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  1. PHrenetic

    What happened to the Talent trains

    Good Day. (2018-12-13......16 hours to go, bid at $10,100.00 EDIT 2018-12-14 : Closed 13:32:51 .... final seems to be $25,200.00 , with HST $3439.80 and Premium $1,260.00 .... Total = $29,899.80 Lots of sniping between 2 bidders in the last 10 minutes with 24 bids; they swapped 62 bids in the last 25 hours. So....... are the Talents gone this time ? We Shall See !
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    Stations - Stage 2 Trillium Line

    Good Day. 2 photos of uOttawa station from Mathieu Fleury Twitter feed : EnJoy!
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    Trains During Winter Operation

    Good Day. See my post on 2018 October 20 in the - Adapting with the Climate - thread. several posts and pics discussing this, from the FEDCO updates in early 2018. @ corynv ... yes, absolutely correct. And yes, switches especially HAVE to be kept clear, and so are and will be maintained by heaters, and actual physical maintenance as necessary (picks, shovels, and hot flamers). You can see the effect the heaters have had on a switch in one of the pics. EnJoy!
  4. Good Day. Ah...Hem....Ah...Hem.....Ah......believe it when we see it !!! EnJoy!
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    Adapting with the Climate

    Good Day. Ref: show-clearance machine - FEDCO-2018-06-05_EN_FINAL.pdf , pdf pg. 34 , internal pg. 33 . Ref: snowy track east guideway - FEDCO-2018-03-06_EN_FINAL.pdf , pg. 28 (switch in the mid-distance). Ref: snowy track at an outdoor open station - FEDCO-2018-03-06_EN_FINAL.pdf , pg. 3 . EnJoy!
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    Freight Trains in Ottawa

    Good Day. Depends on purposing and positioning for sale or complete abandonment....Is it worth their while to rip up / recover iron, or leave it in place for sale, or.... I can see Capital Railways purchasing some segments for themselves or on behalf of the City, for themselves and/or for O-Train ops. It would certainly help clean up regulatory requirements for maintaining freight access operations - as in !! no longer required !! , and in obtaining pure ownership and operations for the diamond (or the elimination thereof) and of all of or a portion of Walkley Yard. It opens up options and possibilities. Whether thay are taken advantage of ....... We Shall See.
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    Adapting with the Climate

    Good Day. Indeed this topic was raised elsewhere with this exact concern. I believe the consensus was that : for everyday normal snowfall, the continuous operation at comparatively high frequency is sufficient to keep the tracks / switches clear. for excessive snow events, that a special piece of equipment is dispatched to assist, as it would be before beginning morning operations. RTG should have had some exposure and experience with this over the preliminary operations last winter on the eastern leg open for testing at that time. We Shall See.
  8. Good Day. As for doors rather than a drop chainlink gateway.... yep - airflow control is the most probable explanation. You see doors at the lower level St. Laurent access as well. Even though both have or should have good vent stacks, airflow is still a bear. Indeed, as you mention (I am from Montreal originally) Montreal has some stations that are fierce. Peel - Concordia comes to mind. Most of the rolltop gateways are at open-air stations - a far less problematic location / situation. EnJoy!
  9. Good Day. Re: Lyon pic..... to my eye, not so much. Of course, pics do not really show in person live actual perceived space (and I am from Montreal, so I am biased !).... and this is the concourse level, after the fare gates and before you descend to platform level, so people will not spend too much time here. Of more concern is the platform level....which, from pics so far (and Parliament station just about the same), show (to me) very cramped platforms. We shall see ......
  10. Good DAy. Two possibilities.... That they have had, or will have, a maintenance difficulty that is not worth repairing, or, either inclusive or exclusive of maintenance, that they are preparing for the Phase 2 western leg expansion construction disruptions early, on this item, to get people used to it. Just an idea.... no facts to support. EnJoy!
  11. Good Day, all. This is my first post here (as opposed to SkyScraper), and it is an attempt to post the August 13 FEDCO Q2 memo. I saw above Shane posed the September update. Thx. Here goes....looks like it's here. Let me know. EnJoy! O-Train Confederation Line Q2 2018 Memo_FINAL.pdf
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