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#1 NS VIA Fan

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:10 AM

Portal Heights Electrics....1973 and Today

CN Portal Heights....now RMTs Canora** Station at the north end of the 5 km Mount Royal Tunnel on the electric suburban line between Montreal Central Station and Deux-Montagnes, Quebec

(**named for CAnadian NOrthern RAilway....builder of the Tunnel)

https://rtm.quebec/en

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:13 AM

Dual Mode ALP-45DP units also use the tunnel now on the route to Mascouche. Units lower their pantograph and switch to diesel power at Ahuntsic. And note the dual set of horns on the units: Noise By-laws adjacent to some of the overnight lay-over yards do not permit testing of the horns before the first run in the early morning....so an extra set “just in case”

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:14 AM

And if you time it right….you can catch a train above the tunnel portal on CP’s line to Park Avenue and onto Saint-Jerome that has come ‘round the mountain from Gare Lucien-L-Allier (Windsor Station) downtown…not through it.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:21 AM

I cant believe somebody other than NJT bought that stuff.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 03:43 PM

I cant believe somebody other than NJT bought that stuff.


MARC bought some of those cars.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:42 PM

They did? They have much better cars than that!
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 07:06 AM

Yep. They essentially replaced the gallery cars with them.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 07:22 AM

Poor Maryland commuters. You all have to get shorter now.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:07 AM

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

You must be short. I cant walk through that thing without hitting my head.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:23 AM

You must be short. I cant walk through that thing without hitting my head.


6'...perhaps NJT's cars are configured different?

Height in aisle is 6'-4".....scroll to page 10 here for tech data sheet for MARC's cars and this appears to be the same at RTM's in Montreal.

https://web.archive....-handouts-1.pdf

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:31 AM

Its the same case, hideous mottled blue plastics and all. I hit my head on the emergency signs, and whenever I sit down or stand up. And you are taller than me.
Travelled: Broadway Limited (1), Lake Shore Limited (6), Capitol Limited (7), Empire Builder (1), Southwest Chief (2), Sunset Limited (1), California Zephyr (3), Coast Starlight (2), Silver Meteor (5), Silver Star (5), Silver Palm (2), Crescent (1), Cardinal (4), Auto Train (4), Pennsylvanian (2), Palmetto (1), Acela Express (1), Empire Service (1), Northeast Regional (11), Keystone Service (1) --- Total Miles: 50,144 --- Total Trains: 61
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