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F1 and trains

Post by Mike_R » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:11 pm

From tomorrow's practice at Montreal, a formula one and railroad fan has the chance to see both. If the camera angles are right, you can see the Victoria bridge South of the circuit, usually from the back straight. During the weekend's filming I normally spot a couple of trains crossing the bridge. The bridge is almost 2 miles long and has a junction part way across and a road flyover over the junction!
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Re: F1 and trains

Post by Gloriousnse » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:11 am

ISTR that when they had a 'race stopped' a few years back the cameras were railfanning....

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Post by Mike_R » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:59 pm

Gloriousnse wrote:ISTR that when they had a 'race stopped' a few years back the cameras were railfanning....
Was that the same one when they were bird watching as the track filled with water?
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Re: F1 and trains

Post by Mike_R » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:16 pm

Only one train so far, a stack train in practise 3.
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Re: F1 and trains

Post by Mike_R » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:45 pm

It's Montreal 2014 and the opportunity to see trains and Formula 1 cars is here again.
So far just one East bound train during qualifying, auto racks could be clearly seen crossing the Victoria Bridge across the St. Lawrence Seaway.
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Re: F1 and trains

Post by Mike_R » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:50 pm

Only one more train seen, during the race. This time West bound, taking the north lift bridge, the south bridge was up with a ship entering the lock.
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Re: F1 and trains

Post by torikoos » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:27 pm

Missed that one, must have just been in the kitchen to get a drink from fridge .


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Re: F1 and trains

Post by Mike_R » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:00 pm

And we are back at Montreal for 2015. A new high view down the pit lane gives a great view of the bridge, but I've not seen any trains yet (2nd practise).
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Re: F1 and trains

Post by torikoos » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:59 am

I didn't see any trains during the race. Did you spot anything during qualifying perhaps?
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Re: F1 and trains

Post by Mike_R » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:13 am

I only missed bit of first practise and saw no trains this year, despite better views. Several ships went through the locks though.
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