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Everything posted by skyfirenet

  1. It sounds like transformation is a bit of an exaggeration based on the full text of the press release.
  2. That's the first hurdle. 'To us, it's a miracle': Churchill residents celebrate repair of railway washouts
  3. On one hand, I'm disappointed that they didn't take this as an opportunity to restore service to Calgary. On the other, the Rocky Mountaineer is going to raise hell over VIA running a Rockies only section of the Canadian.
  4. All supporters of the Ford bros. I've talked to have said the same thing: they disapprove of the tax but blame the feds and province for it since they didn't give the city more money.
  5. Why keep it a secret? He and his brother had no problem creating a subway tax for the SSE and he didn't lose any supporters over it.
  6. Don't worry. Doug Ford plans to fix that by building the Scarborough Expressway and pass laws ensuring that less than fair market value will be paid on all expropriated land.
  7. No cars were cut out. Although, they did swap out one of the locomotives. However, what I was getting at is that the yard tracks are intended for up to 12 car GO trains with the Canadian consist being 20. So did they split the consist for servicing or just use the northern most yard track?
  8. Yeah, I just found out about that. (Although how they did it has me curious if anyone took any pictures.)
  9. The Canadian apparently took the scenic route to get to Union for its overnight departure. It came in from the east which means it must have taken the Weston, York and Bala subs. Edit: After taking the Campa.
  10. It would be an expensive short term one if it were.
  11. At least we hope not. The last thing we need now is to find another design flaw with them. And I guess I was mistaken because I thought the pole was deployed.
  12. It would be better if they "roughed up" the cement for the entire ROW to either cause the same sound as the rumble strips on the 400 series highways or to make it a bumpy ride.
  13. Is (was?) it still there?. I might have missed damage to the overhead which is why the diversion hasn't ended. It's also possible that the TTC has also notices a pattern of the pans going up when they shouldn't be and is giving 4447 a thorough investigation before they move it.
  14. Not that I could tell. However, they may have repaired it by the time I was walking by. I can't help but wonder if this is karma catching up with the TTC over their decision to save a buck by slowing down the pan upgrades to the overhead.
  15. Yep. The interesting thing is that the pole was also up. (They had lowered it by the time I took this photo)
  16. Looks like 4447 is going to need some TLC.
  17. On the other hand, he did skip the vote on the McNicoll bus garage.
  18. Which does nothing for the inaccurate estimated time of arrival.
  19. It's not so much a guess work issue. Some of the more photogenic spots to catch it arriving in Toronto are very car unfriendly which require a long lead time to get to. So the Canadian being an hour or two early can throw those plans out the window.
  20. It's been arriving early at Union station here in Toronto lately which is mildly annoying from a railfanning point of view.
  21. Who said anything about La P doing the decontamination and rebuild work? I was simply pointing out that if the car was going to be stripped down to the frame, it would be the ideal time to do work on the frame like the weld repair.
  22. Pity that both cars aren't in the group that needs welding work. Otherwise, that would be seen as a bonus.
  23. I suspect that the only reason why he hasn't done that yet is because of Crosslinx's 30 year contract.
  24. The current issue regarding the completion date is how serious Doug is about adding back the stations that were cut from the extension. Until that is clarified, all completion dates are guesses at best.
  25. Or the TTC would complete the repairs and then send it to Bombardier.
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