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vicguy
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« Reply #1200 on: Mar 26th, 2009, 10:37pm »
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And here's the videos (sorry guys, no tripod yet!):
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNt_XFV-Kks
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXBYdvwZfrE
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3MkTGjaXfk
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmi1MyCCHxA
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHf7MkXuXQo


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« Reply #1201 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 1:34am »
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Sounds like SRY did a 3 way horn swap, 119 got 129's lousy horn, 110 got 119's horn and 129 got 110's horn.

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« Reply #1202 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 6:24pm »
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I love the way those locos sound when they throttle up/down.  

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cn2220
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« Reply #1203 on: Mar 27th, 2009, 6:38pm »
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on Mar 27th, 2009, 6:24pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I love the way those locos sound when they throttle up/down.  

 
Gotta love the sound of the EMD 567 engine.


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Sidewinder
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« Reply #1204 on: Apr 15th, 2009, 12:36am »
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A timely stop for lunch at Buckley Bay April 2nd provided an opportunity to catch the northbound Budd car crossing the Tsable River bridge at 12:20.

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vicguy
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« Reply #1205 on: Apr 21st, 2009, 3:10am »
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Some pictures and videos from todays Nanaimo switcher:
 

 

 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvVyBsO2te0
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHlKi13-G30
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJxu6dDPQvI


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« Reply #1206 on: Apr 21st, 2009, 6:10am »
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Nice pics and videos Vicguy!
 
 
One question: how do the twins get on the south side of the 2 empties?  
 
I'm assuming the sequence here was:
 
1) 4 full propane cars being hauled north.
 
2)  The twins with the 4 full cars haul the 2 empties out of the spur.
 
3) The 2 empties are switched onto the mainline.
 
4) The 4 full cars are switched onto the spur.
 
5) Now the twins couple to the 2 empties on the mainline... but unless I'm missing something here, they're on the (north) wrong side of the 2 empties... and in the last video, the twins are on the south side of the empties heading back to the yard.  
 
Is there a loop just north of the propane spur that they use to run around the cars?
 


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cn2220
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« Reply #1207 on: Apr 21st, 2009, 8:17am »
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on Apr 21st, 2009, 6:10am, Speeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice pics and videos Vicguy!
 
 
Is there a loop just north of the propane spur that they use to run around the cars?
 

 
They normally use the Wellington siding just north of the propane place.


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MinionII
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« Reply #1208 on: Apr 21st, 2009, 10:12pm »
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Wow...in that first video, he either didn't want to hold up that white truck, or wanted to put on an acceleration show for the camera! That sounded like he made it at least to notch 4 going past the camera...
 
Sounds good.  


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« Reply #1209 on: Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:09am »
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on Apr 21st, 2009, 10:12pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wow...in that first video, he either didn't want to hold up that white truck, or wanted to put on an acceleration show for the camera! That sounded like he made it at least to notch 4 going past the camera...
 
Sounds good.  

 
Or they're going for a quit...


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vicguy
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« Reply #1210 on: Apr 23rd, 2009, 10:04pm »
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Beautiful day to be trackside!
 



 
other pics from today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7307607@N06/sets/72157617148949397/
 
and videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id0RezYVYo0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhV3-tr2_rY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhk9w9dGM5Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuXvBncthpo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD1g3V1ZjEQ
 


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« Reply #1211 on: Apr 24th, 2009, 7:55am »
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on Apr 23rd, 2009, 10:04pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Beautiful day to be trackside!

 
No kidding!  Those are some great pics Chris!  Certainly better than the crappy weather (-6 and snow on the ground) here in Calgary...
 
Jon


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« Reply #1212 on: Apr 24th, 2009, 9:40pm »
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on Apr 24th, 2009, 7:55am, joncalon wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
No kidding!  Those are some great pics Chris!  Certainly better than the crappy weather (-6 and snow on the ground) here in Calgary...
 
Jon

 
Thanks Jon!  I was talking to my buddy in Calgary last night and he was complaining about all the snow too. You just can't beat west coast weather!


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« Reply #1213 on: May 5th, 2009, 9:05am »
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meet the north bound budds at mile 104 on my way to the little qualicum river bridge 6135,6144

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« Reply #1214 on: May 5th, 2009, 3:29pm »
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Now there's a photo that just screams "Vancouver Island"!  Nice one, capt.  It seems that two-car trains are showing up more often these days, even in the "off" season.  That's good to see.

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« Reply #1215 on: May 20th, 2009, 12:00am »
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Came across a short video sequence of a Duncan Turn leaving Wellcox featuring a GP-38 teamed up with a high-nose GP-9 in the lead. Long hood forward, yet, sporting white flags.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9V_enAdxLE


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« Reply #1216 on: May 20th, 2009, 1:40am »
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Another great video which may have answered my question about how a Duncan / Victoria turn looked and ran after CN shutdown their barge slip in Victoria. I imagine all of those cars were Victoria bound to be left on the siding in Duncan to be picked up by another crew out of Victoria. Many of the cars would be left for interchange with CN. I had read somewhere that freights were running up to 5 days a week at times to Duncan for a while to deal with the brief surge of traffic as a result of CN's slip being shutdown. The first car in the consist looks like it would be for Borden Mercantile and the CN 40ft boxcars destined for BCFP and Johnston Terminals, the CP reefer destined for EH Pope and the LPG cars for ICG and Superior. Thanks for another glimpse into the past.

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« Reply #1217 on: May 20th, 2009, 7:26pm »
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Typical operations around that time, as I recall, had the Victoria crew running a turn to Malahat three days a week, where they would swap trains with the crew out of Wellcox.

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« Reply #1218 on: May 20th, 2009, 10:20pm »
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on May 20th, 2009, 7:26pm, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Typical operations around that time, as I recall, had the Victoria crew running a turn to Malahat three days a week, where they would swap trains with the crew out of Wellcox.

Actually, it is possible that video should have been called "Malahat Turn".  My slides over time got labelled with Victoria Turn, Malahat Turn and Duncan Turn. There were no slides of that particular train (a problem when shooting video) and I couldn't remember what term should apply.  Should have paid closer attention to that sort of stuff.
 
ENR3005, thanks for the comment.  Glad you enjoyed the video.  Came across a few more scenes showing "Turns" in the vicinity of Nanaimo.  They will get posted in time.... hopefully.


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« Reply #1219 on: May 20th, 2009, 10:26pm »
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Great vid! And about the frieghtcar breakdown.. to 3005: e.h. pope  wasnt a  customer yet in 1988  as they didnt seem to start getting cars until around 1990 or so. That warehouse was built around 1983 and was a distribution/ grocery retail called ' distributer foods'.  My uncle was in management there at the time and they would recieve up to 6 boxcars at a time but that ended and the business vacated around late 1986.  However  at the time of the video CP was still unloading a good number of cars in the vic west  yard plus standard furniture and the langford siding/team track got cars as well as garden city warehousing on the store street spur.

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