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« Reply #100 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 12:02am »
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I don't know if it factors into your questions, but CN's tracks on the island of Newfoundland were narrow guage.  The photo of the one G8 in St. Johns NFLD would have narrow guage trucks.

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« Reply #101 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 12:31am »
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CN did have some standard gauge G8's as well. Though I believe only the 2 G12's, 991 and 992 were used on the island. The G12's were really interesting units, according to the 1974 CN locomotive data sheets, they were unable to MU with anything, as they were not equipped for MU operation.  
 
The difference in look could just be a design change on EMD's part. For example, take the SD70M and SD70M-2. They are essentially the same locomotive, with an extremely different look. I believe 991 was the older of the 2, and had the angled cab roof, while 992 had the curved cab roof.


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« Reply #102 on: Feb 28th, 2007, 8:13pm »
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I was doing a little reading and I don't think 1420, ex 1058 was ever used on the Island but it is currently at Lynn Creek in North Vancouver. It's on one of the yard power sets with SW1200RS 7303. It looks like it has been in a side-swipe accident. One of the windshields on the hogger's side is broken, and there is quite a lot of fresh paint on the same side.  
 
on May 23rd, 2006, 2:51am, CPRail4744 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I presume this guy that lives in the Kamloops Yard is related to the GMD-1's from the Island?




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« Reply #103 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 11:24pm »
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Point Ellice yard with the Centennial Train. From the same gallery as the E&N pictures.

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« Reply #104 on: Mar 25th, 2007, 1:34am »
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Well now I know what the centennial train looked like. Did this train ever make a run on the CN line from Victoria or did it just use the CN yard because it had better public access than the E&N yard. I would assume that it came down the E&N line from Nanaimo.

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« Reply #105 on: Mar 25th, 2007, 12:08pm »
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I know that speed in answering is nice but having just joined I have been reading as fast as time permits.  Coastrail about 2 years ago you asked if there was an excursion on the CN line in the 60's.  I think it was the very early 60's but when I find the 8mm of it I maybe able to give you a year.  My dad took some footage of it as it headed southbound over Helmcken Rd.  I will do my best to see what more I can find out for you.

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« Reply #106 on: Mar 25th, 2007, 1:38pm »
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on Mar 25th, 2007, 12:08pm, Piglet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I know that speed in answering is nice but having just joined I have been reading as fast as time permits.  Coastrail about 2 years ago you asked if there was an excursion on the CN line in the 60's.  I think it was the very early 60's but when I find the 8mm of it I maybe able to give you a year.  My dad took some footage of it as it headed southbound over Helmcken Rd.  I will do my best to see what more I can find out for you.

 
I have a train order from 1959 (i think - and do not have time to look for it - so date is a guess) for "Psgr Extra 2100 West" at Victoria


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« Reply #107 on: Apr 7th, 2007, 10:47pm »
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I haven't had a chance to check that CN pass extra footage I have, but I was thinking that when I was young and taking the bus in from View Royal to go to school I sure remember the area around Pt. Ellis.  
I remember both the 44 tonners, SW's and the GMD-1's.  The thing I remember most about the engines in Victoria in the early 60's was the the crews seemed to not only wash but polish the engines down in the wire pen.
I so remember going down in 1967 to the top of the yard to go through the Centennial train as that is where it was displayed.  I also remember the coal distributor in the corner right next to enterance to the yard who even in the early 60's was very busy.  In the picture in #56 you can see the two tracks and the coal storage area as well.  I remember seeing the 44's running down past the other part of the yard on the interchange track to the E&N.


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« Reply #108 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 11:12pm »
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Does anyone know of the numbers of current CN locomotives that are still in CN ownership that ran on the Island? And maybe where they are? Thank you.  

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« Reply #109 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 3:07am »
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Does anyone know of the numbers of current CN locomotives that are still in CN ownership that ran on the Island? And maybe where they are? Thank you.  

 
1410(1003) and 1423(1000) are the only two still operational, 1414(1002) is currently stored dead at Homewood, IL.  
 
Dispositions of the "regulars".
 
GE 44-tonners
#3: Retired  
#4: Retired  
#5: Retired  
 
GE 80-tonner
#74: Retired. Preserved at West Coast Railway Association in Squamish.
 
GM G12's
991: Retired 1976. Used as part sources for the GM G8's used in Newfoundland.
992: Retired 1976. Used as part sources for the GM G8's used in Newfoundland.
 
GM GMD-1's
1000: rebuilt and renumbered 1423. Wanders the system
1001: Retrucked and renumbered 1101, since retired.
1002: rebuilt and renumbered 1414. Stored at Homewood, IL on shop trucks.
1003: rebuilt and renumber 1410. Wanders the system
1030: Retrucked and renumbered 1130, sold to Cuba
1040: Retrucked and renumbered 1140, sold to Cuba
1070: Retrucked and renumbered 1170. Sold to Taylor Group Marine then sold to SRY 1204.
 
GM SW8's
7154: Retired 1989
7155: Retired 1989
7156: Retired 1989


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« Reply #110 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 10:22am »
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The difference in look could just be a design change on EMD's part. For example, take the SD70M and SD70M-2. They are essentially the same locomotive, with an extremely different look. I believe 991 was the older of the 2, and had the angled cab roof, while 992 had the curved cab roof.
I'm pretty sure that curved-cab G8s are the early phase.


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« Reply #111 on: Apr 20th, 2007, 2:22pm »
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7156: Retired 1989

 
Speaking of the 7156, here she is at Point Ellice five years before retirement, October 8, 1984.


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And the Point Ellice barge slip on the same day.  Mile 0.0 of the Cowichan sub.

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« Reply #113 on: Apr 22nd, 2007, 3:13pm »
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The images of mine of the G12's were used for the original Train Sim model.  I met a person who wanted to do a model for the train sim so I supplied the images.  In return he did a model of the CPR Baldwins from my collection.  This was back in the begining of the Train Sim.  The hardest part of the baldwin was the sound.  I did not notice the difference in the cab roof until he brought it to my attention.
Here is an image of a GMD1 at Deerholm about 1965.
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Here is another image at the shop in Victoria.
Gordon.


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« Reply #115 on: Apr 22nd, 2007, 7:02pm »
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Nice pictures, Gordon. Nice to see the GMD-1 in green & gold.

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« Reply #116 on: May 3rd, 2007, 4:47am »
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cn deerholme yard mid 80's

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« Reply #117 on: May 3rd, 2007, 4:50am »
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Tidewater Sub-- at Cowichan Bay spotting up the barge

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« Reply #118 on: May 3rd, 2007, 11:23am »
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Very cool pics, tr1467! Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #119 on: May 3rd, 2007, 11:53am »
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I second Mike's comment.  Those are great shots tr, thank you for sharing those with us.

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