jan 16th, 2018, 5:40pm 
Response #2 By roc       Thread Started By roc
If the plow traces were scooped / round, I'd agree, but these were angular. FWIW saw a B&P ballast regulator, and its round wings, plowing at Union City, which was my "ah ha" moment.
 
Doesn't mean I'm not wrong, but does anyone know definitively?
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 14   Transit and Commuter / TransMisc / Skytrain Videos!  Posted Jan 16th, 2018, 3:38pm 
NEW Post By reecemartin558
Post your Vancouver Skytrain related media!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLJOZesJmjE&t=1s
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 15   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 16th, 2018, 12:17pm 
Response #438 By Henry       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
I noticed that too. I had a Trainpack back in the '70s. I have had a lot of MRC power packs over the years. My favorite way back when was the Throttlepack.
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 16   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 16th, 2018, 7:06am 
Response #437 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
No. It's an old Trainpack by MRC. It's not in use any longer. I just have not removed it. Its been in place for about 20 years and it served me well until I went DCC.
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 17   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 16th, 2018, 5:37am 
Response #436 By Marty_Feldner       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
Is that an old Scintilla power pack?
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 18   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2018  Posted Jan 15th, 2018, 7:42pm 
Response #3 By Goose5       Thread Started By Goose5
3 cars southbound from Superior Propane at 4:40.
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 19   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 15th, 2018, 6:37am 
Response #435 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
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 20   Regional Area Operations / BC / Visiting Vancouver for the first time in July.  Posted Jan 14th, 2018, 11:59pm 
NEW Post By ninasboss
Im hoping to see as many different loco's as l can. I have identified Thornton Yard and CP seem to have a big yard in Port Coquitlam. How good is public viewing of these two locations? I would also like to see some US locos and would appreciate any help with good locations. Is there anything to see on the Island?  
 
Cheers in anticipation
Tony
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 21   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 14th, 2018, 12:00pm 
Response #434 By Henry       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
I love shots that show the outside of layouts!
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 22   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 14th, 2018, 6:27am 
Response #433 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
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 23   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jan 13th, 2018, 8:04am 
Response #852 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with 2D2_5513_Jouef_a_S.jpg - 245157 Bytes
A more well known French Train Manufacturer is JOUEF. years ago I had a small 2-8-0 made by them that gave good service for a long time. After that in a trade, I acquired a Jouf NORD Pacific which I still have and it still runs well. Recently I got an SCNF electric motor. Looking at it in comparison to a steam loco you would say it is a Northern type 4-8-4. With electric types, you refer to non-powered trucks numerically, and powered ones alphabetically. So the 4-8-4 becomes a 2D2. So I have an SNCF 2D2 electric motor. Here is a photo of it.  
frank
 

