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Via Rail #1 - Canadian - powered by ex CP Rail FP7-A #1424 ( ex CP Rail 4068 ? ) - GP9 8520? ( future 1601 ) - Via Rail #14xx  passes the ONR North Bay shops where the spare ONR Northlander train set and the ONR auxillary are stored. #1 is on the approach to the CP Rail North Bay station with a scheduled 18:30 arrival. 

[ What's interesting: #1424 is on display at Medicine Hat; The second car behind the baggage is crew dormitory ex CN twenty four roomette sleeping car I series ( #2000 Indigo to #2019 Ituna ) built 1950.
1980 was final summer for the Canadian's Montreal morning departure: Trains #1 & 2 - Canadian - operated on CP Rail Montreal to /from Vancouver ( 3 nights ) via Banff; The September 29 1980 Via schedule for #1 became a Montreal evening departure with the North Bay arrival at 04:45 ( #5 a late night Toronto departure ) the first FOUR night schedule to/from Vancouver ( likewise for the Super C ). ] July 12, 1980 Kodachrome by S.Danko.

More Via Canadian: 

 at CP White River  

 at CN Bradford  

More Northlander:

 at CN Nipissing
Copyright Notice: This image ©sdfourty all rights reserved.



Caption: Via Rail #1 - Canadian - powered by ex CP Rail FP7-A #1424 ( ex CP Rail 4068 ? ) - GP9 8520? ( future 1601 ) - Via Rail #14xx passes the ONR North Bay shops where the spare ONR Northlander train set and the ONR auxillary are stored. #1 is on the approach to the CP Rail North Bay station with a scheduled 18:30 arrival.
[ What's interesting: #1424 is on display at Medicine Hat; The second car behind the baggage is crew dormitory ex CN twenty four roomette sleeping car I series ( #2000 Indigo to #2019 Ituna ) built 1950. 1980 was final summer for the Canadian's Montreal morning departure: Trains #1 & 2 - Canadian - operated on CP Rail Montreal to /from Vancouver ( 3 nights ) via Banff; The September 29 1980 Via schedule for #1 became a Montreal evening departure with the North Bay arrival at 04:45 ( #5 a late night Toronto departure ) the first FOUR night schedule to/from Vancouver ( likewise for the Super C ). ] July 12, 1980 Kodachrome by S.Danko.
More Via Canadian:
at CP White River
at CN Bradford
More Northlander:
at CN Nipissing

Photographer:
sdfourty [411] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/12/1980 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: CP Rail 1424 (search)
Train Symbol: Via Rail #1 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Rail North Bay Subdivision mile 117 (search)
City/Town: North Bay (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Images like this sure stir up a lot of memories. Gotta love shots taken in the North.
    Great View!! No doubt you look back at this and wish there was some power sitting alongside the shop building. :o )

  2. That’s a great shot!

  3. I like the fact that the Northlander train is visible in the same, great, image!

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