Hi All,


Have had little time this month, due to job searching and the AM FM Open House Oct 30-31.  Hopefully by the time you read this I will have sold some of my HO diesels at the flea market!


I did get a chance to do a little bit of railfanning at the St-Luc diesel shop in October when I met up with Bryan Passifiume. This was great, because they were the last nice days of the year.  


Walter Pfefferle's CRO Photo contest “Show me Your Colors" has been a big success this month and CRO continues to grow in popularity and numbers. 

Dear Readers ... Please, CRO needs your help!


When CRO started it was only a 9 page all text "snail mailed" monthly newsletter to 50 readers. Now CRO is read in over 25 countries by over 6000 readers and has grown to over 30-40 pages per month, and published in 3 different formats. With CRO now  offering a full embedded version, CRO has had to increase our server size and bandwidth requirements. Web hosting and web server costs have increased substantially as well.  Each month, and all year we offer FREE professional-looking and up-to-date rail newsletter with amazing photos. The CRO staff spends many hours producing the newsletter and we are funding cost out of our own pockets. The intent was to keep CRO free, but we may be forced to go to a subscription only newsletter to cover our costs.   In order to prevent this, we ask each reader to offer a thoughtful donation  simply by clicking the "Donate" button on our web page and sending what you can, however small.  


Thank You,


William Baird and our CRO Team


I have created a new FACEBOOK page for the Montreal Railway Modeler's Association club.

Please join us.!/profile.php?id=100001590995722


Guy-Pascal Arcouette, Bernard Babin, Guilio Capuano, Bruce Chapman, Marc Chouinard, Alex de Léry, Daniel Dell’Unto, Kevin Dunk, Ray Farand, Joe Ferguson, James Gardiner, Sean Graham-White, David R. Howard, Ken Jones Jr, Ken Lanovich, John Leeming, Roman Litarchuk, Phil Mason, Don McQueen (Froth),  Bruce Mercer, Jody Moore, Glen Mounk, Terry Muirhead, Peter Murphy, Jason Noe (Railpace), Donna Peters, Walter Pfefferle, John Read “GR17f”, Earl Roberts (Branchline), George Redmond, Bill Sanderson, Wilco van Schoonhoven, Dave Slater, John Soehner, Cor van Steenis, Rob Sterne, Michael Taylor, Jean-François Turcotte, Dan Tweedle, Ron Visockis, Craig Walker, Ed Weisensel, Chris Wilson, Joe Zika, The Bridge Line Historical Society, and The Canadian Trackside Guide. Merci: James, John, Michel, Tony, Denis, Richard, Mohammed, les gars a St-Luc Diesel.


We encourage our readers to forward current pertinent news photos, and historical material as well. Please include the Unit No’s, Train No. or Direction, Date, Location, etc, and send to CRO at   NOTE: As we get a lot of mail, please Indicate “CRO  Photo” in the subject line. 

Please follow these guidelines to make sure your photos are accepted.


As you can appreciate we receive 100's of photos each month so must limit the sizes we receive. Photos should be no larger than 1024 wide and 500K in size.

Look forward to your submissions.

CRO Team


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