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vicguy
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« Reply #1180 on: Mar 20th, 2009, 2:43am »
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on Mar 20th, 2009, 1:57am, Balto wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I was trying to get pictures of the Duncan turn today on my way up to Nanaimo. About what time did it go down and back at?

 
Since the dayliner has a strict schedule, it makes the Duncan turn keep to a schedule too because there are hardly any places where they can meet. Thats great for us railfans as we know (most of the time!) when it gets to Duncan. The three most recent times I've seen the train switching Top Shelf between 11:00 and 11:30, from there it takes about 1 1/2 hours to get back to Nanaimo. Today it probably got back about 13:00.  
 
It wasn't a nice day to be out railfanning, but your pictures turned out great Balto!  
 
Minionll and CPRail4744: Watching the cars rocking back and forth is quite the sight!  


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« Reply #1181 on: Mar 20th, 2009, 7:44am »
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on Mar 19th, 2009, 10:21pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's my first attempt at a video, so please be kind! I was pretty cold at this point making for a shaky video, sorry about that! Do you guys use a tripod or something else?  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCYZrManZQU

 
I try to use a tripod for video - once in a while you can't get set up fast enough.
If you don't have a tripod, keep your elbows tucked in as close to your body as possible. Don't use the flip-out screen as your viewfinder - always use the small viewfinder (this also saves battery power).
If you don't have a tripod, start with a cheap one if you have no other choice. But before buying, make sure the head swivels freely. I was in a hurry recently and bought one that didn't swivel - as a result, my pan shots are crappy. I now only use that tripod when I have to set up a camera and leave it locked down for long-term static shots.
Last summer when I went to BC, I didn't bother taking a tripod with me - it was easier and cheaper to pop in to the Wal-Mart in Duncan and pick one up, rather than trying to carry one with my luggage etc on the plane.
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« Reply #1182 on: Mar 21st, 2009, 1:06am »
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on Mar 20th, 2009, 2:43am, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Since the dayliner has a strict schedule, it makes the Duncan turn keep to a schedule too because there are hardly any places where they can meet. Thats great for us railfans as we know (most of the time!) when it gets to Duncan. The three most recent times I've seen the train switching Top Shelf between 11:00 and 11:30, from there it takes about 1 1/2 hours to get back to Nanaimo. Today it probably got back about 13:00.  
 
It wasn't a nice day to be out railfanning, but your pictures turned out great Balto!

 
Ok, thanks for the info and for the comment vicguy!
 
 
on Mar 19th, 2009, 12:28am, CLC Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey Balto, looks like you had some decent weather for your trip.  Here's a vid of your train just leaving Nanaimo station.  I think I saw ya in the window..

 
Thatís a good video CLC Fan! Its cool thinking Iím sitting in that train. I saw you glance at what probably seemed like a crazy teenager waving at a stranger from the train  .
 
 
Here's my last picture of the Dayliner that I'll be taking this trip. My ferry leaves Nanaimo before the Dayliner will arrive tomorrow so I'll have to come back to the island this summer to take more pictures! I also want to try and see 124 and 129 before I leave. At least I can see Wellcox from my hotel window  ! Anyways, here's a picture of the south bound Dayliner coming into Union Bay.


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« Reply #1183 on: Mar 21st, 2009, 2:00pm »
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Photos of SRY 910 & 911 @ Wellcox I believe Rail America leased for awhile in 1999. Both photos taken Feb. 24, 1999 Can anyone confirm the dates the were on the island for??

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« Reply #1184 on: Mar 21st, 2009, 2:01pm »
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« Reply #1185 on: Mar 21st, 2009, 9:22pm »
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on Mar 21st, 2009, 2:00pm, Firejackel wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Photos of SRY 910 & 911 @ Wellcox I believe prior to Rail America getting their units to the island in 1999. I have the date for Both photos taken Feb. 24, 1999?? Can anyone confirm my dates? I never been sure on the year...

Can't confirm dates, but you are right SRY rented 'em to Rail Generica so they could get started


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« Reply #1186 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 12:44am »
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Here you go, gang.  Some Port Alberni turn coverage from a different perspective.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSf5UVv_YUY
 
Take a ride on the Port sub.


