LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I wanted to congratulate you on your decision to begin offering paid subscriptions to Canadian Railway Observations. I think the time has finally arrived where digital media sites such as CRO can no longer afford to offer their services and information for free. I have struggled with competing with this issue for a number of years now as it pertains to print vs electronic. As it turns out, the sharing of information is not really 'free' after all - there is a cost to it. One day soon, you might need a subscription to Wikipedia, too!
I have always admired the work that you and your team of editors have accomplished over the years - CRO is a valued source for all those interested in train-related information. And you have a wonderful and dedicated contributor base. I began Railfan Canada magazine a few years ago with the same type of goal in mind, as another source for those interested in train-related information. I don't see a direct conflict between our two 'publications', but rather a positive cross-over effect and complimentary relationship and goal of sharing information with readers. Our mandate at RFC is more toward presenting story line presentations where as CRO's presentation is geared toward offering readers more of the technical side of railways. There is room for both as I'm sure you will agree.
Should you be interested, William, we are able to offer CRO an advertising exchange whereas we would be happy to run a 1/6 page size ad in RFC for you to market to potential subscribers in exchange for a banner ad on CRO for us to do the same. With that exchange, a complimentary copy of Railfan Canada magazine would be issued.
Again, congratulations on your step forward and I will look forward to hearing from you, William.
Morgan Turney - Publisher
North Kildonan Publications - Railfan Canada magazine
Hi Will, Ryan Ho here from Toronto, Ontario.
I think some of your CRO`s members might be interested in the following:
On April 3rd, 2012 at approximately around 1400 hrs, I happened to catch the middle-end of a triplet of EMD SD40-2`s pulling a MOW Train out of CP Toronto Yard and heading westbound. I never seen these type of rollingstock, but not until this day which is kinda unique. I did some research and I think the train will be dropping off these MOW Bunkbed Cars in various places for MOW crews as living quarters.
Timothy Organ emailed us the following former Canadian National and Canadian Pacific power he found on the web:
ANOTHER SHOT OF FORMER CN SW1200RS 1344
FORMER CN SW1200RS 1369
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