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    Winter Sunlight Problems

    I often refer to the winter sunshine as "brutal" especially on my drive east in the morning and west in the afternoon. I know one spot I love to park and railfan is almost unusable in the winter if sunny due to it's south facing direction. I can't even see the display on the camera to know...
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    scanner frequencies

    CN railroad, I was in Brantford at the time I noticed this.
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    scanner frequencies

    I haven't been out much railfanning over the winter, but finally got out in the last couple of weeks. My scanner sits there silent. I even was at the station/yard and watch the local switch crew at work. I could see the guy talking into his unit, but heard nothing on my scanner. I used to...
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    Backwards situation!

    We have all seen freight trains hauling semi trailers. I was at a place in Hamilton, Ontario near National Steel Car where this car was made, and saw this Arcelor Mittal freight car sitting on top of a semi trailer!
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    NS fumbles slow order request, town parade almost hit

    Wow, close. Good thing one of the floats wasn't in process of crossing!
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    Winter Solstice Railfanning

    Nice shots, and I like how the light was behind, not "in your face" which has happened to me more times than I like to remember.
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    neat big bridge.

    Burlington, Ontario, over Plains Road.
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    neat big bridge.

    I was impressed by this bridge, at a sharp angle to the road, probably a 35 degree or so.
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    Oglebay Norton car on CN line

    This one came to the bridge, stopped and left, but I quickly got a pic of this interesting name on a car. I see it is marked as ITGX Which is ITG Inc, which still means nothing to me.
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    Lapeyrouse grain!

    I am really quite surprised by how many DM&E cars I see in the yard here in Ontario! I like it when I find an interesting or unusual name on a car, that is why the pic was taken.
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    CN in Green Bay, WI.

    It is still soooooooooo weird for me to see CN going through Green Bay. When I grew up here years ago there was C&NW, Milwaukee Road, and Green Bay and Western. Now all 3 are fallen flags. The old Milwaukee road tracks are completely gone except for a few remnant tracks in their former yard...
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    Mammoet Heavy Haul Equipment

    Very cool pics!
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    CEFX engine on CN mainline

    I noticed that, on the March 25 incredible lashup video I did at the CP line in Milton there was a large CEFX engine, not the local switching variety.
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    CEFX engine on CN mainline

    That seems to be the case with CEFX all over, I guess for smaller railroads leasing is a cheaper alternative than purchasing.
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    worked on a railroad scale

    This particular scale is for static weighing not in motion. With the Canac rep, a Measurement Canada rep, and 2 from our scale company we were done in 3 hours with having to make adjustments.
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    train numbers and subs

    Not sure if this is the right forum or not, but this would be dealing with CN or CP mostly. I was wondering if there is any source for knowing what sub is where, and how does one know train numbers short of if you hear them on a scanner?
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    worked on a railroad scale

    Actually for scale weight and calibration it is not the same anywhere on earth. Measurement Canada has "gravemetric" regions where a scale must be re-certified if moved out of them.
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    worked on a railroad scale

    Weight is all we use here! We have test weights in both Lb and Kg for different application. The rail scale test car is certified to 80,000lb. At this job we had Canac there for the part to do with the railroad purpose, plus a measurement Canada rep for the purpose of it being a legal for...
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    worked on a railroad scale

    Here are a couple more pictures, the car directly on the scale, and a closeup of the weight reading.
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    worked on a railroad scale

    The test car is long gone before this pic, but it is now re-labeled with the reporting mark CANX which is for Canac Corp, who does rail scale testing. Not sure about in the U.S. but in Canada they are the ones that do the rail scale testing. 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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