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    Locomotive Fault Question

    The blowing sounded like it was coming from the rear of the unit, but it's tough to say for sure. I didn't get a chance to see where he cut it out as it was dark out and I was on the other side of the unit. After the truck was cut out he said that there was no dynamic braking on the second unit...
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    Locomotive Fault Question

    A couple weeks ago, I watched a westbound train make a lift from a certain spot that is on a fairly heavy grade for westbounds. When this train stopped, the entirety of it was on the hill. It was powered by two SD90s. Once the train was back together, the engineer throttled it up and got...
  3. 2009 CP Holiday Train

    2009 CP Holiday Train

    O1H-29 prepares to depart Fernie at with the next scheduled stop at Jaffray. While this isn't a great photo, it was taken without a tripod so I can't complain.
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media '2009 CP Holiday train'

    12 people? Wow, fail. There were well over 100 at Fernie last night.
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media 'Down by the bay'

    Yes the UP locos are all too common on this end.
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media 'Down by the bay'

    Good shot but that's actually Crowsnest Lake. How long were you down in the Crowsnest area for?
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media 'Blinded by the Light'

    Nice shot. Good song too
  8. Peigan


    8274 lugs 108 cars up the west side of Scott's Coulie approaching SNS Peigan at mile 44.16 Crowsnest Subdivision.
  9. Crowsnest


    After changing off with Cranbrook, the Lethbridge engineer throttles up heading out of Crowsnest.
  10. Sparwood


    After seeing the last two switches within Cautionary Limits at Sparwood are green, the engineer drops the GEs into number 8.
  11. Crowsnest


    Two GEs lead a very short train down the hill at the West end of Crowsnest.
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media 'Powder River Basin Bound'

    In your example, what does the 1 represent in E-CECSCM-1-78?
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media 'Powder River Basin Bound'

    Im guessing this is the ECECSCM then.
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media 'Lundbreck'

    Southwestern Alberta, Canadian Pacific Crowsnest Subdivision
  15. Lundbreck


    Heading east around mile 72ish to Cowley for a meet wtih 269.
  16. Crowsnest


    The Lethbridge crew finally gets 674 rolling after changing off with Cranbrook. The Cranbrook engineer set the air way to early and had to drag the train in almost full throttle at about 2MPH for a couple hundred feet to avoid stalling.
  17. Sparwood


    It's "straight to eight" after restoring one of the many switches within Cautionary Limits at Sparwood.
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    Comment by 'TrainMan12' in media 'Crowsnest'

    It's a RAW image processed by Photoshop Elements. It was originally exposed for the train, but I reduced the exposure and bumped up the 'recovery' so the sky is somewhat properly exposed. After that I used a bit of fill light combined with enhanced contrast. Does anybody know what the blue...
  19. Crowsnest


    What is likely a 269 begins its 107 mile trip to Cranbrook on a cloudy March first. After being talked through Sparwood, they will receive another Clearance; a straight shot to Fenwick, 83 miles ahead.
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    I was hoping for the sun to stay out for a while longer, but the meet between this train and 269 wasn't good as this train was held up for 20 minutes or more. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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