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 Post subject: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:52 pm 

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Here's a link to the story over at CBC. It's a radio interview, almost 4 minutes long:

Canadian rail company has no explanation after 47-car train goes missing
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat/baby-proof-house-of-commons-two-man-choir-lost-train-volunteer-mcdonald-s-1.3224546/canadian-rail-company-has-no-explanation-after-47-car-train-goes-missing-1.3224670

Has anyone heard about this or know anymore?
From what I could glean, it sounds like the train departed Thunder Bay just after 7pm (on Monday, I think) and hasn't been seen since.


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 Post subject: Re: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:48 pm 

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Right.... "National Canadian Rail"...

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 Post subject: Re: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:57 pm 

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This may be a recycled PennCentral story.


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 Post subject: Re: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:05 pm 

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They should search for it in Poland.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:32 pm 

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reminds me of a story in the steam days, dont recall the railroad, some kid climbed aboard a sitting steam engine, opened the throttle and took off with the engine. Chase ensued and caught the engine and kid. The railroad tried to charge him with stealing a locomotive, but the locomotive never left the property.


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 Post subject: Re: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:30 pm 

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Philadelphia Afro-American, January 28, 1956 pg 5.

On the PRR in Cleveland, though here it was a diesel switcher.


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 Post subject: Re: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:36 pm 

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I was wondering how long this'd take to show up. "This Is That" is a satire news programme. Among the stories they've covered: Edmonton has new source of revenue by logging city streets & selling the lumber. Montreal requires all dogs to respond to commands in French.


Ok, so it turns out this was satire after all. Not being familiar with CBC, I (along with countless other "yankees") assumed this was a "normal" story. It was reasonably well done though and it got our attention.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:27 am 

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They should have waited until April 1st.

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 Post subject: Re: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:33 am 

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I'll bet that this "lost train" probably got shoved onto a track in a yard somewhere, or a siding out on the main and they lost it in the computer... Someone probably knows where it is, but because it isn't in the system (I'd assuming it's Umler?) the pencil-pushers probably have no clue where it is...

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 Post subject: Re: Keep your eyes peeled, CN lost a train
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:45 pm 

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Funny, maybe 20 years ago or more I was working beside CN's main line, the Dundas Sub, near Brantford, Ontario - CTC territory. The signals man came along in his van and took out his satchel and came over to me. I knew him. Asked me if I was hiding a VIA Rail train anywhere?!!? I said I didn't think so. He said he got a call from Edmonton controller (c2000 miles west) that westbound VIA (can't recall number) disappeared at 85 mph at that mileage and could he go check it out?
I do believe they found it though! :)


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