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 24   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 11:47pm 
Response #76 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Thursday, December 13th, 1990... 'the beginning of the end" ..... Southbound evening freight at Langford.   gp35s #5014 and #5025, one gov. hopper, one propane tank, one fifty foot boxcar and   NO caboose.   Now replaced with a FRED.  (flashing rear end device).  This was the first cabooseless train I had witnessed on the E&N other than some yard limit movements by switchers.
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 25   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 11:43pm 
Response #75 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Wed, December 12th, 1990. Morning northbound at Langford.    gp 35 Units # 5020, #5014 and sw8 #6701,  two fifty foot CN boxcars, eight propane tanks, one gulf & mobile boxcar and caboose.
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 26   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 11:40pm 
Response #74 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Tuesday, December 11th, 1990, 10 pm  southbound freight at Langford,after switching ICG propane. . gp35s #5020,5014,   40 foot brown cp box, eight propane tanks, railbox boxcar, 50 foot brown cp  ribside boxcar and caboose.
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 27   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 11:36pm 
Response #73 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Monday,December 10th, 1990 , Northbound freight at View Royal .  Waited for the train near Vic Plywood mill.  Train arrived around 11 am after switching Superior propane. There was twelve empty boxcars on the View Royal siding.  The train spotted one of the 50 foot cp boxcars itno the millspur .  I left before it finished its work there so I could catch it down by Thetis lake overpass, Atkins road.     Power was gp35s numbered 5020 and 5014.  Train consist was  CN fifty foot plug door boxcar, fifty foot high end NW gondola, a few propane tanks, 2 government grain hoppers and caboose..  Train ran by at track speed.
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 28   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 11:28pm 
Response #72 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Friday, December 7th, 1990, Morning  northbound freight at Langford.   Power was gp35 #5020, gp30 #5001 and gp35 #5014.   I was so excited about seeing the gp30 that I didnt write down more details about the trains consist other than "a few propane tanks,insulated boxcar (cp?), an ex mnj boxcar, a gov hopper and caboose".  I wrote down how I was hoping i would see the gp30 unit on the next southbound train, Sunday.
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 29   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 11:23pm 
Response #71 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Back at it with more 1990 reports!   Wed, October,11, 1990,  Northbound freight at Langford around 11;30 am.  I didn't write down the exact consist as I was more excited about the weed steaming train that was following.  Anyhow the freight consist was only jotted down as "several tanks (i assume propane), a few boxcars and caboose" (and I would safely assume lead by a couple of GP38s or 35 units).     I wrote down loosely about the weed steaming train after I saw it around 12 pm by thetis lake overpass... but the details are not particularly vivid.  Didn't get the engine number other than remarking that it was a low nose gp9.. we've all seen the weed train consist as it has been depicted on this forum many times. The loco was in the middle of the consist while the train was being piloted in the makeshift 'control cab car in the lead (a modified cp flatcar with a small,crude quarters for engineer and conductor and of course the controls which i assume were remote.  I watched and paced it on my bike from Atkins road up into Langford.  It sure seemed to attract onlookers.
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 30   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 8:35pm 
Response #1958 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_406_935x585.jpg - 46407 Bytes
February 5, 1992, 10.15 am, mile 7.9 Victoria Sub, [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The Extra 3000 North has left it's train on the main, and has backed into the siding at Langford to pick up the more than twenty cars of the tie gang that had been working the last few weeks between mile twenty and Victoria.
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 31   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 8:30pm 
Response #1957 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_407_940x631.jpg - 39948 Bytes
February 5, 1992, 10.10 am, mile 7.9 Victoria Sub [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
On a gloomy February morning at the Langford siding, the tie gang's outfit cars are ready to be taken back to Wellcox after finishing their work between Malahat and Victoria.
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 32   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Plow Extra?  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 4:03pm 
Response #1 By towny72       Thread Started By roc
Most likely M&W used a ballast regulator to clear the ROW for the upcoming storm.  
 
Regulators have proven to be great for snow when normal track repairs are sidelined by winter weather.
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 33   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Plow Extra?  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 12:52pm 
NEW Post By roc
Went through Corry and Union City yesterday and noted that the line appears to have been plowed + flanged for snow before Wednesday. Was this a special move or just tacked onto the front of the regular East-West turn?
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 34   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: NS in Jamestown  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 12:48pm 
Response #4 By roc       Thread Started By Willie
FWIW, crude oil carloads are up as fuel prices keep inching up. So, if there are/were unit train length strings of cars in storage, it would make sense that now would be the time to fetch them.
 
Tangentially related note: WNYP is storing LNP/LPG (?) cars on the Columbus siding, which is far from full.
 
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/class-i/crude-sole-winner-in-2018-volume.html
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 35   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / NS Buffalo Line going darker  Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 12:18pm 
NEW Post By roc
According to a Ron Stafford post over on Yahoo BL Group, NS has issued an order to turn off most of the line signals North of Lock Haven. The reason? Traffic no longer warrants TCS.
 
