Portal Heights Electrics…1973 and Today

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Portal Heights Electrics…1973 and Today

Postby NS VIA FAN » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:47 am

CN Portal Heights….now RMT’s Canora** Station, at the north end of the 5 km Mount Royal Tunnel on the electric suburban line between Montreal Central Station and Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.

(**named for CAnadian NOrthern RAilway ….builder of the Tunnel)

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Re: Portal Heights Electrics…1973 and Today

Postby NS VIA FAN » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:48 am

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Postby NS VIA FAN » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:50 am

Dual Mode ALP-45DP units also use the tunnel now on the route to Mascouche. Units lower their pantograph and switch to diesel power at Ahuntsic. And note the duel set of horns: Noise By-laws adjacent to some of the overnight lay-over yards do not permit testing of the horns before the first run in the early morning....so an extra set “just in case”
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Postby NS VIA FAN » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:51 am

And if you time it right….you can catch a train above the tunnel portal on CP’s line to Park Avenue and onto Saint-Jerome that has come ‘round the mountain from Gare Lucien-L-Allier (Windsor Station) downtown…not through it.
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