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« Reply #80 on: Dec 4th, 2005, 1:18am »
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on Dec 3rd, 2005, 3:16pm, CP8673 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I think is was one of those jobs you either loved or hated, the times I rode along with the Deerholme job, it was usually the same guys working it.  Victoria seemed to have a bit of a rotation week after week, if memory serves me right

 
This person said he worked the Deerholme job. From the way he was describing it he was on the spareboard and would be called once in a while to work the Cowichan Sub, it also sounded like he worked out of Deerholme when they still were running south to Colwood.


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« Reply #81 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 10:54pm »
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Mainland railroading with a loose Island connection:
 
On Saturday Feb 11th, 2006 I found CN 1444, a GMD1 riding B-B flexicoil trucks, switching grain hoppers at the wheat pool in North Vancouver coupled to very old GP(9?).    Usually this job is handled by matched sets of end-cab SWs.   These GMD1s are getting closer to the Island all the time.  The unit was running smooth and smoke free.  


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« Reply #82 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 11:57pm »
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on Feb 12th, 2006, 10:54pm, Cody wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Mainland railroading with a loose Island connection:
 
Usually this job is handled by matched sets of end-cab SWs.   These GMD1s are getting closer to the Island all the time.  The unit was running smooth and smoke free.  

 
Any of the yard jobs at Lynn Creek will pull or spot the elevators, I've done it a few times. We even used Road power, one yard job I was on we had SD50F 5408 and BNSF SD40-2 8076.
 
Current power at Lynn Creek
 
Set 1: SW1200RS 7309, 7303
Set 2: SW1200RS 7306, 7311
Set 3: GP9 7067, GMD-1 1444


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« Reply #83 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 12:22am »
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Another classic picture from 1973.  Love that "Front" ...  

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« Reply #84 on: Mar 8th, 2006, 1:22am »
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Is the date correct for this..?

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« Reply #85 on: Mar 8th, 2006, 3:59am »
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on Mar 8th, 2006, 1:22am, CLC Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Is the date correct for this..?

 
It's probably correct, CN introduced the wet noodle in 1960.


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« Reply #86 on: May 22nd, 2006, 4:01am »
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on Jul 16th, 2005, 2:05am, KVR Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
If only I had stepped back a bit more...  
 
October 4, 1985.

 
I was doing a little digging, and apparently the 1002 is stored at the Homewood, IL shops. It's sitting on shop trucks iin a dead line.


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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 #88 on: May 23rd, 2006, 3:18am »
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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?

 
 
Sort off, the 1000 series GMD-1's were rebuilt into the 1400's(1100's and 1600's as well), I don't think the 1420 spent any time over there though.


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« Reply #89 on: Jun 3rd, 2006, 1:19am »
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I was in Youbou last week and to my surprise i found that there is still some of the CNR track in place!!! the North leg of the wye is still there and looks better than some parts of the E&N! also some of the mainline is in place though overgrown there are lots of lengths of rails parts of switches and joints and fishplates about.


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« Reply #90 on: Jun 6th, 2006, 5:08pm »
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I'm amazed how many guys I've met at work that worked the Victoria or Deerholme Jobs, non of the regular guys are still working for CN but guys that worked the jobs when they went spare.

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« Reply #91 on: Jul 5th, 2006, 10:40pm »
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A great link:  
 
http://www.shownontheweb.com/RR/html/cnr_1977_1.html


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« Reply #92 on: Sep 3rd, 2006, 1:05pm »
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is it me or does that look like the end of a passenger car on the right?

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« Reply #93 on: Sep 3rd, 2006, 1:46pm »
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ya i can see it too. but who knows where this pic is from

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« Reply #94 on: Sep 3rd, 2006, 10:20pm »
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its on prince edward island. They had  quite  an  interesting operation over  there  and  were  running the ge switchers  from the  40s right into the 70s. they also had various alco\mlw design locos  and  clc  too. The  was  a passenger   train that  ran  from the  mainland  right throo to the  island.. they would  bring the passenger cars  right aboard the  ship.

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« Reply #95 on: Sep 4th, 2006, 6:48pm »
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oh my! my post  dissapeared!  i  wonder  where it went to? hullo? tyler?

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« Reply #96 on: Sep 5th, 2006, 7:08pm »
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on Sep 4th, 2006, 6:48pm, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
oh my! my post  dissapeared!  i  wonder  where it went to? hullo? tyler?

 
 
Sorry Moka, I went to delete my post and deleted the wrong one by mistake. Sorry 'bout that.


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« Reply #97 on: Sep 5th, 2006, 9:05pm »
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all good!  i  was  just  bein jokey  anyhow!

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« Reply #98 on: Feb 3rd, 2007, 2:43pm »
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Another question for you. The two G-12s, 991 and 992, were supplied to the same railway at the same time, so how come they have different trucks and 992 has a curved cab roof while 991 has an angled one?

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« Reply #99 on: Feb 3rd, 2007, 8:22pm »
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I cant answer that but the two G-8s on CNR Photos also have different cabs.  
http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=12678  
Maybe it has something to do with being built two years apart. Both have  flexicoil trucks as far as I can tell though.
http://www.trainweb.org/elso/lps_l4.htm  
I believe this is Tylers' page on the G-12s. http://www.geocities.com/enrailway/g12.html
 
I'll amend this to note there is a second truck type that is illustrated here: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel103.html scroll down to the fourth row, unit on the extreme right.


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