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« Reply #1187 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 1:11am »
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on Mar 25th, 2009, 12:44am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here you go, gang. †Some Port Alberni turn coverage from a different perspective.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSf5UVv_YUY
 
Take a ride on the Port sub.

Another excellent vid.  Brings back memories.  Thanks muchly for sharing


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« Reply #1188 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 3:00am »
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Wow, thank you so much Sidewinder! I never got to see a train run the PA sub... until the last couple weeks. If you have any other footage do not hesitate posting it. Also enjoyed your previous clips

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« Reply #1189 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 8:39am »
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on Mar 25th, 2009, 12:44am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here you go, gang. †Some Port Alberni turn coverage from a different perspective.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSf5UVv_YUY
 
Take a ride on the Port sub.

 
Thank you!!!!
Fabulous footage!
 
Just one question though -- do you know why there were a couple of CN transfer cabeese in the Port Alberni yard/
thanks
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« Reply #1190 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 10:29am »
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on Mar 25th, 2009, 8:39am, thehighwayman wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Thank you!!!!
Fabulous footage!
 
Just one question though -- do you know why there were a couple of CN transfer cabeese in the Port Alberni yard/
thanks
Will

 
Those belong to the Alberni Pacific Railway. They have since been converted into passenger cars, (three open air and two enclosed), and are used on the run up to the mill.


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« Reply #1191 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 7:46pm »
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Another great video Sidewinder, thanks for posting it.
 
That pic of unit 911 has a CP caboose in the background...what year was it taken?


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« Reply #1192 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 8:15pm »
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Thanks Sidewinder! That must have been a fun ride

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« Reply #1193 on: Mar 25th, 2009, 8:27pm »
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on Mar 25th, 2009, 7:46pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Another great video Sidewinder, thanks for posting it.
 
That pic of unit 911 has a CP caboose in the background...what year was it taken?

 
 
I took that photo Feb. 24, 1999. RA leased 910 & 911 for awhile when they first came to the island. I have a picture of another loco that was here around the same time LLPX 2009. I'll post a pic in the next day or so.
 
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« Reply #1194 on: Mar 26th, 2009, 12:39am »
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on Mar 25th, 2009, 12:44am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here you go, gang. †Some Port Alberni turn coverage from a different perspective.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSf5UVv_YUY
 
Take a ride on the Port sub.

wow, simply amazing! Thanks for posting!!


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« Reply #1195 on: Mar 26th, 2009, 12:52am »
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Wow, thank you so much Sidewinder! I never got to see a train run the PA sub... until the last couple weeks. If you have any other footage do not hesitate posting it. Also enjoyed your previous clips

 
There is no more footage of trains on the Port sub itself. †There is more that could be posted, but the scenes feature Port Turns on the Victoria sub on their way to Parksville.
 
Thanks to ENR_fan, CP8673, thehighwayman, Minionll, vicguy and prairie_dog_central for your comments. †Hope I didn't overlook anyone. †Yes, vicguy, it was a fun ride but the video doesn't really do the experience justice.
 
Thehighwayman, if you can find advertisements for the Alberni Pacific steam program they should show the CN transfer cabooses as they appear today.


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« Reply #1196 on: Mar 26th, 2009, 9:01pm »
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I intended to chase the Duncan Turn today, but it didn't show up! So I scouted the E&N between Duncan and Nanaimo for future photo locations and to have a look at the new paint scheme at Wellcox. When I got there, the twins were not, so I made a trip out to Superior and watched them switch the spur. The conductor walked over and introduced himself and we chatted for a minute before they left. All in all, turned into a good day, when I was finally able to track the train down!

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« Reply #1197 on: Mar 26th, 2009, 9:07pm »
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The new paint and logo. At first I wasn't crazy about it, but  its looking better after seeing it in person.

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« Reply #1198 on: Mar 26th, 2009, 9:11pm »
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That picture almost looks photo shopped. Awsome pict of the twins new coat!

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« Reply #1199 on: Mar 26th, 2009, 9:13pm »
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I'll add videos later after they are processed by Youtube, here is another pic of the new look (more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7307607@N06/sets/72157615866536537/ ):

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