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A special place – The Rock.
Oh, so much The Rock - I pull my baseball cap tight against the breezy salt air as the wind whips up the waves in the salt water bay, the residential back yards with a view of the bay, the laundry snapping in the wind, the sounds of the seabirds screeching, the distinctive accent in the voice of the trainman on channel one: " hold 'er dere "  who then leans over and throws the switch lever and the sounds of five GMD 567 locomotives - the power for today's #204 -  backing onto # 204's consist....no other place like it.....August 2, 1982. Today's TT#204 power is five NF210's: TT#910- TT#940- TT#917- TT#919 (CN noodle) - TT#918 (CN zebra), today you will find the units in Chile, Whitebourne Nfld, retired, retired, Nicaragua (respectively). Kodachrome by S.Danko.
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Caption: A special place – The Rock. Oh, so much The Rock - I pull my baseball cap tight against the breezy salt air as the wind whips up the waves in the salt water bay, the residential back yards with a view of the bay, the laundry snapping in the wind, the sounds of the seabirds screeching, the distinctive accent in the voice of the trainman on channel one: " hold 'er dere " who then leans over and throws the switch lever and the sounds of five GMD 567 locomotives - the power for today's #204 - backing onto # 204's consist....no other place like it.....August 2, 1982. Today's TT#204 power is five NF210's: TT#910- TT#940- TT#917- TT#919 (CN noodle) - TT#918 (CN zebra), today you will find the units in Chile, Whitebourne Nfld, retired, retired, Nicaragua (respectively). Kodachrome by S.Danko.

Photographer:
sdfourty [354] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/02/1982 (search)
Railway: Terra Transport (search)
Reporting Marks: TT#910 (search)
Train Symbol: TT#204 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Port-aux-Basques (search)
City/Town: Port -aux-Basques (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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9 Comments
  1. Steve, I once saw six units on an eastbound freight passing through Gambo in late August 1986. Sadly, I never had my camera that day but my girlfriend and I chased it parallel to the TCH until it turned inland at Glovertown (Alexander Bay). It was the one and only time I saw a six unit train on the Rock, two years later there would be none. – Ken

  2. I must have been dumb in 2013… four units? I can’t count. It’s five :) And this is an amazing shot in so many ways.

  3. This is a gem Steve! You also caught 917, one of only two units (the other being 915) painted in the early Terra Transport scheme when it was formed in 1979.

  4. This really is a remarkable shot.

  5. #204 on the high rail, yes. see image 7860

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=7860

  6. Steve did you shoot this one after departing? He must have had a good size train for four units….

  7. More Newfoundland

    Terra Transport train #206 http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=6808

    Corner Brook http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=6336

    Port-aux-Basques http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=6220

    sdfourty

  8. A unique piece of Canadian railroading for sure!

  9. What a fabulous photo! So many memories from the rock!

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