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They would need to convert the bike trail back to a right of way for the railway and the connect it back to the Bala sub. 

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10 hours ago, Shaun said:

They would need to convert the bike trail back to a right of way for the railway and the connect it back to the Bala sub. 

Um, the tracks were never lifted. The only thing that happened was that the switches accessing the Don branch were spiked.

The lot of work is what CP wants on the Belleville sub before they allow GO service.

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7 hours ago, Shaun said:

Do they not have to meet FRA Crash standards?

Those railbuses are rather regarded as "track units", hence their former numbers (TU-108, -109). They were custom-built in Sacramento, CA.

7 hours ago, Shaun said:

Do these not run on shared tracks with Freight traffic?

No. They are even scheduled to meet with larger rolling stock at sidings.

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3 minutes ago, TheAverageJoe said:

Why not makes no sense for CP to keep it since the Intermodel terminal has been closed down.

I think there were some well cars parked there for storage?

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17 hours ago, skyfirenet said:

So when did CP Rail reactivate Leaside yard? I was passing by there today and the yard is full of autoracks.

Most likely parked for storage

 

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On 6/4/2016 at 1:30 AM, skyfirenet said:

Probably. However, it's still a weird sight after so many months of no activity there.

With traffic down in North America any extra track space is being used to store locos and cars.

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19 hours ago, TheAverageJoe said:

With traffic down in North America any extra track space is being used to store locos and cars.

That would explain why CN started using the sidings at Clarke on the Kingston sub for storage again.

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Does the roadswitcher for the Uxbridge sub originate out of Mimico or MacMillan yard? CRO is reporting that ONR 1409 and 842 are on the move to the YDHR and I'm hoping to catch them before they reach Stouffville.

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Bump:

I know the BC chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is having some legal trouble with their equipment which is being threatened to be seized. The have in their collection former VIA 6300. Any idea what the latest that's going on and is their equipment including 6300 safe?

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4 hours ago, Tom1122 said:

Bump:

I know the BC chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is having some legal trouble with their equipment which is being threatened to be seized. The have in their collection former VIA 6300. Any idea what the latest that's going on and is their equipment including 6300 safe?

The locomotive and cars are stored beside the Amazon warehouse not far from my house. The equipment was moved around and some of the tarps were removed a few weeks back, but otherwise not much seems to be happening. That being said I don’t believe they are safe by any means.

 

If memory serves there is also an open air coach that used to be used on the Royal Hudson Train and a exCPR Fast Mail car in the mix there.  Would be a shame if they ended up being scrapped.  

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On 1/13/2019 at 2:16 PM, Tom1122 said:

Bump:

I know the BC chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is having some legal trouble with their equipment which is being threatened to be seized. The have in their collection former VIA 6300. Any idea what the latest that's going on and is their equipment including 6300 safe?

Popped by there this afternoon.  All the coaches and a VIA exCN steam generator car have had their tarps removed. 4 coaches (3 6-axel coaches and a 4-axel ex VIA coach) have been loaded onto flat cars. The locomotive was previously stored inside so I can't confirm if it is even present. 

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15 hours ago, cprted said:

Popper by there this afternoon.  All the coaches and a VIA exCN steam generator car have had their tarps removed. 4 coaches (3 6-axel coaches and a 4-axel ex VIA coach) have been loaded onto flat cars. The locomotive was previously stored inside so I can't confirm if it is even present. 

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Loaded onto flatcars is a very positive development. Here's to hoping that all of the equipment is able to be moved safely.

 

Dan

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Gouvernement du Québec will invest 315 M$ over the next year in rail infrastructure (it's 10% of the infrastructure budget).

  • Greatest sum (85M$) is allotted to Chemin de fer de la Gaspésie, which suffered from major washouts due to Arthur and Irene hurricanes, as well as several autumnal tidal surges. The money will cover some reconstruction and perhaps some rerouting between Port-Daniel and Caplan, giving access to some major industries, a concrete plant among them.

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The railway in Chandler. Photo : Radio-Canada

Other investments :

  • Québec Central Railway maintenance;
  • Roberval subdivision extension beyond the Mistassini River in Dolbeau-Mistassini. I believe the Maria-Chapdelaine RCM, not the CN, is the sponsor of this extension, for it will serve some medium and heavy industries in Mistassini, as well as an intermodal node;
  • Speaking of intermodality, the Baie-Comeau intermodal facilities will get its share of the dough. It's quite critical, as while the truck ferry is unreliable, the rail ferry is healthy and running;
  • Some funding for the Lac-Mégantic bypass.
  • Thanks 1

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On 1/16/2019 at 6:10 AM, smallspy said:

Loaded onto flatcars is a very positive development. Here's to hoping that all of the equipment is able to be moved safely.

 

Dan

The cars that were loaded onto flatcars have now been removed. At this point I haven’t heard where they have gone too.  Still a few pieces of equipment left on the siding, but well out of clear view. 

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