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firstbelt
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« Reply #80 on: Jan 1st, 2013, 10:00am »
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Found a neat photo of my friend John, who left me the photos above.  I took a small contingent of railfans and daisypickers to Bayview Junction and Botanical Gardens in 1980.  We took a side trip to Hamilton TH&B roundhouse area (transitioning to CP), where we spotted this piece of track work.  Any ideas what they used this for?

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Henry
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« Reply #81 on: Jan 1st, 2013, 12:30pm »
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Looks like it was used to load some kind of relatively light rail equipment onto flatcars with rails on their decks. Interesting photo!
 
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« Reply #82 on: Jan 1st, 2013, 11:24pm »
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Possibly used for loading light equiptment on to flat deck trailers maybe?

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« Reply #83 on: Jan 15th, 2013, 7:34pm »
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Looks like a practice ramp for one of Evil Kneivel's famous speeder jumps of the Grand Canyon.

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« Reply #84 on: Feb 26th, 2013, 10:59pm »
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Could have been used for loading or unloading wheel/axles.

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firstbelt
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« Reply #85 on: Jul 25th, 2013, 11:19pm »
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Another one for you, photo taken July 1983 in Montreal.  Ex-CP FP7A laying over, waiting for commuter duty.

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« Reply #86 on: Jul 26th, 2013, 12:41am »
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Wow!!  Thanks for posting that.  What a gorgeous old engine!  

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