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(1) France - Passenger or freight trains
(2) Europe
(3) Canada 2019


(1) FRANCE - PASSENGER (in red) OR FREIGHT (in blue) TRAINS
(01) (1mn13) 2019-04-26 09h50 Gignac-Cressensac (IC 3644 Toulouse > Paris)
The long wait once the level crossing is closed is due to a 40 km/h speed restriction 2.7 km before (Km 522.9, the level crossing being at 520.2) : the train is slowly accelerating from there, because of the 1 in 100 gradient and its heavy load (14 coaches), and hasn't reached its permitted speed (110 km/h) yet... One may also note the wifi antennas on the roof of most coaches (all were equipped at the end of 2019). Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 001
(02) (0mn48) 2019-04-28 15h20 Gignac-
Cressensac (421410 Thédirac-Peyrilles >
Issoire via Vierzon 75437+19w)
The speed of the train is approximately 40 km/h, and remains stable because of the speed restriction mentioned above : a bit more than 1900 kW at the rail head are needed in order to hold that speed with a load of 1,800 tons in a 1 in 100 gradient, and that comes very close to this locomotive's maximum capability. So, speed will only increase after the summit, one km further along. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 002
(03) (0mn17) 2019-07-25 18h13 Gignac-
Cressensac (420303 Ussac 16h41 > Thédirac-
Peyrilles 19h33, 75466+17w vides)
An aggregates train is returning empty from Ussac, just north of Brive, to the quarry of Thédirac-Peyrilles, only 85 km to the south. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 003








(2) EUROPE
(HONGRIE, 1mn36) 2019-05-02 14h50 Budapest-Kelenföld (1116-108 + 18 wagons doubles Longueur 551m90 =19m28+18x29m59)
This train begins to move just after a GYSEV IC train bound for Budapest-Keleti has passed. The little music piece that can be heard at the beginnng is typical of Class 182 DB / 1116 ÖBB Taurus locomotives. One may note how fast the train reaches 60 km/h. No big surprise though, with a dry rail, a slight descent and 7000 kW avaiable (continuous rating 6400 kW)... even with a BoBo loco's limited adhesion. Productivity : this train is not very long (552 m), but 100 % loaded. Youtube link : RD RAIL EUROPE VIDEO 001









(3) CANADA 2019 (CP trains in red, CN trains in blue, others in black)

For more comments on these 18 canadian videos, see photographic report #63
2019-06-26 15h08 Albreda Summit CN8929+2162 +100w
300 km north of Kamloops, near one of the two passes along the way, a CN grain train bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 01
2019-06-26 16h10 Blue River CN3217+101w +CN3025+41w
200 km north of Kamloops, a CN train bound for Vancouver (3mn42s). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 02
2019-06-26 20h35 LC MP 131.79 CN3181+145w +CN3828+23w (8mn09)
On the first passing loop north of Kamloops, at dusk, a southbound CN train (mixed freight) is on the move (only 2 locos for 168 wagons)... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 03
2019-06-30 18h03 LC MP 131.79 (N of Kamloops) CN2939+3207
At the same location, a northbound CN train (approximate speed 80 km/h). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 04
2019-06-30 18h41 LC MP 131.79 (N of Kamloops) CN2879+104w +CN2994+25w +47w2N
Still at the same location, a southbound CN train, mixed freight... although not looking so at the beginning. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 05
2019-06-28 17h11 Ashcroft (Rocky Mountaineer, 3+21)
The local equivalent of the Orient Express... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 06




2019-06-28 17h06 Ashcroft (CN intermodal 2+95)
A CN container train, bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 07
2019-06-28 18h38 Ashcroft (CP9715 eastbound)
A CP potash train, returning empty from Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 08
2019-06-28 18h44 Ashcroft (CP9718 westbound, loaded coal 2+78+1+74+1 + CP
The same empty potash train + a CP coal train (loaded) bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 09
2019-06-29 09h13 Chase CP8923+KCS4136 +CP8944+UP5184 +43w+UP2767 +61w+CP9673 eastbound)
A CP mixed freight train... with mixed traction too (CP, Kansas City Southern, UP). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 10
2019-06-29 09h29 Chase (CP8638+8001 +173w+8859)
Now east of Kamloops, on the CP line : more potash (like here) and coal than on the CN line, less container traffic... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 11
2019-06-29 10h15 (CP8923+KCS4136 +CP8944+UP5184 +43w+UP2767 +61w+CP9673 eastbound)
The same train as in video #10, further along... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 12




2019-07-01 11h16 LC MP 134.12 (N of Kamloops) CN5698+5692 +8912+178w (167DS 11SS)
Back to the CN line : on the first loop north of Kamloops, a CN container train, bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 13
2019-07-01 11h36 LC MP 131.79 (N of Kamloops) CN2547+2436 +at least 157w
"At least 157 wagons"... : camera batteries failed because of the length of the previous videos... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 14
2019-07-02 14h50 Willow River LC MP 124,83 (CN3194+171w ct empty) (2mn47)
A rare event : a CN contanier train, running completely empty, here towards Prince Rupert, the other seaport on Canada's west coast. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 15
2019-07-05 12h27 Msg sécurité à Brampton (Canada)
A bilingual message, although this is suburban Toronto... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 16
2019-07-05 12h38 GO train leaving Brampton
A suburban train in the vicinity of Toronto (GO = Greater Ontario). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 17
2019-07-05 13h01 Brampton (CN 3870+3020 +192w mixed freight)
Still at Brampton, but freight this time (far less frequent than in the Rockies...). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 18