RE: [carfree_cities] Ranking US cities
- Mr.Crawford wrote:
>I used to ride the electrics when I lived in the Town of Mount Royal.Wow, I had no idea that you used to live in TMR (Town of Mount Royal). I
>They provided very rapid, convenient access to downtown Montreal.
>It's reassuring to know that they're still running.
live just 4 miles down the line in Ville St.Laurent. TMR is a great example
of a railroad suburb, in that all the major streets lead to the train
station, kind of like the letter X.
From 1993 to 1995 the line between Montreal and Duex-Montangne was totally
renovated for $300(CDN)million. New track, new catenary, new stations and
new rolling stock. Before the track was 100lb joint rail, now it is 115lb
welded rail with 65mph track conditions, the catenary is now at 25Kv A.C.
instead of the 3Kv D.C. that it use to be, at stations we have new platforms
and better lighting. The Boxcab type locomotives from the 1920's, the
heavyweight coaches from the 1940's and even the EMU cars from the 1950's
were all retired. Replaced by Bombardier MR-90s (some of the older equipment
has found new homes on tourist lines and at various museums).
Mr.Crawford and others, I think you will enjoy this awesome URL done by Marc
Dufour http://www.emdx.qc.ca/rail/DeuxMontagnes/index.html . Here is an
other URL, this time in English http://home.swipnet.se/ricard/tmr.html .
Till later,Ron Dawson