Mar 26, 2015
That's it. Thanks.
Another shot of Columbus and Greenville GP11 #8720 parked in Greenville MS after a hard Friday's work. 7/15/22. I wonder when or if the ole girl will get a coat of the corporate orange and black paint?
An assortment of cars seen on a road trip from June, Part 6
Santa Fe Diner 1491, Charles City, IA
GN Dome Coach 1320, Charles City, IA
CB&Q Ranch Car 1243 "Iceberg Lake", Charles City, IA
VIA Rail 3 Bedroom-Buffet-Lounge 1091 "Fitzwilliam" (wearing faux Golden State colors), Charles City, IA
A BIG hammer and some WD40 should fix it.
Gotta love it. Almost looks like a failed kitbashing project.
KCS 4009 leading a UP grain train.
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Last light at CP2030, milepost 203.X, BNSF KO Sub in Minot, ND:
Stopped in Jamestown, caught this guy on the way out of town,
Vacation started this weekend, off until the 8th, so I need to occupy myself with at least some train stuff. I decided that I would try to photograph as many preserved rail stations as I could, within reasonable driving range.
First up, St-Jerome, QC, northern terminus of the local commuter service, and the start of the "linear park" that replaces the old Canadian Pacific line up to Mont-Laurier. The station is beautifully preserved and maintained.
A nice touch, they left the rails in front of the building:
As a bonus, a pair of ex-GTW cabeese acting like a snack bar and an HQ for the bus service to carry some hikers and bikers farther north:
Interesting that two GTW cabeese are used on former CPR property...
A great morning!
CSX's yard for Columbia, SC is actually across the Congaree River in Cayce (KAY-see), SC. It's a former SAL facility and I thought it was neat for the town to show appreciation for its rail heritage with this.
The Cayce yard is elbow shaped, with a bend in the middle. The SAL was the last road into Columbia, so lacked choice real estate.
This one is in the Laurentian town of Prévost, in a part of town that used to be Shawbridge. This area is beautiful, so much greenery, much more than my memories of this place from long ago.
It's used now as a boutique and information center for the linear park trail.
While I was here, I felt like I was really home. Out in nature, just enough civilization around. It was peaceful and beautiful.
If it weren't for the daily commute down to Montreal for work...
Keep 'em coming Mike. I just love this kind of stuff and your pictures are excellent. It's very nice to find that these depots have been tastefully preserved. Sometimes that's not always the case.
Thanks! There's more to come. Tuesday, I have an opportunity at Lachute, on the former CPR Lachute sub (now QGRY). It's a bigger one, still standing next to active tracks. There's the Lachute Flea Market on Tuesday too, so I'll stop by the station for a few photos.
Two more on the old CPR Ste-Agathe sub (the linear park), a bit farther up, are Piedmont (St-Sauveur) and Ste-Agathe, which I'll be checking out later this week or next. There were some others in between, but they're gone.
I'll also look into what's east of here, around Joliette. But the real gems are northward, as you see!
Those Canadian depots are classy! Thanks for sharing!
NS MOW equipment crossing Glade Creek in Bonsack, Virginia on July 17, 2013.
Who says coal trains can’t be colorful? Caught yesterday on a westbound empty train on the old B&O Mountain Sub.
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The amount of money that vandals waste on this stuff must be stunning. They must be independently wealthy, to buy all those spray cans.
The "rattle can" paint industry must be booming. However, the paint retailers probably loose a lot to theft. The type person into vandalism would surely not have any qualms about shop lifting.
Yeah, rarely are these supplies purchased......
On July 24, 2007, the former Nickle Plate Road Berkshire number 763 was pull out of the collection at the Virginia Museum of Transportation and moved to the Roanoke Shops to be made ready to be towed to Ohio where the Ohio Central planned to restore it to running condition. I don't know what ever became of that project and if it is still ongoing.