Some winter pics

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Squidbait, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. galt904

    galt904 Member

    This would be coming FROM Churchill, as the Gillam station is on the North side of the tracks.

    HBR was still running a bunch of M420s when I was there in July.
  2. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    A winter day at Rectory St.

    The local gang gathered around the sand tower:


    This was the plow power back in the good ol' days:

  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    gotta love the F units!!!--josh
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Nice pictures! :thumb: I recall seeing those plow units down here in the banana belt on a couple of occasions, too. I also remember a Geep with modified air intakes, for use with a plow.

  5. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Thanks Doc! Yeah, somewhere I have some pics of those geeps decked out with their snow shields... I'll find them eventually :)

    In the meantime, here's one from your neck of the woods:

    NS 328 at Brookfield

  6. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    ... and the away shot:


    Doc, your neighborhood is almost as flat as where I used to live - the not-so-great-plains of Essex County.
  7. pennman

    pennman Member

    Nice shots! Would luv to see somemore of those funny looking cars?? Didnt know they stillran them up there.
    Keep em coming.
  8. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Generally we don't see those "funny-looking cars" too often either. Basically they're confined to MOW moves, but some shortlines still use them.

    But in the trend of "funny-looking", I came across these:

    What do you do when you have a modern, HEP-equipped loco pulling steam-heated cars? You mate it with something that provides steam heat, obviously - no matter how silly it looks:

    VIA LRC 6916 at Brantford with a F9B 6604:

    VIA 6920 at Woodstock leading VIA 6300-series FP9:

    Plus a moldy-oldie... VIA FPA4's 6768 and 6767 lead a westbound passenger train out of London, ON:

    This isn't really Canadian, but it is a winter pic, and I thought it was kinda neat...

    N&W high-hood GP35 226 leads high-hood GP38 2731 and an MOW extra through a snow squall in Fostoria, OH.
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Everyone.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    MU Units on the Deux-Montagnes line (I'm not sure of the station)

    Squidbait, you cannot imagine how I laughed when I saw and rode that train for the 1st time. I'm from Belgium and imigrated to Canada in 1980, so I was used to faster trains.
    The surprise was amplified because I took that train at the Canora station, just at the exit of the tunnel.
    I think the picture was taken at what is now Montpellier station.
    The following link is in French, but it tells the history of that line.

    Thanks for the memories and the laugh.

    OOps, I was laughing so much that I forgot the link.
  11. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic


    Glad you enjoyed it... They've got new cars on the DM line now, and rumour has it that some ex-Mexican electrics are going to be pulling bi-levels there. I don't imagine the speed is much greater than you remember.

    I was impressed with the system when I rode it last fall. At least Montreal understands about integrated public transit - you can get a bus/metro/train pass... and it's a ton cheaper than GO-chansit/TTC.
  12. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Here's a few more I found in my rummaging, these are from London ON.

    A few geeps in repose on a chilly day:


    Remember when CN lashups were interesting? Not just SD75-SD75-SD75? :)


    And here's an EB Laser rounding the curve at Rectory St.

  13. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Here's me trying to get artistic at Windsor South, with a CP freight coming out of the tunnel from Detroit:


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