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tfctrains
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« Reply #920 on: Jan 20th, 2008, 2:28am »
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Budd Car ready to leave Courtenay heading south! Photo by F.Carter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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« Reply #921 on: Jan 29th, 2008, 12:53am »
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Sorry we missed you in Campbell River!

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« Reply #922 on: Feb 15th, 2008, 7:34pm »
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Tfctrains' photo of CPR 8828 arriving at Courtenay prompted me to post this photo of the same train dusting up the powder on the Trent River bridge northbound.  The date was December 29, 1984.


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« Reply #923 on: Feb 15th, 2008, 11:20pm »
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Sweet pic!

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Thanks!
 
The scene was repeated the next day, December 30, 1984, in sunlight for a better exposure.


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« Reply #925 on: Feb 16th, 2008, 1:16am »
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on Feb 16th, 2008, 1:02am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks!
 
The scene was repeated the next day, December 30, 1984, in sunlight for a better exposure.

Anyone know how they would have to set this consist up?  Engines idling or fast idle in the RDCs (to run heat/ac) and brakes operated by the GP-9?   Would the drive shafts in the RDCs have to be dropped/removed or can they be pulled indefinitely in neutral?  
 
Nice shot either way!  Welcome to the forum.


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« Reply #926 on: Feb 16th, 2008, 2:20am »
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Nice to see you on track young fellow, I need to see the Budd Car at Bayton now.

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« Reply #927 on: Feb 16th, 2008, 2:42am »
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on Feb 16th, 2008, 1:16am, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Anyone know how they would have to set this consist up?  Engines idling or fast idle in the RDCs (to run heat/ac) and brakes operated by the GP-9?   Would the drive shafts in the RDCs have to be dropped/removed or can they be pulled indefinitely in neutral?  
 
Nice shot either way!  Welcome to the forum.

Anytime that I have been on the cars when they are being pulled I believe they are in neutral, the reason they were being pulled was that it was very cold and they wanted to make sure there was to problems.


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« Reply #928 on: Feb 16th, 2008, 10:33pm »
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Snow accumulation, not temperature, would be the main concern.  Back then, they still had power in Victoria & the cheapest way to deal with it was to put the GP-9 on the dayliner.  Otherwise, pay a full crew to run cab hop or plow in front of the buddcar.

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on Mar 25th, 2007, 2:08am, Coastrail wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I am surprised to see that Geeps were used back in the 60s on the Cowichan Sub. Even though its only an excursion train, I would have thought that the Baldwins would have been used.

 
Sorry to jump into this almost a year after your post ...
 
I remember that excursion!
I grew up close to the Cowichan Lake sub ... quite close to Hayward Junction. I remember seeing that excursion heading toward Lake Cowichan and having a very tricky time getting under the bridge that carried the old Island Highway about a mile from Hayward. The 85-foot passenger cars almost clipped the wooden bents of the bridge.
The entire train, cars and Geeps, came over from the mainland. It was the first time I ever saw a Geep!
The only other time I saw a train having trouble under that bridge was when a mobile spar tree, built on an old army tank chassis by Madill Ltd in Nanaimo, was being hauled on a flatcar. The track curved under the bridge and the overhang from the spar pole almost hit one of the bents.  
In both cases, the trains went through at less than a crawl, with a crewman watching closely!.


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on Feb 16th, 2008, 10:33pm, CP8673 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Snow accumulation, not temperature, would be the main concern.  Back then, they still had power in Victoria & the cheapest way to deal with it was to put the GP-9 on the dayliner.  Otherwise, pay a full crew to run cab hop or plow in front of the buddcar.

Yes you are right, and there may have been more snow on the south end of the Island, at the time the crew were friends of mine and I would meet them in Courtenay to help turn seats etc.  They mentioned to me at the time it was because of the cold weather.


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« Reply #931 on: Feb 17th, 2008, 1:10am »
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In case anyone is interested, the mountainrailway.com website has expanded to include classic RDC pictures.
 
Check out #9199 @ Nanaimo: http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/RDC/CP%209100/CP%209199.htm
 
#9103 @ Parksville: http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/RDC/CP%209100/CP%209103.htm
 
#9054 @ Nanaimo: http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/RDC/CP%209000/CP%209054.htm
 
#9055 @ Nanaimo: http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/RDC/CP%209000/CP%209055.htm
 
Index page: http://www.mountainrailway.com/Motive%20Power%20Page.htm


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« Reply #932 on: Feb 23rd, 2008, 12:03pm »
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What a difference a day makes ... went down today in the rain and took some shots...


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the pole cars are hidden down in the back


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lots of cars in the yard

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Not much going on this morning


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Those FMC hoppers are STILL there?
 
I took this picture on Dec. 24, 2007...
 


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« Reply #937 on: Feb 23rd, 2008, 9:50pm »
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If you notice they have set up the unloading auger in the later pic.   Maybe it's fertilizer and the customer was slow to collect.

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on Feb 23rd, 2008, 9:50pm, Cody wrote:       (Click here for original message)
If you notice they have set up the unloading auger in the later pic.   Maybe it's fertilizer and the customer was slow to collect.

 
 
That's a reasonable explanation, thanks Cody.


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A picture from July 1990 of Welcox Yard.

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