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« Reply #100 on: Oct 19th, 2007, 10:06pm »
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Thanks. I'm going by memory about the charity thing but I could be wrong. I have heard of similar stunts being done elsewhere to raise money. Another shot I like is the one with Payless Gas in it with the price at 48.9 cents a litre.
 
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« Reply #101 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 1:40am »
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on Oct 19th, 2007, 6:52pm, CN7059 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Tyler, could you please elaborate? I know what a gravity drop is, but I've never heard the term "flying drop" before.

 
Also known as a flying switch. Start the car moving with the engine, then you pull the pin on the engine. The engine takes off down the main, then you line the switch as soon as the engine's wheels clear the points before the car gets to it and let the car roll into the spur. One crew-member rides the car in and wraps a handbrake on to stop it.  
 
Flying switches aren't done much anymore, CROR requires 3 crewmembers on the ground to perform this move. Gravity drops are still allowed.


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« Reply #102 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 10:50am »
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Hi Crash,
 
Correct. You have the engineman for moving the engine, a brakeman for pulling the pin on the car that is being pulled, on the engine, a brakeman sitting on the freight car being moved, operating the hand brakes, and a brakeman on the ground, operating the switch points. Total of four men.
 
Gravity drops require a hill, to allow the car, and brakeman, to roll to the train, or spur, where it is needed. Santa Fe did that for years with steamers on Cajon Summit. The engine would pull or push the car or cars up the hill, the engine would be cut off, the hand brakes on the car or cars released and gravity would allow the string to roll into the siding or hook up with its train. Cabeese were usually the ones that were so treated, since the helper engines would couple where the caboose was, and the caboose would be behind the helper engine or engines. Occasionally, they miscalculated and the string or caboose would stop just short of the train, and then a helper would move up and nudge the caboose forward to couple to the train. The train would then continue east. Helpers did not push against the caboose climbing Cajon Pass. The caboose was behind the helpers and they pushed against the last car of the freight.


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« Reply #103 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 12:46pm »
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Tyler i do have to correct you, you can easily do a running drop with two guys on the ground, Yes it is against the rules, but it can be done....the only thing is you have to really trust who you are working with.

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« Reply #104 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 1:01pm »
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While viewing the ICG spur photos I noticed that the second spur had not been put in yet which is evident in the air photo I posted from 1990 in another thread. Traffic must have increased to ICG after 1987 to require a new switch.

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« Reply #105 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 1:20pm »
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Heres a few more photos. I bought a scanner and have figured out the basics and the results are quite good I think, although not quite as sharp as the pro scans done earlier. I plan to make a CD for each roll of shots and will rename the jpegs to include the location and date as thats what others seem to do. This will take a while as I have over 1500 photos with mostly E&N /CN/ Canfor stuff here on the island. Also have some from all over BC, Colorado narrow gauge and a few from Ontario. Enjoy,
 
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« Reply #106 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 1:22pm »
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The first is one that got missed in the track set showing the partially removed switch for the Buckerfields spur

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« Reply #107 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 1:22pm »
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Next is a set of 3 shot on July 7, 1985

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Station construction Sept 28, 1985. Too bad I didn't find this one before thinking the track set was shot in 1987.

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Snow Nov 26, 1985

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And the last is a set of 10 taken on Aug 13, 1986. I'll post them here in the same order I shot them.

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