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Mark J
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« Reply #60 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 5:48pm »
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There was an empty pipe train tied down in #2 track, which ironically was the train that we came from Cranbrook on.  We were relieved at Hosmer on the Cranbrook sub as we ran out of time.

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Mark J
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« Reply #61 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 5:52pm »
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Here is mile 0.0, another stitched shot.  #1 track in the foreground, the main which our train is on, #2 track next over, and #3 track furthest away.  
 
Crowsnest used to have an eight track yard with shops and a turntable but this is all that remains.


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« Reply #62 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 6:28pm »
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We canged off with the Lethbridge crew and watched the train by, stopped the tailend in front of us to cut off the SD40-2 to run it back down to Sparwood for the next coal train.  Here the train is well under way on the Crowsnest sub.

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Mark J
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« Reply #63 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 6:31pm »
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Here's 9001, the SD40-2F that was on the end of our train.  
 
That's all for now...


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« Reply #64 on: Jun 18th, 2005, 9:39am »
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Mark, once again a great photo essay! Keep them coming.

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« Reply #65 on: Jul 18th, 2005, 10:10am »
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on Jun 18th, 2005, 9:39am, Bear_Creek wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Mark, once again a great photo essay! Keep them coming.

 
Indeed, I am enjoying these immensly. Please don't stop.  


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« Reply #66 on: Jul 24th, 2005, 1:47pm »
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I was just up around frank last week! I saw 2 CEFX SD90MAC's with a grain train and a UP SD90MAC on the end! It was amazing seeing pass down below from the deck of the frank slide interpitive center! Union pacific is making its mark on my trip. not long before, i caught an SD70M in the CN yard!

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« Reply #67 on: Aug 26th, 2005, 5:52pm »
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awsome pictures! KVR fan is going to love these! i love the snow in the second to last shot!

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« Reply #68 on: Aug 27th, 2005, 3:35pm »
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It is simply impossible to get enough pics of that era in that area!!!
 
Imagine the sound of that 3 builder lashup....38D8 1/8, 12-244, 16-567B, 16-567C, all on one train, would have been incedible....if only video cameras were around then!


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« Reply #69 on: Aug 28th, 2005, 10:57pm »
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Wonderful to hear the perspective of one who was there...I've loing known that what is fascinating and sought after for railfans, is noting like that for those who worked with the stuff...although, it is great that even though it was hard work(even looks like it..I've always noticed cab units are dificult to get in and out of..you're right, grabs and steps always polished to an icy slick shine!), they at least had the foresight to record what they knew was soon to be gone, form a perpective that only an employee could very often get.
 
244' s at idle always sound like they are on the verge of dying...and it is true, a GM will always  out vocal everything else, even though the sound is not at all irregular, like an MLW or even a GE..always wondered why that was..I came across a grain drag eastbound at Kemnay Mb in late 94, with SD40 5506, M636 4740, and M630 4555(this was right at the end, these things had already cheated retirement once, always felt very lucky to have come across that, in the west to boot!..oh and better yet, it was also a train of about 100 40 foot grain boxes, also on about their last trip)..and even on the video I shot trying to capture the 251s for the last time as he pulled out of the siding, the SD40 out-does them!
 
I've always doen my best to be a railfan who also had some knowledge and respect for how things work, basically not be an FRN, or a foamer, seen enough stupidity out there, the title is often well deserved..
 
Unfortunate that I've never heard an O-P....I've heard that 4104 has been operated a few times..wich I could get a heads up on that!


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on Aug 29th, 2005, 3:57pm, Alco_GE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Derails are usually intended to derail 'Runaway' Cars, however, they will derail MANNED Locomotives, too.
 
After the CEFX, AND a couple of others, it was decided the Derail was too close to Town, so, during a Track relocation, the Derail was moved East about 800 ft.  Guess What!
 
 

 

 
Is that patched SP AC44 UP 6193?


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« Reply #71 on: Aug 30th, 2005, 2:34am »
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on Aug 29th, 2005, 4:57pm, Alco_GE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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The following type of Locomotive Consist was known as a 'Dog's Breakfast.'
 
Extra 4030 West at Sparwood.  Trailing Unit C Line 4053.
 


 
Also known as a dream come true for a photographer!


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Mark J
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« Reply #72 on: Aug 30th, 2005, 5:20am »
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Excellent!!

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missthealcos
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« Reply #73 on: Aug 31st, 2005, 12:36am »
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The roundhouse is still in use, is it not?

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Mark J
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on Aug 29th, 2005, 4:55pm, zartok-35 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Is that patched SP AC44 UP 6193?

 
Yes sir, all the UP power that comes thru on this corridor is out of Hinkle, Oregon.


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on Aug 31st, 2005, 12:36am, missthealcos wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The roundhouse is still in use, is it not?

 
 
Most definately on a daily basis.  The roundhouse is used for minor repairs and maintenance.
 
(My appologies for the poor quality of this one)


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SW1200RSu 1238 in the roundhouse last summer after some damage to its pilot on the cab end

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« Reply #77 on: Sep 7th, 2005, 7:57pm »
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This one was given to me by a fellow railroader, three Hliners (8711, 8609, 8710) coming down grade at McGillivray (now called Fabro) at mile 6.5 on the Cranbrook sub with a sulphur drag, photographer unknown.


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Three pictures stitched together from an empty ballast train climbing the 1% grade up through Riley just east of Cranbrook.  There is a cut of 25 machine flats on the headend for the steel gang in Cranbrook.


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I took these the other day at the east end of the siding of Colvalli on the Cranbrook sub.  I am standing up on a mound of dirt with the old abandonned Cranbrook sub imediately in front of me.  This is where the old junction was between the Windermere sub and Cranbrook sub, as mentioned earlier.
 
Here is 9648 west with a 124 car loaded coal train from the Elkview coal mine in Sparwood, BC about to go over the east siding switch.


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