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Date: 04/21/17 03:34
on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

A long winded 24 image posting from April 21, 2007, ten years ago but it seems like yesterday.
images :
01 CDU, central display unit, showing zero air pressure on the SBU (tailend), is stopped and "low pressure alarm. Locotrol II panel below
02 side view out my window, Quesnel River is below and Fraser River in the background, junction of the two rivers.
03 on the Quesnel River bridge








Date: 04/21/17 03:38
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

04 air on the tailend, 86 psi
05 & 06 mud bank hill, mile 380 on the BC Rail Prince George subdivision








Date: 04/21/17 03:41
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

07 Dragon siding, HWY 97 alongside
08 my hard working Conductor enjoying a cup of coffee
09 cruising at 40 miles per








Date: 04/21/17 03:44
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

10, 11 & 12 multiple plate culvert Hwy 97 overpass @ mile 372.6








Date: 04/21/17 03:46
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

13, romping along approaching Kersley
14 & 15 view back on the train via the Draper Taper








Date: 04/21/17 03:49
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

16, 17 & 18 over Hwy 97 approaching Gibraltar, mile 344.3








Date: 04/21/17 03:52
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

19, 20 & 21 rock bluff at mile 343








Date: 04/21/17 03:54
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

22, 23 & 24 approaching Deep Creek bridge mile 330
thanks for looking. Doug








Date: 04/21/17 05:22
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: Northeaster

Wow! Wish that more would post such great photos of their workplace! Thanks for the trip on that lovely day.



Date: 04/21/17 05:44
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: bridgeportsub

Living in WV I've never been to British Columbia ,but i sure do enjoy looking at the photos that post. I always look for your posts . Thx very much.

Randy



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Date: 04/21/17 06:50
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: Goldie

Very nice!



Date: 04/21/17 13:42
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

Thanks all for the replies and comments. Doug



Date: 04/21/17 17:00
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: dan

chased the RDC's up there and saw a few freights, how fast did you run?



Date: 04/22/17 04:31
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

dan Wrote:
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> chased the RDC's up there and saw a few freights,
> how fast did you run?

Freight speed varied between 20, lots of 30 & 35 with some at 40 mph. The Budd cars had a maximum of 65 but quite often it was "hair straight back" on tangent track. BC Rail did have some 50 mph freight speed on the Prince George and Chetwynd subdivisions. CN reduced those speeds to 40 mph for certain rules in OCS "dark territory" such as approaching facing point switches. Also when BC Rail was administered by the Provincial Government, track standards were higher than Federal requirements. When CN took over, the BC Rail track was in excellent condition and by reducing the speed limits, the track would not need much maintenance even it deteriorated to Federal, Transport Canada standards. Doug



Date: 04/23/17 21:21
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: greshe3

Doug maybe you can correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is deep creek bridge just north of Williams Lake took this back in 1995. Greg




Date: 04/24/17 02:24
Re: on this day, a nice day for a train ride
Author: hoggerdoug

greshe3 Wrote:
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> Doug maybe you can correct me if I am wrong but I
> believe this is deep creek bridge just north of
> Williams Lake took this back in 1995. Greg

Yes ,that is Deep Creek bridge, appears the train is northbound, perhaps the VP symbol or NVPG. Mile 330, Prince George subdivision is at the north end of the bridge. Doug



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