Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Mail Express 7815 - 1 of 3

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 4 April 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Mail Express 7815 was built in December of 1937 and was last used on the Ocean Limited between Montreal and Halifax. Most of the fittings are still in place. The tags in the postal section identify towns and cities along that line.

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/4.5 ISO 100 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

I don't think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
~Barry Williams

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Those were the days.........

4 Apr 2012 6:05am

@Nigel: Thank you very much Nigel! Yes, before the unions messed it all up! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

4 Apr 2012 6:16am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are most kind! ;-)

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Excellent angle de prise avec un magnifique rendu des détails et des couleurs.

4 Apr 2012 6:18am

@Khalil: Merci beaucoup Khalil! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
Have a lovely day

4 Apr 2012 6:22am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Nice. This image revitalises in me the nostalgia of my childhood's miniature electric train, with the same kind of wagons.

4 Apr 2012 6:56am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Glad it brought back good memories! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Bel angle ... j'aime les détails et la voie que l'on aperçoit .
Bonne journée)

4 Apr 2012 7:16am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Is it a kind of an open-air museum? Great find!! I feel a new serie is coming....

4 Apr 2012 7:25am

@Riccardo: Thank you very much Riccardo! Yes, it is an open air museum where the trains still travel the lines! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice datail! Superb!!!

4 Apr 2012 7:46am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cette bande jaune quelle compo avec la belle inscription superbe compo.
Belle journée

4 Apr 2012 8:01am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Farnaz.m from tehran, Iran


4 Apr 2012 8:12am

@Farnaz.m: Thank you very much Farnaz! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great framing and very interesting !

4 Apr 2012 8:19am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Sido from Seville, Spain

Riccardo has already asked it. Where is it ? Great shot as a remembrance of olden days.

4 Apr 2012 8:31am

@Sido: Thank you very much Sido! This is an open air museum in the norther part of Edmonton! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image of a great history ... Beautiful frame. Nice capture, Eric! :)

4 Apr 2012 9:10am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

et il y a même un fente pour les lettres !! on les poste directement dans le wagon lol

4 Apr 2012 9:17am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Véronique! Oui, ce fut une voiture de travail dans tous les sens du terme! ;-)

Khashayar from Sari, Iran

Nice shot!
Beautiful colors!

4 Apr 2012 9:41am

@Khashayar: Thank you very much Khashayar! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très beau détail avec cette bande jaune!!!!!

4 Apr 2012 10:31am

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

Jason Politte from United States

Nice shot of this old mail train car along with some interesting history. Nicely done, Ruthie!

4 Apr 2012 10:46am

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Jason Politte from United States

My apologies, Eric . . . I haven't had enough coffee this morning. ;-)

4 Apr 2012 10:55am

@Jason Politte: ;-))))

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of history with fabulous detail and colours.

4 Apr 2012 11:16am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Great light and frame

4 Apr 2012 12:20pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Für Baujahr 1937 noch sehr gut erhalten. Schöne Aufnahme.

4 Apr 2012 2:23pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! Ja, all diese alten Züge wurden liebevoll in ihren ursprünglichen Zustand wieder hergestellt! ;-)

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine old number to document as an important part of this old mail express car. Nice post.

4 Apr 2012 2:49pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Nice texture. I can feel the rivets.

4 Apr 2012 3:05pm

@dean musgrove: Thank you very much Dean! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image, and great history

4 Apr 2012 3:17pm

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very neat piece of history in excellent condition ~ great mood in your shot!

4 Apr 2012 3:27pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like this band full of light under the machine ... precious to hide ... A hug, Adela

4 Apr 2012 3:46pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau cadrage! D'après l'herbe qui se trouve sur les rails, il ne doit plus beaucoup fonctionner ce train, mais il a toute une histoire derrière lui!

4 Apr 2012 5:24pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! Oui, certains de ces voitures sont à l'arrêt pendant de longues périodes de temps que le musée n'est pas assez grande pour permettre à tous de l'espace voitures de se déplacer librement! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Good diagonal, Eric. Well done.

4 Apr 2012 5:35pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

chargé d'histoire ce wagon postal !! superbe ligne !

4 Apr 2012 5:49pm

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great framing.

4 Apr 2012 6:14pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice details shot Eric.

4 Apr 2012 7:39pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nicely zeroed in on topic.

Off-topic - Not the same colors, I realize not the same line. But I just remembered that as a kid, my most favorite H-O scale model train engine was a brown Canadian Pacific engine. I wish I still had it today.

4 Apr 2012 8:23pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! Yes, I also had a CP engine as part of my train set! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Nice compo..funny they have/had a letterbox on a train!

4 Apr 2012 8:24pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! Yes, this was a working train in every sense of the word! People could post letters here while the train was in station! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like a beautifully restored mail car. A neat shot.

4 Apr 2012 11:17pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great POV! I like how the yellow separates the other colors. Great image!

4 Apr 2012 11:45pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting shot. Looks like a good series coming up.

5 Apr 2012 12:05am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Neato living history here . . sorting mail in transit made sense and still does !

5 Apr 2012 7:59am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much Ronnie! Yes it does! Which begs the question why are we not doing it? ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

gorgeous colour scheme ...

6 Apr 2012 8:08pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I was not there for the mail express..well i don,t remember..but i love trains..nice shot..

12 Apr 2012 4:11pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

1/90 second
ISO 100
57 mm (35mm equiv.)