Goodbye Cruiserface, Hello Happyface: The (old) Long and (new) Short Of It All

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by popscycle, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. B10Dave

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    Hope these pics help get the Christmas Spirit going for you.
  2. KMichael

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    Wow, they really take holiday train decorating seriously up there! Down here we have train graffiti, at best.
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  3. B10Dave

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    Kevin; this train is one of two. They leave Montreal westbound and split in eastern Ontario. One goes north of Superior and this one goes through western Ont. and into the USA at Detroit. It continues west in the States and goes back north of the border in Alberta to join back up with the all Canadian routed train. Then it continues to the west coast at Port Moody in British Columbia. At each 20 min. to half hour stop the entertainers on the train put on a show for the people gathered to see the train. Everyone is encouraged to bring a food bank donation of food or cash when they come to see the train. Since 1999 the Holiday Trains have raised $13 million and over 18 million pounds of food; all given to the food banks at each train stop. Full costs including hiring of name entertainers is born by Canadian Pacific. Finally a corporation that gives something back!
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  4. popscycle

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    Stuff In The Yard: In getting out and about a bit, saw this stuff in the yard - some Dash 8s lollygagging around.

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  5. KMichael

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    Cool.
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  6. popscycle

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    Seen - A Scenic Bridge Scene: Below is the lovely 1890 Warren Truss Bridge over the Deerfield River at coordinates 42.603658, -72.740592. You can see the reflection of the adjacent 1908 trolley bridge in the river water.

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  7. KMichael

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    There was a trolley in Warren?
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  8. popscycle

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    Ha, very funny. Just for that I am going to post another pic of said bridge.

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  9. jeickerman

    jeickerman Full of it.

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    Certainly doesn't look over engineered. Good looking bridge. It has character.

    John
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  10. popscycle

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    Yard Work: There was a little activity in the otherwise moribund yard.

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  11. KMichael

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    Anything new and exciting over the P&W RR Yard in Worcester?
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  12. popscycle

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    I really need to ride over there soon and see if they've repainted any of the P&W power with the G&W (new owner) livery. Weekends seem to be the best time to catch them in the yard. I believe the last time I was there was Jul. 2016, as shown below.

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    Time flys when you ride and see trains.
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  13. popscycle

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    Bridge Shot: Expanded work responsibilities (am only partially retired with the retired part slowly shrinking) and weather has eaten into my riding and picture taking; however, below is a shot taken Sunday last on a quick outing to check out an old RR trestle that was near the bridge. I was walking out on/in the bridge to see if there was a good trestle shot. This pic took a little work as I was stubbornly determined to get it without resorting to a multi-exposure/shot HDR rendering of the dark interior and washed out exterior.

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    jeickerman Full of it.

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    Good shot John, and no cars in the picture to run you down. :D
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  15. KMichael

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    I hope to get over to Union Station (in Los Angeles) soon to take some photos. Alas, all pictures will be "sans GS" as it's garaged ~3,000 miles away.
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    Morning At The Montague Mill: Taken in the morning before anything was open, I thought this might be another interesting photo of parts of the old mill complex.

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    A well framed photo John.
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    Wow! Wow! and Wow! One of the best photos I have seen.
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    Thank you and thank you. These old bones need and welcome encouragement to get out and about this time of year.
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    A Riding Apparition: I just had to stop and get this pic of a seemingly-ghostly church appearing through the trees as if to haunt (or bless) the image.

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    A really old, spooky house would have been better but you take what you can get. :D
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