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« Reply #300 on: Oct 5th, 2009, 9:09pm »
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southbound, lantzville, begining of march 2009

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« Reply #301 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:17am »
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Found this on Trainorders, 3809 in Cali.

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« Reply #302 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:58am »
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on Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:17am, cn8863 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Found this on Trainorders, 3809 in Cali.

Warm sun, less rain and new paint!
 
She's looking happy in her new home?


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« Reply #303 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:59am »
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on Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:17am, cn8863 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Found this on Trainorders, 3809 in Cali.

Pretty cool old style wig wag crossing signal....


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« Reply #304 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 9:29am »
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I can't wait untill the art of spraypainting locomotives and rail cars goes away. Its really not cool.

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« Reply #305 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 2:31pm »
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A moving canvas is too much of a draw. If you bomb a building only people who are in the city see your "work". If you bomb a rail car or a Locomotive, chances are pretty good that your "tag" will move across the country. Definitely an illegal act of vandalism, but I can see the motive behind it.

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« Reply #306 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 3:44pm »
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on Jun 8th, 2009, 4:58pm, bcr4604 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
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.

 
 
Especially with Ross Rowland doing 50 MPH through View Royal.


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« Reply #307 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 3:45pm »
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6148. Joeseph Testagrose photo.

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« Reply #308 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 5:06pm »
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on Oct 23rd, 2009, 3:44pm, cn8863 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
Especially with Ross Rowland doing 50 MPH through View Royal.

 
 
Do you remember when he bottomed out just as he entered a crossing, and bent the pilot under the front of the loci? They had to cut the pilot over each rail, so it would clear, and he scraped every crossing on the way back to the yard.


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« Reply #309 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 5:21pm »
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on Oct 23rd, 2009, 5:06pm, CN7059 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
Do you remember when he bottomed out just as he entered a crossing, and bent the pilot under the front of the loci? They had to cut the pilot over each rail, so it would clear, and he scraped every crossing on the way back to the yard.

 
I think it was the Humpback Rd crossing at the 10.7 mile.


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« Reply #310 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 7:51pm »
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For those of us who haven't a clue what you're talking about, care to share the story/details?

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« Reply #311 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 8:19pm »
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on Oct 23rd, 2009, 7:51pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
For those of us who haven't a clue what you're talking about, care to share the story/details?

 
If you ever drive cross the tracks on Humback Road, you'll see huge gashes cut into the ashphault. The Pacific Wilderness Rwy. train with CEO Ross Rowland(who often was speeding) at the controls hit the crossing doing 3x track speed over that crossing. The pilot on the lead engine hit the ashphault and was bent up underneath the locomotive, they had to cut it free. He also did 50 MPH through Langford and Colwood.


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« Reply #312 on: Oct 29th, 2009, 10:10pm »
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on Oct 23rd, 2009, 2:31pm, CN7303 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A moving canvas is too much of a draw. If you bomb a building only people who are in the city see your "work". If you bomb a rail car or a Locomotive, chances are pretty good that your "tag" will move across the country. Definitely an illegal act of vandalism, but I can see the motive behind it.

 
 
I can appreciate a good "bombing" but how is scribbling some words in code an art? Ive seen lots of really cool looking art on the side of a hopper or boxcar and  I don't mind it. Really what gets me is the messy writing its very unapealing. Maybe If I wore my hat backwards with stickers on it and listened to "50 cent" while I pulled up my baggy pants i would get it.


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« Reply #313 on: Oct 29th, 2009, 10:50pm »
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on Oct 23rd, 2009, 8:19pm, cn8863 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
If you ever drive cross the tracks on Humback Road, you'll see huge gashes cut into the ashphault. The Pacific Wilderness Rwy. train with CEO Ross Rowland(who often was speeding) at the controls hit the crossing doing 3x track speed over that crossing. The pilot on the lead engine hit the ashphault and was bent up underneath the locomotive, they had to cut it free. He also did 50 MPH through Langford and Colwood.

 
Wow. That, is foolish.
 
What is track speed at that crossing? 15mph?
 
Aren't the crossing circuits set up for the track speed?
Wouldn't exceeding the limit by a factor of three jepordize the safety of the passengers and crew on board, as well as the general public at grade crossings?
 
Was it him at the controls that ground the edges off the rails over the Malahat, and not simply the wheelbase of the passenger car trucks that was at fault?
 
 


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on Oct 29th, 2009, 10:50pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Wow. That, is foolish.
 
What is track speed at that crossing? 15mph?
 
Aren't the crossing circuits set up for the track speed?
Wouldn't exceeding the limit by a factor of three jepordize the safety of the passengers and crew on board, as well as the general public at grade crossings?
 
Was it him at the controls that ground the edges off the rails over the Malahat, and not simply the wheelbase of the passenger car trucks that was at fault?
 
 

 
Most crossings have "predictor" circuits that guage how fast the train is moving and activate the signals based on the train's speed, that said, the crossing signals have to be active for 20 seconds before the train gets to the crossing.  
 
Regarding the speed I think it was more of a "controlled runaway" thing . I doubt Ross knew the territory very well. I believe it was the 6-axle cars on those curves. Those suckers were heavy too, heavier than what the CPR used in the days before the RDC's.


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« Reply #315 on: Oct 30th, 2009, 12:23am »
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on Oct 30th, 2009, 12:02am, cn8863 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Most crossings have "predictor" circuits that guage how fast the train is moving and activate the signals based on the train's speed, that said, the crossing signals have to be active for 20 seconds before the train gets to the crossing.  
 
Regarding the speed I think it was more of a "controlled runaway" thing . I doubt Ross knew the territory very well. I believe it was the 6-axle cars on those curves. Those suckers were heavy too, heavier than what the CPR used in the days before the RDC's.

 
Yes, newer crossings do have predictor circuits to gauge the speed of the approaching train. However, I'm not so sure that the ones on the E&N do. If you look at the way they have the track circuits set up on many E&N crossings... the sections of line that are slower, simply have shorter track circuits before (and after) the crossings (not counting the standard shorter circuit at the crossing itself).
 
Also, predictor circuits will switch the crossing off (temporarily) if the train comes to a standstill. I haven't observed this happening on the E&N (yet).  
 
As to Humpback Rd., why is the speed limit only 15mph? There are no sharp curves there. I've observed the RDC just south of the crossing last year (inbound) and it was travelling quite fast (by E&N standards).
 
 


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came across this well going through some of my old pic

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« Reply #317 on: Dec 14th, 2009, 10:36pm »
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on Oct 30th, 2009, 12:23am, Speeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
 
Also, predictor circuits will switch the crossing off (temporarily) if the train comes to a standstill. I haven't observed this happening on the E&N (yet).  
 
 

 
I have, at the Goldstream/Veterans Memorial Parkway xing, the crossings near the Nanaimo station, the Catherine Ave crossing just north of the roundhouse to name a few.


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« Reply #318 on: Dec 16th, 2009, 12:45pm »
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Here are some pics of where 110 has been.



Not bad history.


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« Reply #319 on: Dec 16th, 2009, 1:39pm »
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Too bad they chopped her.  

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