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Date: 10/31/19 06:42
Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: Lackawanna484

From Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Should be on the move already...

https://seekingalpha.com/pr/17681735-cn-sponsoring-transportation-historic-piece-canadian-military-history



Date: 10/31/19 07:21
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: thehighwayman

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> From Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Should be on
> the move already...
>
> https://seekingalpha.com/pr/17681735-cn-sponsoring
> -transportation-historic-piece-canadian-military-h
> istory

Interesting that Al Quiring will be involved ... if you haven't watched Highway Through Hell this will mean nothing to you.

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 10/31/19 18:56
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: boejoe

I'm surprised the publicity release didn't include a photo of the tank.



Date: 11/01/19 09:59
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: thehighwayman

4489 Wrote:
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> >
> >  And considering where the "Highway to Hell"
> was constructed, even more interesting.

It is the Highway Through Hell ...
The Highway To Hell is somewhere in the United States isn't it????

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 11/01/19 10:21
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: march_hare

A new anti-trespassing policy being implemented?



Date: 11/01/19 14:30
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: eminence_grise

thehighwayman Wrote:
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> 4489 Wrote:
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>
> > >
> > >  And considering where the "Highway to Hell"
> > was constructed, even more interesting.
>
> It is the Highway Through Hell ...
> The Highway To Hell is somewhere in the United
> States isn't it????
>
The "Highway through Hell" is BC Highway 5 where it crosses the Coquihalla Pass between Merritt and Hope BC.  This highway crosses a high pass with sudden weather changes.
When completed for Expo 86 in Vancouver, it reduced the travel time between Kamloops and Vancouver by an hour and a half.

Prior to 1961, the CP crossed over this pass, however changing traffic patterns and a rock slide prone portion of the route made CP decide to close the route and eventually abandon it.

The TV Discovery Channel series is actually filmed on three highways, BC 1, the Trans-Canada through the Fraser Canyon, BC 3, the Hope Princeton built in the early 1960's just north of the US border, and Highway 5.

 



Date: 11/02/19 15:33
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: cn6218

For those interested in seeing this operation (I missed it!), my sources tell me it left Dartmouth on 407 Friday morning, and would have been on 305 out of Moncton, Saturday morning.  It is un-tarped, so should be easy to spot.

I'm not sure how fast 305 makes its way west, but there's a good chance of seeing it in daylight tomorrow (Sunday) between Montreal and Toronto.

GTD



Date: 11/02/19 17:40
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: boejoe

I did a Google search and found a photo of a Centurion tank.  Will be looking forward to photos of it taken on its trip across the Provinces.



Date: 11/10/19 12:44
Re: Canadian National to a haul a Centurion tank cross country
Author: Lackawanna484

The tank has arrived on the West Coast, and will be featured in Canada's Remembrance Day observances.

https://seekingalpha.com/pr/17693736-historic-piece-canadian-military-history-arrives-bc



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