Testing Testing.......

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by CP9300, May 11, 2001.

  1. CP9300

    CP9300 Member

    CP's TEC63 (Track Evaluation Car) Testing on the CPR Windsor Sub October 2000. GP9u looks sweet in her Bank Gothic Font lettering, and Candy Apple Red paint.

    TEC64 is the other set, it is a complete stainless steel trainset with a silver painted box/utility car.

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    Jon
  2. DaveCN5623

    DaveCN5623 Member

    Great shot ! Does it turn into double track back there or is that a siding ?

    Jon strikes again !! [​IMG] with another killer photo [​IMG]
  3. CP9300

    CP9300 Member

    Siding Dave,

    Reason why you guys over at Pt. Huron have CP534/5 running there now is mainly congestion issues, CP is single track with sidings, somedays can barely squeeze em through, especially since Expressway has priority over all running trains. Size of them is also an issue as well, some will not fit in all sidings.

    Jon
  4. DaveCN5623

    DaveCN5623 Member

    Would you happen to know the speed that trains could go thru that switch into the siding ??

    Questions Questions [​IMG]
  5. CP9300

    CP9300 Member

    Its not a high speed, to take sidings, trains stop, push button control changes the switch. (aka Blake has to work!) then take the siding.

    Jon
  6. DaveCN5623

    DaveCN5623 Member

    amazing , our sidings are 30MPH , power switches CTC Controlled
  7. CP_milwaukee

    CP_milwaukee Member

    Jon, that's a beauty!
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great colours including the scenery. It would be interesting to know just how the testing of the track is done.
    Now as a model railroader I always thought the placement of the switch for the siding should be closer to the curve to avoid that nasty little "S" curve or did you use a telephoto lens Jon?
    Robin
  9. CP9300

    CP9300 Member

    Standard 50mm lens.

    track starts to curve behind me.

    This is the spot CN/CP are 45' apart at.
  10. Miellyn

    Miellyn New Member

    I know this is a very old thread but I was just doing some research on google and found a link to this thread. I was working on that train this summer as a summer student. It was a great experience.

    Great picture :)

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