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away…
 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BuffaloLine/conversations/messages/47538
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 36   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jan 11th, 2018, 7:30am 
Response #851 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with IMG_9929_-_S.jpg - 185023 Bytes
* A secomd view of BLZ 231 868
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 37   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2018  Posted Jan 10th, 2018, 5:08pm 
Response #2 By Goose5       Thread Started By Goose5
6 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 12:20. Returned with 5 cars at 2:00.
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 38   Regional Area Operations / EasternNY / Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015  Posted Jan 10th, 2018, 10:17am 
Response #9 By thebigham       Thread Started By eehiv
The CMRR rails at West Hurley and along the Glenford Dike were scrapped this past week by Ulster County.
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 39   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Jan 10th, 2018, 1:35am 
Response #1956 By MinionII       Thread Started By cn2220
on Jan 9th, 2018, 10:19pm, ENR3005 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Unfortunately not, CP's GP35s had the fire extinguisher decal in the Pacman logo and that is what you are seeing.

 
I scrolled through some roster shots and indeed, you are correct.
 
And I was all excited about it too...  
 
Ah well. Someone out there must have a picture of this spur...
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 40   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 10:19pm 
Response #1955 By ENR3005       Thread Started By cn2220
on Jan 9th, 2018, 1:45am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Hey I just noticed something about this image...
 
The pacman on the trailing unit appears to be eating a switch target...
 
Could that possible be the head of the switch for the 'rose fuel spur' in the attached map?
 
The vertically oriented street in the image is Lampson Street.
 

 
Unfortunately not, CP's GP35s had the fire extinguisher decal in the Pacman logo and that is what you are seeing.
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 41   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 5:42pm 
Response #432 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with IMG_9941_-_sM.jpg - 220814 Bytes
Two locomotives a Hudson tanker and a streamlined Pacific, both CRR of NJ locomotives awaite release from the Frankford yard.
frank
 

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 42   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 5:35pm 
Response #850 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with IMG_9954_-_S.jpg - 199234 Bytes
Here is my last Kit-bashed locomotive. The BLZ Streamlined Pacific, CRR of NJ #868.
frank

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 43   Regionals and Short Lines / RBMN / Re: Covered Wagons Headed for Port Clinton  Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 10:14am 
Response #3 By glennk419       Thread Started By glennk419
Are there any updates on the restoration of the F7's or RDC? Any chance we will see them running this summer?
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 44   Fallen Flags / LNE / Re: LNE Cement Car Thread    Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 7:01am 
Response #21 By gfluck1       Thread Started By firstbelt       View Thread with LNE_CoveredHopper-2_803x1156.jpg - 140468 Bytes
"L. & N.E. COVERED HOPPER CARS FOR CEMENT HANDLING" - Continued.
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 45   Fallen Flags / LNE / Re: LNE Cement Car Thread    Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 7:00am 
Response #20 By gfluck1       Thread Started By firstbelt       View Thread with LNE_CoveredHopper-1_799x1133.jpg - 190546 Bytes
The attached is from the August 19, 1939, "Railway Age", "L. & N.E. COVERED HOPPER CARS FOR CEMENT HANDLING".  

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 46   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 6:23am 
Response #431 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
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 47   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 1:45am 
Response #1954 By MinionII       Thread Started By cn2220
on Dec 12th, 2017, 3:27pm, Jamie_Masters wrote:       (Click here for original message)
January 28, 1991, 10.50 am, mile 1.7, Victoria Sub  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The Extra 5019 North crosses Lampson Street in Esquimalt, near to the beginning of it's journey to Wellcox.

 
Hey I just noticed something about this image...
 
The pacman on the trailing unit appears to be eating a switch target...
 
Could that possible be the head of the switch for the 'rose fuel spur' in the attached map?
 
The vertically oriented street in the image is Lampson Street.
 
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 48   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Trackage between Hereward and Devonshire - Victoria  Posted Jan 9th, 2018, 1:38am 
Response #52 By MinionII       Thread Started By MinionII
Dredging up my thread again  
 
The answer on the northernmost spur was right under my nose all along.
 
