LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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Officially the former CP rails are still in service between Rigaud and Hudson
but are not used in regular service. Last year I was lucky enough to ride on a
hi-rail truck between Hudson and Rigaud. AMT retains the right to
reactivate the line. It is easier to reactivate an officially active line than
an out of service line like the CSX line between Beauharnois and Adirondack
Junction or a rail banked line that has been "temporarily” converted into a rail
to trail as VIA's M&O given that trail enthusiasts and adjacent NIMBYs will
probably object to reactivation of the RR. I took a look at VIA's M&O line
between Rigaud River Bridge and the Ontario border. ATV enthusiasts use the RoW.
The rails have been lifted west of Rigaud River. The City of Rigaud has plans to
convert into a rail to trail.
Also, the latest HSR study ruled out the use of the M&O because of the
presence of the trail and probably because they were considering very high
I am not an expert on American railroadiana and I do not collect it. These horns
are nice but I've since acquired examples of Canadian locomotive horns, and this
set no longer 'fits' in my collection. I've researched recent sales over the
last 6 months and they are anywhere from $450-850 (E-bay, locomotive horn group
listings, ect, ect). I would like $500 for mine. I would prefer that they go to
another collector who will appreciate them for what they are, instead of being
used on somebody's pick up truck or in an arena.
REFUNDS HAVE BEEN SENT: We have had to refund eight readers a $9.99 payment as last year these individuals set up an automatic CRO renewal payment. As our the price is now $15.99 we sent emails out to cancel the auto payments and to renew their subscriptions at $15.99 as the 2102 special is no longer valid for a full year of CRO. Most of you did renew at $15.99 but some auto payments went through and these have been refunded. If you have any questions concerning Paypal or CRO Payments you may email me of course.
We received several queries on how to access our CRO “SPECIAL REPORTS”. These are ONLY available to our VIP members, advertisers, and all subscribers. To view our most recent one “the TURBO TRAIN”, go to the CRO website homepage and scroll down, and click on the TURBO PHOTO to access and open. (You must be logged in) All our previous SPECIAL REPORTS are in our CRO ARCHIVES (CRO past issues Section). The button for this is on the CRO home page on the right hand side. Special Reports are posted monthly if available. In May will post the “CN Ultra Train” by Patrick DeLarue.
I am still receiving photo submissions from mostly new readers that have not read our PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES on our home page. Please read this before you email the images to me.
William H. Baird – Editor, and Nathan Brown - Webmaster/Co-Editor
My friend George Redmond is always trying out new and unique photo angles and took this view on March 27th showing the DPU power on a southbound coal load (CN 2157 and 8811) taken from inside the Amtrak station at Centralia, IL.
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The mission of CRO remains the same: to keep CRO readers informed of pertinent Canadian train news, which is compiled and verified over the month, and updated daily. The accurate information we post each is obtained and confirmed from our reliable sources. Our other mission is to showcase beautiful locomotive shots submitted by our readers, credit them, and help promote their photography.
As our “Vignette” segments are very popular with our readers, please continue to submit photos and your suggestions for future vignettes.
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CRO is seeking articles for our “Special Report” series.
Over the last 6 years, several readers have submitted Special Reports for CRO that have been overwhelming well received. RAILFANNING MONTREAL by Guy Pascal Arcouette and myself, The BC RAIL STORY by Mark Forseille and Claude Prutton, and A VISIT TO CADRAIL by Marc Chouinard and myself.
CAN YOU DO THIS? We want to know!
Take care all,
Guy-Pascal Arcouette, Tim Ball, Steven Barker, Michael Berry (CRO), Eric Bitton, Christopher Bodkin, Mike Bannon, Kenneth Borg, Martin Baumann, Keith Bowler, Larry Broadbent, Dan Braun, J-P Cadieux, Ian Campbell, Guilio Capuano, Andy Cassidy, Bruce Chapman, Warren Calloway, Thom Cholowski, Martin Clément, Duane Cook, Michael Da Costa, Peter Cox, Michel Daoust (TSH), Jeremy Davy (WCRA), Michael Delic, Daniel Dell’Unto (GO News), Paul Donovan, Darren Doss, Kevin Dunk, Ted Ellis, Ron Ellison, John Eull, Ray Ferand, Joe Ferguson, Mark Forseille, Francois Gagne-Audet, James Gardner, Mike Garza, Chris Gertz, Jon Hall, Bruce Harvey, Tim Hayman (VIA News), Bob Heathorn, Chris van der Heide, James Hoffman (ONR), Francois Jolin, Kim Kafura, Ken King, Wayne King, Wayne Koch, Bob Krone, James Lalande, Jean-Marc Lalonde, Ken Lanovich (CRO),David Lemke, Roman Litarchuk (CRO), Richard Marchi, Mike and Mark Mautner, Phillip Mason, Rob McCormack, Gerald McCoy, Chris McMahon, Don McQueen (Froth), Jim McPherson, Bruce Mercer, Aivo Merimets, Bill Miller, Jody Moore (Green Locomotive News), Steve Morris, Terry Muirhead (VIA News), Dan Murrell, Cal Murray, Peter Murphy (CRHA), Jacob Nelson, Jason Noe (Railpace), Tim Organ, Ken Patton, Peter Payan, Mark A. Perry, Donna Peters (CRO), Marc Primeau, John Read “GR17f” (CRO), Earl Roberts (Branchline), Mike Robin (ONR), Kris Rumbut, George Redmond, Wayne D. Shaw (ONR), Wilco van Schoonhoven (CP), Cor van Steenis (CP), Avrom Shtern (AMT), Paul Smith, , Patrick Taillon, Steve Thomas, Lorence Toutant, Jean-François Turcotte (AMT News), Ron Visockis, Dennis Weber, Craig Williams, Doug Wilson, Alex Wood (CRO), Randy Zarowny, Mark Zulkoskey. My thanks to our many CRO Facebook contributors, the Bridge Line Historical Society, Tempo Jr. and the Canadian Trackside Guide. Merci Don, Marc, Patrick, Peter, Mike, James, John, Michel, Denis, Richard, Antonio, Mustafa, et tous mes amis à la St-Luc Diesel Shop.
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