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« Reply #280 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 9:51am »
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that many paint jobs but all the same scheme? why change a good thing
Cramped isle ways and top heavy are no good. what about an SD would the 6 axles evenly distribute more weight or are they to heavy?  
I have alot of pictures of 4 motor geeps! LOL  
For some reason my layout is powered by 4 motor geeps aswell.


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« Reply #281 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 1:33pm »
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on Jun 8th, 2009, 9:51am, ENRFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
that many paint jobs but all the same scheme? why change a good thing
Cramped isle ways and top heavy are no good. what about an SD would the 6 axles evenly distribute more weight or are they to heavy?  
I have alot of pictures of 4 motor geeps! LOL  
For some reason my layout is powered by 4 motor geeps aswell.

 
 
The Geeps are best suited for the E&N, there's a reason CP used them for 30 years. I've heard the SD's are too long to negotiate the curves. Though not all SD's are too heavy, SD40-2's, SD70's, etc are too heavy, way too heavy but an SD9 would be light enough. However the stresses of the big 3 axle trucks trying to take a curve would roll the rail over.


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« Reply #282 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 2:34pm »
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on Jun 8th, 2009, 1:33pm, bcr4604 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
The Geeps are best suited for the E&N, there's a reason CP used them for 30 years. I've heard the SD's are too long to negotiate the curves. Though not all SD's are too heavy, SD40-2's, SD70's, etc are too heavy, way too heavy but an SD9 would be light enough. However the stresses of the big 3 axle trucks trying to take a curve would roll the rail over.

 
I know that when PAW was running back in 2000-2001, some of their coaches were three axle, and the rail on the Malahat took a beating as a result. Hard to say what would have happened had they continued for more than one season.


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« Reply #283 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 2:46pm »
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on Jun 8th, 2009, 9:51am, ENRFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
that many paint jobs but all the same scheme? why change a good thing
Cramped isle ways and top heavy are no good. what about an SD would the 6 axles evenly distribute more weight or are they to heavy?  
I have alot of pictures of 4 motor geeps! LOL  
For some reason my layout is powered by 4 motor geeps aswell.

 
 
3001 has for sure worn the original 5" stripe with large Multimark, 8" with large multimark, 8" with small, and no MM. I think it's in the the new scheme now, and it may have even worn the 5" with the odd really small MM from 1975..so as you can see, it wasn't all the same! I do believe that the first order of GP38AC's was the first power delivered in action red.


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« Reply #284 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 4:58pm »
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on Jun 8th, 2009, 2:34pm, CN7059 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I know that when PAW was running back in 2000-2001, some of their coaches were three axle, and the rail on the Malahat took a beating as a result. Hard to say what would have happened had they continued for more than one season.

 
I remember that, just about ground the flanges off the wheels as well if I recall correctly. I'm surprised they never rolled a rail.


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« Reply #285 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 11:28pm »
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This website is great! I thought i was one of a few railheads but i guess i'm just another member thanks for the info.

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« Reply #286 on: Jun 10th, 2009, 10:42pm »
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new west may 2007 gp38ac #3005 my own picture

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« Reply #287 on: Jun 10th, 2009, 11:06pm »
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on Jun 10th, 2009, 10:42pm, ENRFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
new west may 2007 gp38ac #3005 my own picture

 
Nice pic, and welcome to the board  


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Re: Locomotives of Vancouver Island
 
« Reply #288 on: Jun 11th, 2009, 3:24am »
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on Jun 8th, 2009, 2:46pm, missthealcos wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 I do believe that the first order of GP38AC's was the first power delivered in action red.

I could be off, but I believe that the second delivery of MLW/Alcos (M-630) were the first delivered in the Action Red scheme in late 1967/early 1968 - road number 4508?


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« Reply #289 on: Jun 11th, 2009, 2:51pm »
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The first order of M630's is also my inclanation, but I have seen evidence to the contrary. The first order was built in 1969.

