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Rob Archer

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The Cans of Toronto
« on: November 06, 2011, 08:21:57 AM »
This is the link to my intermodal picture album in Photobucket. Trucks, Trains and Containers.


http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v284/bluejaysfan/Intermodal%20Pictures/

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The Cans of Toronto
« on: November 06, 2011, 08:21:57 AM »

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 09:40:14 PM »
Fantastic shots as always, Rob! Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 10:25:51 PM »
Very Nice Shots Rob  ;D

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 06:12:33 AM »
Although I update this album frequently there are new COFC photos of some of the containers on CN Train 148 between Chicago and Toronto added. I chased the train on Sunday afternoon and was able to get some shots at a point called Scotch Block near Milton ON.
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 05:33:56 AM »
Some recent additions...
GZL with a DOLE leased container

New Brunswick based carrier ARMOUR

Canada Cartage with a Canadian Tire domestic can on the way to a store.

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August 2012 Updates
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 05:45:13 AM »
120 Days?
oh well..........

Here is one I traced to see where it had been before being dragged up North Queen Street to the MT ANNEX.


Container ZCSU 5846516
It originated in TERRAGON SPAIN
Given to ZIM 11-26.
On the ship 11-29.
SHIP -ZIM Luanda Voyage 26
Pre-release 12-5
Arrived and off loaded in Halifax NS 12-8
Arrived Toronto 12-10
Picked for delivery to consignee 12-11
Returned empty 12-12.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 05:14:03 AM »
The MT ANNEX near my wife's workplace is closed and no more (or very few) North Queen Street can haulers. CP has closed it's OBICO yard and shifted all intermodal operations to Bolton.
My main local can hauler now is Musket Transport who run mostly Volvo tractors. There are still a variety of beat up Cartage company tractors for local deliveries to be seen.

Here is a Musket from Friday morning. A 20 foot dry box is loaded on an adjustable chassis.




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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 05:15:19 AM »
MSC cans being hauled by local cartage trucks.



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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 04:32:39 PM »
Anyone notice challenger is hauling lots of B train cans lately, with bunk trucks, wonder how far they are going?

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 07:30:30 AM »
^Please try to snap some photos if possible!

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2013, 10:14:51 PM »
Question.

Why do Canadians spell T-I-R-E, the American form instead of T-Y-R-E, the British form, and yet spell C-O-L-O-U-R, the British form, instead of C-O-L-O-R, the American form?




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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 11:55:59 PM »
Well Chuck, good question really..........there are a lot strange things in the English "Canadian" language in spelling and such! Never thought of Tyre before but the others you mentioned and there are more!

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 12:34:12 AM »
Well Chuck, good question really..........there are a lot strange things in the English "Canadian" language in spelling and such! Never thought of Tyre before but the others you mentioned and there are more!

Jim.

I just looked it up on Wikipedia, if it has much credibility.  Evidently Canadian English borrows some spellings from American and British English.  Weird, you could spell a word one way and then walk across a bridge and correctly spell it another way.

No different than the American north and American south.  LOL!


BTW, according to Wikipedia (again credibility), the Aussies do the same thing.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2013, 04:01:17 AM »
Today, people are taught the American spelling of words. However, when I was in grade school in the late 1950's and early 1960's the British heritage was still thought to be important. We were members of the British Commonwealth and, until 1964, flew the Red Ensign as our national flag. We sang GOD SAVE THE QUEEN each morning and then Oh Canada. I was taught that Canadian English had evolved from The Queen's English. You are right - we never spelt tire as TYRE, we never spelt airplane as aeroplane and since we drove mostly American cars (Fords, Dodge, Pontiac etc) never called the Hood the bonnet or the trunk the boot.
Over time all the British influences in our culture have disappeared and Great Britain is just another country in the world.

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Yet another old Freightliner drags a can 4-12-13
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2013, 04:01:17 AM »