The 1960 Victoria Yard map actually shows the northernmost spur (the one with the switch about mid-way along the back of the Malkin warehouse) continuing past the 'platform' that appears to be at the end of the spur, curving to parallel Devonshire Rd, crossing Fairview Rd, and continuing a short distance further. No Building is shown on the map, and the spur itself if barely legible past the 'platform'. You can make out the word 'spur' at the lower left of the attached image.
 
I had to share this discovery since I've been bothering y'all with this thread for so long.  
 
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 49   Model Railroading / GardenRails / Re: The Biggest Little Railway In The World  Posted Jan 8th, 2018, 7:26pm 
Response #1 By TAB       Thread Started By Norm_Anderson
Hello Norm....it will be interesting to see if the locomotive holds up mechanically....Tom
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 50   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2018  Posted Jan 8th, 2018, 5:55pm 
Response #1 By Goose5       Thread Started By Goose5
Light engines southbound from Superior Propane at 2:10.
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 51   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Selling the E & N  Posted Jan 8th, 2018, 1:56am 
Response #1 By ENR3005       Thread Started By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza
I try not to bite at these type of threads, however I too have grown frustrated with the political woes we have seen since the E&N was transferred. The E&N should have been offered up to the province as a whole and maintained and protected by the province much like BC Rail's right of way instead of the current system where you have various groups and individuals angling for their own personal gain. A lease operator (hopefully selected with better discretion then the BC Rail take over) could then be given a realistic chance of turning the line back into a real railroad operation. Many models of this exist in the states such as the Vermont Rail System which has slowly evolved from nothing on leased abandoned rails from the government. What has happened to the E&N in my eyes is more criminal than what happened with BC Rail and I am sure in the years to come there will be some nice juicy fairy tales of how the E&N was allowed to wither and die.  The real truth is that none of the parties involved know anything about railroading which has been obvious to any reader of this forum for the past decade.
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 52   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: NS in Jamestown  Posted Jan 7th, 2018, 8:32pm 
Response #3 By towny72       Thread Started By Willie
They did a Hornell Meadville run through a few years back. WNYP crews on NS Power.
 
Was this to pull storage cars? About a year back the Meadville crew took in a big train of storage cars from NS and used the NS power.
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 53   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re: New Lenox, IL  Posted Jan 7th, 2018, 5:59pm 
Response #3 By ClydeDET       Thread Started By Henry
on Dec 19th, 2017, 2:19am, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Politicians can destroy anything. It is up to the people to stop them. I'm not optimistic either.

 
 
Not only can - but will. Have seen it far too often.
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 54   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 7th, 2018, 3:59pm 
Response #1953 By ENR3005       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Esquimalt_1960.jpg - 196862 Bytes
on Jan 7th, 2018, 1:13am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice shots Jamie.
 
Do you happen to know the track layout for the mill during this era? Was it just a single spur?
 
-Andrew

 
Thanks for these nice shots. Just a little info from tid bits I have kept over the years along with collected video. Just the west leg of the wye and the siding remained at the time of these photos. There was a lot more track and another industry at the tail of the Wye at least as far back as August 8, 1960 when the attached drawing was made. The Empire Cannery (always wondered what the guys in white helmets got fed) used to be served off the same piece of track as the mill which they cut and pasted in Thetis Cove due to space limitations in the drawing.

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 55   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Jan 7th, 2018, 3:56pm 
Response #1952 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220
on Jan 7th, 2018, 1:13am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice shots Jamie.
 
Do you happen to know the track layout for the mill during this era? Was it just a single spur?
 
-Andrew

 
It was just a single spur in it's last years, although I'm sure that back in the day when logs were delivered by rail, there had to be more.
 
  Jamie
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 56   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Jan 7th, 2018, 1:13am 
Response #1951 By MinionII       Thread Started By cn2220
Nice shots Jamie.
 
Do you happen to know the track layout for the mill during this era? Was it just a single spur?
 
