Saturday, December 15, 2007

Owner's Manual


Prince Rupert BC, September, 1958. After lunch, I wandered down to the yard to see what's new or interesting. Low and behold, there is a "Mechanical Instruction Car" tied up next to the station, with electrical and steam connections made, so I knew it was "inhabited."

I introduced myself to the occupant as the local train photographer, and got the grand tour.

And left with some important documents! A booklet with CNR Renumbering Plan and THIS gem, a genuine "G.P.7 Enginemen's Operating Manual."

To this day, it graces my railroad collection, and if I EVER encounter a GP-7, she's MINE! I know how to turn her on and get some mileage!

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The Old Fart said...

I enjoyed this post, looking at the old manuals was fun. It is the same when I find an old 35mm Projector Manual online, I was a film projectionist for over 20 years, I love looking at the history

Thank you for sharing. I've got you linked on both my main blog and the blog for My Dad's Trains

Thank you for this post

Bill

Oil-Electric said...

Well Bill, you are up awefully late! My thesis in college was film formats, i.e. 4x3, cinamscope, panavision, et al. And as Audio-Visual Supervisor for Freightliner Corp., produced single slide tray, multiple projection, and video tape training programs.

BTW, I have several 620 negatives of CN locomotives, shot in Truro in 1957. But I do not recall WHO I got these negatives from. I am going to run them, but I'd love to know WHO took the shots. These are ORIGINAL NEGS not copies.
-rdm

The Old Fart said...

My Dad's collection of Pictures from Truro are from a Chap by the name of Kenneth MacDonald and they are stamped "Kenneth MacDonald Rail Photos ~ Truro, Nova Scotia", could they be from this chap

Bill

PS, CinemaScope, there is a word you don't hear much anymore, and if you say it to the cinema workers today they don't even know what you are talking about

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