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by ENR3870
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Canadian Passenger Operations: AMT, Go Transit, VIA, etc.
Topic: What VIA Rail trains have you ever taken?
Replies: 32
Views: 17211

Re: What VIA Rail trains have you ever taken?

The Malahat many times and The Canadian.
by ENR3870
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Canadian Railfan
Topic: Old Railways In Southern BC?
Replies: 10
Views: 8274

Re: Old Railways In Southern BC?

KVR Mileboards by Joe Smuin is another great book. It covers all the KVR trackage by mile and subdivision.
by ENR3870
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Canadian Railfan
Topic: White Rock BC Railfanning
Replies: 2
Views: 3752

Re: White Rock BC Railfanning

I noticed some questions about railfanning in the White Rock, BC area. Most people are aware of the line running along the beach at White Rock. Other interesting points are Peace Arch Park where you'll see trains passing along the beach, from the US into Canada. Lots of space to set up your tripod ...
by ENR3870
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: SD70 Horn question
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

Re: SD70 Horn question

Nathan P5.
by ENR3870
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: IC SD70 Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: IC SD70 Question.

Off the top of my head 1002, 1008, and 1039 are painted in the CN paint.
by ENR3870
Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: IC SD70 Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: IC SD70 Question.

It's not paint, it's 3M reflective striping. FRA and Transport Canada require all equipment, locomotives and rolling stock be equipped with reflective striping on the sides to be better seen in crossings at night. CN standard is the yellow. All CN power got the stripe, BCOL, IC, WC, etc.
by ENR3870
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Canadian Railfan
Topic: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area
Replies: 21
Views: 8929

Re: Railfanning in Vancouver and its Metropolitan Area

New Westminster Quay is the best for not having a vehicle. 4 railways go through there and it's easily accessible from the Skytrain.
by ENR3870
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: General Class I and II Discussion
Topic: Train Crews In Unfamiliar Territory
Replies: 4
Views: 4336

Re: Train Crews In Unfamiliar Territory

It's a federal rule, train crews MUST be familiar with the territory they are operating on. Train crews operating on unfamiliar territory in the case of a detour MUST have an employee on board who is familiar with the territory to act as a pilot.
by ENR3870
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: Buffer cars for Haz Mats in Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 5022

Re: Buffer cars for Haz Mats in Canada

Do Canadian regulations require the use of buffer cars for Haz-mats such as crude and ethanol like those required by the FRA in the US? I realize any train running on both sides of the border will have a buffer by default for the entire trip. I was just curious if the requirement was the same in Ca...
by ENR3870
Wed May 08, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Vermonter (Montreal Greenfield Boston CT River Line)
Replies: 2074
Views: 499186

Re: Amtrak Vermonter (Montrealer Amherst Boston CT River Lin

Just a guess, but PMB could be the dispatcher's initials.
by ENR3870
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: EMD - Electro-Motive
Topic: EMD developing a natural gas locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 10093

Re: EMD developing a natural gas locomotive

An update of sorts. CN has a contract with Energy Conversions Systems of Tacoma Washington to convert 2 SD 40-2's as dual fuel locomotives similar to the units they did for BN over 20 years ago. As of now the first unit has been tested and is being coupled to the LPG fuel tender and the second unit...
by ENR3870
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: Question about CN SD40-2w and GP40-2L(W)
Replies: 3
Views: 6802

Re: Question about CN SD40-2w and GP40-2L(W)

In the Vancouver area sets of 2 or 3 SD40-2W's are being used as transfer power, we also get a double set of SD40's on the Squamish yard. Great units for switching in Squamish. Perfect for shoving 50 pulp loads down to the Squamish Terminals. The GP40-2W's are being used more as road switchers now a...
by ENR3870
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: SD75I without red rear-end lights, why?
Replies: 3
Views: 7820

Re: SD75I without red rear-end lights, why?

They're not equipped for Distributed Power like the SD70M-2's, some C44-9W's, the BCOL units, the IC SD70's and the ES44DCs and were built after the class light rules were written out of the rule book unlike the 2400 series Dash 8's.

The blue Dash 8's are ex-LMS built to Conrail specifications.
by ENR3870
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Canadian Railfan
Topic: Railfanning around Vancouver
Replies: 9
Views: 8639

Re: Railfanning around Vancouver

New Westminster Dock yard by the New Westminster Quay is also a good place. You get CN, CP, BNSF, and SRY action.
by ENR3870
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: EMD - Electro-Motive
Topic: GP9u cab photos?
Replies: 9
Views: 6835

Re: GP9u cab photos?

CP runs 27 lb brk cyl pressure on their four axle units. They use a composition brake shoe about the same length as the old passenger car shoe. It gives decent stopping power and one has to work at sliding wheels. D&H runs 72 lb brk cyl on their (single shoe) four axle units. Soo runs 38 lbs on the...

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