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« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2011, 10:45:21 PM »
Barraclou: thanks, we did have an inch or so the other day here in Langley but up in most metro Vancouver there is no snow. In the higher elevations, North Vancouver may still have some, it got clear so it is below freezing the past 4 days not letting the dusting melt!

 Thanks Coilhauler, I can't remember seeing a Prostar, that might look good to. I know there is a Coronado running around here I really want to get  good shot of

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« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2011, 10:45:21 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2011, 07:40:19 AM »
Very interesting to see that scheme on a variety of different trucks - just like "real" locomotives! The black steel rims and painted tanks on first Columbia do lend it a "no nonsense" look that suits a piece of "railway" equipment.

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« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2011, 09:33:06 PM »
 8) JJG...Awesome shot's, I really like that paint scheme.

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« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2011, 06:48:51 PM »
Here's another plain white Volvo; BB 196.

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« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2011, 12:32:26 AM »
Aren't there many of the locomotive schemes in your neck of the woods Rob?

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« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2011, 07:43:31 AM »
 I have somewhat more than a passing association with CN Intermodal. I was pulling piggyback tailers into the Bathhurst and Mimico rail yards when they started closing the ramps around Ontario in anticipation of the opening of the Brampton Intermodal Terminal.
 Being a part of the CNTL group, CTL was given the job of hauling the trailers in from the various terminals, and I was the first driver on the job.
 Guelph was the first ramp to close, followed by London, Belleville etc.
 These shots were taken at the Guelph terminal in 1979. The truck was my 1977 W series.
 

 
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« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2011, 08:44:42 AM »
Bathurst and Mimico; those are "blasts from the past".
Wasn't Bathurst actually a CN Express yard and Mimico was the main freight yard for Toronto until they moved to Concord - which was WAYYY out of the city in those days.


I have somewhat more than a passing association with CN Intermodal. I was pulling piggyback tailers into the Bathhurst and Mimico rail yards when they started closing the ramps around Ontario in anticipation of the opening of the Brampton Intermodal Terminal.
 Being a part of the CNTL group, CTL was given the job of hauling the trailers in from the various terminals, and I was the first driver on the job.
 Guelph was the first ramp to close, followed by London, Belleville etc.
 These shots were taken at the Guelph terminal in 1979. The truck was my 1977 W series.
 

 

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« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2011, 09:31:12 AM »
I think it was CN express at Bathurst! I've been inside the Concord yard! One of the most interesting places I've been to my whole life!! Nice selection of reefers, CN trucks, intermodel, and steel haulers delivered their loads there. But the MOST interesting thing I think to watch in there was how they built the road railer trains! God I wish I had photographed action in those days. I never go there anymore but someday I hope to go there someday!
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« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2011, 11:32:51 AM »
To be honest, I don't remember much about those two yards, other than west bound loads went to Mimico, eatbound to Bathurst.
 No security gates in those days. If you picked up an empty trailer at the Bathurst yard, you'd have to check the inside to be sure there wasn't sombody sleeping inside it.
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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2011, 01:56:40 PM »
Great memories when you post those old pics...........a lot of those W Fords labored around pulling the A train cans for sure!!

Jim.

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« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2011, 02:14:57 PM »
Oh yeah. That truck pulled a lot of A trains in it's day too.
Great memories when you post those old pics...........a lot of those W Fords labored around pulling the A train cans for sure!!

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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2011, 03:13:17 PM »
I know that Concord always had a gate, I only got in because my dad hauled steel there! Did you actually find people sleeping in trailers or did you just hear stories about it? ???
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« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2011, 03:36:04 PM »
I know that Concord always had a gate, I only got in because my dad hauled steel there! Did you actually find people sleeping in trailers or did you just hear stories about it? ???
I don't remember exactly when they put the security gate in at Concord, but I know it wasn't there in 78 when I first started going in there.
 I personally never found any bums in the trailers at Bathust, but my ex wife did.
 We used to run the truck around the clock between the two of us, and she used to run the night shift.
 I heard some other drivers say they found occupied trailers there as well.
 
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« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2011, 05:35:58 AM »
For Jim G! ;D
BB309 is in the "Locomotive" paint.

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« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2011, 05:43:09 AM »
Dan: I'm enjoying these memories of 30 odd years ago.
You said that CN closed intermodal ramps at London and Belleville in favour of Brampton?
Both those points are major yards for CN trains. I believe they are both crew change points for trains from Toronto.
There was a big terminal in Hamilton down by Stuart Street.
I saw it about three years ago and there was a GTL Glengarry sign still on it.
By last March, though, it had been razed.
I believe it might have been a CN Express terminal before GTL moved in.



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