Wednesday, March 12, 2008

NBEC News and other random info.

NBEC 402 is leaving Campbellton now at 0937 and going only to Bathurst. Will turn around there and become 403. Sorry I haven't been posting much, I've been stricken with the mother of all colds and haven't had the energy to really do anything. Today I'm feeling slightly better but if I could maybe get a full nights sleep I'd be a lot better. It the time shift that really screws me up, I am now waking up at 0500 and that's too early for me, I was sure when I was discharged from the Army I wouldn't have to wake up at that hour again but I guess that's not the case now.

I was out and about this morning when I was up at around 0500 looking for some fun and interesting videos and I came across this one here. This is a gentlemen who has his gear together, he came here to Canada to buy him self a speeder (Where I'm not sure) and bought him self an air horn like the ones on the real loco's and set out on an abandoned line in New Hampshire to test out his new horn. It's a beauty and the video is really good.

\\\UPDATE///
I've been in contact with the video owner and he has informed me his speeder was brought to New Hampshire by CP back in the 90's. He purchessed it from CP a few years ago and he also informed me speeders go anywhere from $1,500 - $2,800 US. They are awesome machines and I hope to get my hands on one someday. Thanks for the info Ian.


And here is the first video I watched.




The next one I wanted to show is a really good one and you'll have to turn the speakers up to really appreciate the sound. But the video owner had disabled embbeding so here's the link to the video. http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=yZB6eAaULlQ

5 comments:

Ian said...

Hello, I'm Ian, the guy who took the speeder vids. The first video with my horn is of my former CP Woodings CBI. I actually purchased it here in NH a few years back. It had been imported to NH in the 90's from CP.

The Diesel MT14 videos are of 2 cars my friends picked up from ONR last November.


Ian
www.amoskeagnorthern.com

clam502 said...

Thanks Ian, I'll fix that up ASAP. Sorry for the error, I read on the info on of the Youtube videos they were purchessed in Canada that's why I wrote that. Thanks again for clearing that up.

Ian said...

Oh no problem at all, it wasnt clear in my YouTube postings on their history. I have a blast with the machines. I also have another Fairmont A5-C 9 man gang car that I bought from the QNS&L last spring.

Ian

clam502 said...

I can just imagin how awesome those machine must be. Personally I've never been on one, I've seen em up close and watched them go by when I was a kid other than that I've never been in them. I'd love to get my hands on one though.

Ian said...

They are fun to run and work on. The club I am in has 22 miles in NH reserved for them to run on. I purchased mine from about $1500 - $2800 US. I found them though club members, and websites like www.railspeedes.com and www.narcoa.org