-Andrew
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 57   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: NS in Jamestown  Posted Jan 6th, 2018, 9:30pm 
Response #2 By Willie       Thread Started By Willie
That's my guess.  From what they said they were there and used the yard a few times over the past couple weeks.  Correct me if I'm wrong but NS hasn't run the line since the coal trains and/or Portageville Detours.  The closest they come is Meadville right?
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 58   Model Railroading / GardenRails / The Biggest Little Railway In The World  Posted Jan 6th, 2018, 5:33pm 
NEW Post By Norm_Anderson
This may be old news to many, but I just heard about it yesterday.  BBC Channel 4 is airing a five-part television series, called "The Biggest Little Railway In The World."
 
Last summer, Dick Strawbridge assmbled a crew of several dozen builders and tasked them with constructing a rail line across Scotland, from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east.
 
Oh, and they're doing it in G Scale.
 
Apparently, no one has ever constructed a real railroad across that rugged terrain, but that fact has not deterred these folks.  In fact, it is probably what ignited them.
 
The line is seventy-three miles long.  That's seventy-three actual miles.  If the scale is British Gauge One (1:32), that works out to a little over 2,300 scale miles-- about the distance from Chicago to Los Angeles via Omaha, Cheyenne, and Salt Lake City.)
 
The locomotive appears to be steam-powered rather than electric.
 
Videos are scarce at this point, but should become easier to find once the show is broadcast.  Meanwhile, here's an article about the project:
 
http://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/entertainment/tv/reviews/2018/the-biggest-little-railway-in-the-world
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm
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 59   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 6th, 2018, 12:17am 
Response #1950 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_399_902x633.jpg - 50789 Bytes
April 3, 1989, 11.00 am, mile 3.4 Victoria Sub [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
On a grey April morning, the Extra 3001 North is seen switching the Victoria  
Plywood Mill at Plumper Bay in View Royal.
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 60   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: NS in Jamestown  Posted Jan 5th, 2018, 10:55pm 
Response #1 By railwatcher       Thread Started By Willie
They must have been lost!  LOL
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 61   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jan 5th, 2018, 7:55pm 
Response #57 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with 1-2_b.jpg - 193392 Bytes
Looking back at Stevensville in the Late 1870's. I can see the forum Railfan Forum has gone a little nutsy, in stopping very small photos from being posted. I'll try again. This is try number 7. Boy does this upset me.  
frank

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 62   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.    Posted Jan 5th, 2018, 7:37pm 
Response #397 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with 123_SP_reefer_-_S.jpg - 174343 Bytes
Another nice Old Gilbert HO car is #123 The Southern Pacific, Pacific Fruit Express refrigerator car. With an Orange body and Tuscan Red roof and ends.  
frank
 

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 63   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / NS in Jamestown  Posted Jan 5th, 2018, 9:56am 
NEW Post By Willie
Getting a report that NS is running through the Jamestown area today.  Can anyone confirm.
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 64   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Infrastructure / Re: Steepest Railroad Grade  Posted Jan 4th, 2018, 10:10pm 
Response #45 By George_Harris       Thread Started By Mark_Foster
Yes, it has been almost 10 years, however the subject recently came up.  The White Pass and Yukon has a grade stated as being 3.9% starting just east of Skagway cresting at White Pass.  The Skagway to White Pass distance on the railroad is 21 miles, and I believe that 14 of it is at the 3.9% rate.  Thinking of Saluda as being the steepest and it being out of service, I told someone that this was the steepest railroad grade in service in North America.  I was also considering that being for grades operated by adhesion, not rack or cable, and not transit system.  Some could argue that WP&Y should not be part of the railroads under consideration, as it is 3'-0" track gauge.  It is also now solely a tourist operation connecting with cruise ships.
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 65   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 4th, 2018, 8:40pm 
Response #1949 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_398_937x626.jpg - 36734 Bytes
January 27, 1993, 9.50 am , mile 14, Victoria Sub, [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
With Engineer Nicholson & Conductor Pallack in control, the Extra 3009 North is in the process of crossing the Niagara Canyon Bridge on a foggy winter's day.
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 66   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2018  Posted Jan 4th, 2018, 6:17pm 
NEW Post By Goose5
4 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 12:20. Returned with 3 cars at 3:05.
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 67   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 4th, 2018, 7:50am 
Response #430 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
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 68   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 3rd, 2018, 10:35pm 
Response #601 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_397_708x624.jpg - 33938 Bytes
March 25, 1957, CNR Tidewater Sub, [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Travelling south by timetable, the Extra 2128 grinds it's way up the 2% grade near Glenora, headed for the junction at Deerholme.
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 69   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jan 3rd, 2018, 1:15am 
Response #125 By MinionII       Thread Started By CPRail4744
Well Goose, other than replies 76 and 116, you submitted all of the movement reports for 2017!
 
