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From The Editor

William Baird

Hi All,


February was a brutally cold month, much worse than in years past, and I did no railfanning.  Some of you braved the cold and we did receive photos and trackside reports regardless, and I thank those individuals for their  efforts.   We received positive feedback and comments on our  new look Modeller’s Corner segment, and we assure it will continue to grow and be improved as we go forward. 

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.   During March, or in early April we 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. 

Thank you,

William H. Baird – Editor, and Nathan Brown - Webmaster 

CRO FACEBOOK  continues to grow in popularity, and in our fourth year now, we have reached 4,400 Fans.  Thank you!  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-Railway-Observations-CRO/287488550757?fref=ts




Please email William Baird at editor@canadianrailwayobservations.com




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Please understand as we post the new issues on the first day of each month we cannot always reply to emails right away.  We will reply within 24 hours and make sure you are satisfied.    Over the next two months  CLUB CRO members will receive the new CRO issue announcements, and the CRO hyperlink by email.   Currently, only a small number of you have this, and we will shortly offer this service to all of you. 


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.


We thank you,

William H. Baird



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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!

Sign of the times:  X2200S is over:


Take care all,

William H. Baird
CRO Editor


Thank You


Guy-Pascal Arcouette, Steven Barker, Michael Berry (CRO), 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,  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 Koch, Wayne King, 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), 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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