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Post by wallyweb » 24 Mar 2019 09:00

... that Canada's CP Rail used to have a sister company called CP Ships?


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Post by acs121 » 24 Mar 2019 11:14

Did you know that British Railways ALSO owned a few ships until the 90s ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_99

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Post by Ploes » 24 Mar 2019 11:45

...and until this whole Brexit Ferry nonsence, I didn't know Eurostar still own a ferry!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Nord_Pas-de-Calais

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Post by Redirect Left » 24 Mar 2019 13:02

Ploes wrote:...and until this whole Brexit Ferry nonsence, I didn't know Eurostar still own a ferry!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Nord_Pas-de-Calais
It's only used for hazardous freight now. Which I guess translates to "stuff too dangerous to take through the enclosed tunnel".

Other ships from the old Class 99s remain in service to some degree, all spread around the world.
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Post by Ameecher » 26 Mar 2019 20:06

Redirect Left wrote:
Ploes wrote:...and until this whole Brexit Ferry nonsence, I didn't know Eurostar still own a ferry!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Nord_Pas-de-Calais
It's only used for hazardous freight now. Which I guess translates to "stuff too dangerous to take through the enclosed tunnel".

Other ships from the old Class 99s remain in service to some degree, all spread around the world.
Nope. Operates between Spain and Morocco these days, according to that article.
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Post by McZapkie » 26 Mar 2019 21:06

... that Canada's CP Rail used to have a sister company called CP Ships?
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Post by acs121 » 26 Mar 2019 21:27

Looks like it's in Eastern Europe. Who the heck drives at this speed in so much water ?

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Post by McZapkie » 26 Mar 2019 23:35

acs121 wrote:Looks like it's in Eastern Europe. Who the heck drives at this speed in so much water ?
No, it is Línea San Martín in Argentina. But yes, driver was crazy, even if electric motors are waterproof, he may derail his train at some submerged obstacles...

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Post by Redirect Left » 27 Mar 2019 00:20

Ameecher wrote:
Redirect Left wrote:
Ploes wrote:...and until this whole Brexit Ferry nonsence, I didn't know Eurostar still own a ferry!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Nord_Pas-de-Calais
It's only used for hazardous freight now. Which I guess translates to "stuff too dangerous to take through the enclosed tunnel".

Other ships from the old Class 99s remain in service to some degree, all spread around the world.
Nope. Operates between Spain and Morocco these days, according to that article.
Ah my mistake, as far as I was aware it was still with Eurostar as a freight operator, but yes, its now operated by FRS Iberia doing that route.

A news source suggests it was going to be moved to Seaborne Freight as part of the scrapped deal for post-brexit cargo.
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Post by Nordic Dragon » 13 Jun 2019 10:00

Isnt teh boat still owned by Eurotunnel though?
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Post by Railwaymodeler » 19 Jul 2019 19:33

wallyweb wrote:
24 Mar 2019 09:00
... that Canada's CP Rail used to have a sister company called CP Ships?

There was also CP Air, proving the Multimark logo looks good on anything.
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24 Mar 2019 11:14
Did you know that British Railways ALSO owned a few ships until the 90s ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_99
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Post by Ameecher » 22 Jul 2019 20:35

The Sealink logo was only the wrong way round on one side.
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