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« Reply #290 on: Jun 12th, 2009, 10:48pm »
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Looks like the ol'3870 was hit by taggers in its new home in California.
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=287145&nseq=52


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« Reply #291 on: Jun 13th, 2009, 3:31pm »
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Friggin parasites, the graffitti on equipment is getting way out of hand. Getting difficult to find any equipment that isn't tagged like that. I'll refrain from saying what I think should be done to them. Years ago it was the odd, usually amusing political statement. Now it's ridiculous. They also seem to favour freshly painted equipment! Also notice the cage around the horns..anti theft I guess...apparently it's a big deal down there.
 
Hmm, perhaps it should start when the group of moronic little #@$%# show up at the checkout of the local hardware store etc, with a pile of Spray paint!


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« Reply #292 on: Jun 17th, 2009, 5:37pm »
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Hey, I just realized this year marks the 60th anniversary of the E&N's dieselization.


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« Reply #293 on: Jul 10th, 2009, 7:49pm »
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2099 lives! She's up and running in her new home on the Puget Sound and Pacific.
http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?p=243352#post243352


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« Reply #294 on: Sep 3rd, 2009, 3:32am »
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Two ex-E&N Locomotives on the Puget Sound and Pacific.  
 
3876http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/60685
3877http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/43894


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« Reply #295 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 11:27am »
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There is at least one CP steam locomotive out there that used to run on the Island.  D10g 926 is at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.  My son and I got to see it when we were back east this summer.  It's hard to get a good picture as she is in one corner of the display hall, next to a Newfoundland Railway official car.  This is about the best shot I could manage--a front-end shot is virtually impossible, at least with my camera.  There is a good picture of this engine at Parksville in West of the Great Divide, p. 227

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« Reply #296 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 11:05pm »
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thats really cool thanks for the reference, I have my robert turner books right behind the computer just for such ocacsions Its really good to know that part of the E&N steam power is preserved some where safe.

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Mayo Shay #3 returning to Island
 
« Reply #297 on: Sep 9th, 2009, 9:03pm »
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September 2, 2009
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
Heritage Coming Home
 
 
 
COWICHAN The long awaited return of the Mayo Lumber Company Shay locomotive No. 3 will finally return to the Cowichan Valley on September 17th, at approximately 8:00 a.m.   The BC Forest Discovery Centre has been working on the return since November of last year.  With plans, finances, donations, and the display site prepared the locomotive is set to return after a 14 year-long loan to the Kettle Valley Railway.  
 
 
 
Bringing this steam locomotive back to Cowichan is the first step in creating a permanent steam exhibit at the BC Forest Discovery Centre.  The Centre boasts a collection of seven steam locomotives: one fully operational and certified; two operational but not certified; one scheduled for restoration and three non-operational locomotives.  
 
 
 
The Mayo #3 was sent to Kettle Valley in 1995.  This loan was to be for three, or up to five years until the Kettle Valley Society could acquire their own locomotive.  The Kettle Valley Railway operated the Mayo #3 far beyond the anticipated five years as they were unable to acquire a suitable locomotive of their own.  However, today, they are operating their own locomotive and have stored away the Mayo #3 and no longer maintain certification.
 
 
 
To find out more about the BC Forest Discovery Centre and the collection of steam locomotives visit the website at www.discoveryforest.com
 
 
 
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Contact:      Vicki Holman, Manager
 
Phone: (250)715-1113 ext. 24
 
Cel:   (250)715-6854
 
 
 
 
 
 


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« Reply #298 on: Oct 4th, 2009, 3:14am »
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6130 at Yarmouth, NS on the DAR. http://www.dardpi.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Image:Gerryputzsept82-4.jpg
 



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« Reply #299 on: Oct 4th, 2009, 3:24am »
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6135(as CP 9072) at Yarmouth, NS on the DAR http://www.dardpi.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Image:CPR9072_Yarmouth_August_1978.jpg


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