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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(05-16-2018, 05:07 PM)Canard Wrote: 505 is here! Just could see the top of it shutting around in Lancaster.

Thursday Offload perhaps?
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Well guys, we're up to $2 billion for Stage 1. When someone asks you how much you paid for your car, you add 30 years of future insurance, gas, driving fees, and service charges, right?

https://www.reddit.com/r/waterloo/commen...n/dz3axis/
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[video=YouTube]https://youtu.be/XGmCbwGV3q0[/video]
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Finally got my footage from Saturday assembled:

[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/6QpygioEhP0[/video]
...K
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(05-16-2018, 08:17 PM)KevinT Wrote: Finally got my footage from Saturday assembled:

[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/6QpygioEhP0[/video]

I wish they would activate the lubricators  Undecided
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Nice to see more trainsets on site! Are they still able to store them all inside the OMSF or will 1 or 2 be stored outside?
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(05-16-2018, 08:29 PM)trainspotter139 Wrote:
(05-16-2018, 08:17 PM)KevinT Wrote: Finally got my footage from Saturday assembled:

[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/6QpygioEhP0[/video]

I wish they would activate the lubricators  Undecided

My daughter has a pet rat that I was playing with when I watched that video. Whiski would agree....
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Elizabeth Clarke just posted to the Facebook group.

Quote: Next week, the testing (of propulsion and brakes) will require that the trains (six here now) be loaded with sand bags to simulate passenger loads.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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Saw this yesterday in Uptown around 5 PM:

[Image: c3hHqjCl.jpg]
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Was it a breakdown or tow for illegal parking?
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There's a cop car behind the tow and I didn't see any driver standing around so I assume a tow for parking on the tracks.
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(05-18-2018, 09:21 AM)goggolor Wrote: There's a cop car behind the tow and I didn't see any driver standing around so I assume a tow for parking on the tracks.

Also, they probably wouldn't need a flat bed for that type of car.
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Depends on the transmission. I know on my smart cdi with its automated manual gearbox, it must be flatbed towed. Towing it wheels-down will destroy the gearbox.

(Not that any company towing for illegal parking with no driver present would care about such a technicality Tongue)
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(05-18-2018, 05:48 PM)Canard Wrote: Depends on the transmission. I know on my smart cdi with its automated manual gearbox, it must be flatbed towed. Towing it wheels-down will destroy the gearbox.

(Not that any company towing for illegal parking with no driver present would care about such a technicality Tongue)

Wouldn’t it be OK to tow it with those little wheels that tow trucks carry? I would have thought that the important point is not to attempt to turn the wheels (at least, not very much — it might be OK to yank it maybe a car-length to get it out of a tight corner?).

Also I’m confident towing for illegal parking is done very carefully. I’m pretty sure the tow operator is liable for any damage to the target vehicle.
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(05-16-2018, 05:20 PM)trainspotter139 Wrote: Thursday Offload perhaps?

Actually it was Friday (yesterday):

[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/egCS0VIMQVo[/video]
...K
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