Myself and I'm sure many others appreciate your efforts. I hope it is convenient for you to continue in 2018!
 
Much appreciated,
Andrew
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 70   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 3rd, 2018, 12:58am 
Response #600 By MinionII       Thread Started By vicguy
I've recently paged through this thread in its entirety, and while I find all of the images interesting, I especially like the ones showing the switching at Borden's, the ones at the BCFP mill just over the Selkirk trestle, the shot of the train in Johnson Terminal, and the ones out by Youbou.
 
Thanks very much for posting, and please don't stop!
 
-Andrew
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 71   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Trains out and about on the SR&CL Ry    Posted Jan 2nd, 2018, 10:28pm 
Response #171 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with PC312259.jpg - 93951 Bytes
Readying the plow.  #25 was out to assist if she lost her footing.  #25 stalled East of Jacks Pit and couldn't help me push up the grade East of the trestle where the curve and ice stalled me.  We backed to Phelps and put her away after 25 was fixed. A fun New Years Eve day!
 
Tom C.
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 72   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Trains out and about on the SR&CL Ry    Posted Jan 2nd, 2018, 10:22pm 
Response #170 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with PC312257.jpg - 107034 Bytes
More snow hit Battle Creek so #7 was used to push the plow again. She worked good!
 
Tom C.
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 73   Tourist Railroads and Museums / AllTourist / Re: New York Museum of Transportation: West Henrietta, NY    Posted Jan 2nd, 2018, 9:24pm 
Response #8 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with a8-2.jpg - 121746 Bytes
New York Museum of Transportation West Henrietta, NY
 
Please excuse the bad lighting.  
 
http://nymtmuseum.org/RailEquipment.php  
 
E DT AR wood line (ex-sweeper) trailer car (Brill, 1923 as C-125); ex-Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co./Philadelphia Transportation Co./Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (to 1974)/ex-Pennsylvania Trolley Museum line car 2 (1974-2009); on Lake Shore Electric Railway flat car trucks; undergoing restoration.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, December 3, 2017.
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 74   Tourist Railroads and Museums / AllTourist / Re: New York Museum of Transportation: West Henrietta, NY    Posted Jan 2nd, 2018, 9:23pm 
Response #7 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with a7-2.jpg - 136743 Bytes
New York Museum of Transportation: West Henrietta, NY
 
http://nymtmuseum.org/RailEquipment.php  
 
SE DT RR wood interurban car (Niles, 190; ex-Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester/Rochester, Lockport and Buffalo (1908-1931); shed at Knowlesville, N.Y. (1932-1999); at Rochester and Genesee Valley RR Mus. (1999-2009). Has Chicago Transit Authority 4000-series motor trucks (Baldwin, 1920s); car body in storage on blocks outside under tarp.  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, December 3, 2017.
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 75   Tourist Railroads and Museums / AllTourist / Re: New York Museum of Transportation: West Henrietta, NY    Posted Jan 2nd, 2018, 9:22pm 
Response #6 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with a6-2.jpg - 137213 Bytes
New York Museum of Transportation: West Henrietta, NY
 
http://nymtmuseum.org/RailEquipment.php  
 
I'm not sure the heritage of this  
 
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, December 3, 2017.
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