New photo's from the maritimes

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by grumbeast, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Hi guys,

    just got my latest ration of film processed and thought I'd
    share the results.

    Picture 1

    The Ocean passing Bedford on a Sunday in February. You can notice
    in the distance some criminal youth who'd decided to throw things at the
    train as it went past. unfortunately I didn't catch them in the act
    and they were a little beyond my range.

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  2. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    as above

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  3. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    going away with the park car trailing

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  4. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    sorry about the duplicate

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  5. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Halifax Ocean Terminal with 7025 and 4728. I thought this
    was a very interesting load, it looks like some kind of pressure

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  6. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Knocking down the old warehouse by Dominion Diving has
    opened up this view of the east end switcher emerging from
    the coastguard buildings in Downtown Dartmouth. unfortunately
    I've only been there with film during lousy weather but I have seen
    the train arrive just before sunset with wonderful light (just after
    I'd used up my last frame on the roll :(

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  7. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    April 25th 2003. 4775 passes Shearwater as it approaches the
    Dartmouth Autoport.

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  8. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    as above.. crossing the grade

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  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi grumbeast, Lovely photos.
    Just love the weathering realthing:D on the C N 4775
    I will post the C P R visit soon we go on the 7 May 330pm if you are in the area come along:D
  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Nice shots. Should have posted that last one on the Level Crossing thread.
    Pressure vessel is interesting. I have a friend who designed them and was upset that his company didn't plaster their shipments with advertising, or at least the company name. At least if you model it, you don't have to know what it is or how it works, as long as you get all 8237 rivets in the right places. ;)
  12. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    "The Ocean" is the name of the train, I assume, and "Maritimes" is a general area/location? Or just the Wharf district?
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Hi Woodie,

    The "Maritimes" refers to the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island on the east coast. In this case, grum's pictures are from Nova Scotia - Bedford and Halifax. And yes, VIA (Canada's passenger carrier) has named many of its long distance trains. The Ocean runs from Montreal to Halifax. See for more.

  14. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    You beat me to the punch Andrew :) :)


    Most of my photo's are taken in and around Halifax
    (which is the three town/ cities) of Halifax, Dartmouth
    and Bedford.

    The Ocean, trains 14 and 15 are our way of getting to
    Montreal, from there you can get to Toronto, and from
    there you can take the famous "Canadian" to Vancouver.

    unfortunately, there are plans to replace all of the lovely
    silver stock you see with second hand british stuff. The
    real downside is that were going to lost all of our dome
    cars to the Canadian which is truly a crime as some of the
    scenery in Nova Scotia and Northern new Brunswick and
    Quebec is truly beautiful.

  15. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Yard Visit


    I wish I could come along on the visit.. but alas I'm
    not able to get to ONT anytime soon. As for the "light
    weathering" on 4775, thats one of the better looking
    locomtives we have!.. we have one where you can barely
    see the zebra stripes.. its 90% primer!.

    BTW, you guys have a great time on that visit!.. I expect


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