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A single geep on a VIA CN passenger train.


Long hood forward...the way God intended.


Maybe somewhat unusual –  perhaps when a cab unit was unavailable it was more common to see an eighty m.p.h. geared MLW built RS18 4100 series on such a train – the CN GP9's were geared for 65 m.p.h. 


Exception here? Anyone know the speed limit for  CN 4105  a Class GR-17p; a GMD 1957 built geep 9 ?


This is the first year of VIA – mainly administrative, took a while for that blue and yellow to start showing up –  the first yellow (and blue) repaints ?


By February 1977 the CN Dundas station was served daily by Tempo  #81, 85, 84, 78 with direct bus connections to CN Hamilton, Kodachrome by S.Danko


More road switchers:


 RS18m   


 freight on varnish   


 Geep on VIA   


(first Y & b repaints: the Turbos')


sdfourty
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Caption: A single geep on a VIA CN passenger train.

Long hood forward...the way God intended.

Maybe somewhat unusual – perhaps when a cab unit was unavailable it was more common to see an eighty m.p.h. geared MLW built RS18 4100 series on such a train – the CN GP9's were geared for 65 m.p.h.

Exception here? Anyone know the speed limit for CN 4105 a Class GR-17p; a GMD 1957 built geep 9 ?

This is the first year of VIA – mainly administrative, took a while for that blue and yellow to start showing up – the first yellow (and blue) repaints ?

By February 1977 the CN Dundas station was served daily by Tempo #81, 85, 84, 78 with direct bus connections to CN Hamilton, Kodachrome by S.Danko

More road switchers:

RS18m

freight on varnish

Geep on VIA

(first Y & b repaints: the Turbos')

sdfourty

Photographer:
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Date: 02/xx/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4105 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA CN 84 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Dundas (search)
City/Town: Dundas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Hi Steve, I just discovered this great shot! It reminds me of a ‘Mainland’ version of a late 1960′s Newfoundland narrow gauge ‘Caribou’- our beloved trans-island passenger train that was discontinued in 1969. Even our NF110/210 diesels were based on the GP7/9!
    Sincerely, Ken

  2. How about No. 84 from Sarnia? (I have a similar shot at Dundas around that time of day with a similar consist a few months earlier.)

    CN had 7-8 GP9s that were kept in the passenger pool through the 1970s and most of the 1980s (4100-06 and the 4107 which was wrecked in the early 1970s). As mentioned above, they were based out of Spadina however they were used on the Super Continental and several of them migrated to Winnipeg in the early 1980s.

  3. CN 4100-4133 and 4147-4156 were later-built, lightweight GP9′s that all came with 89mph gearing, steam train lines, and flexicoil (lightweight) trucks.

    As the need for passenger roadswitchers diminished, they were re geared, slowly, in the mid 1970s, at 65mph and got the heavier trucks from retired older freight geeps and from the gp7′s (4800-24).
    None of the 4100s went to VIA, only the cab units and the TEMPO 3150 series.

    As of this photo date 4105 was assigned to Spadina, which means it could have still been 89mph, despite the fact its now riding on the heavier trucks. Being without a boiler itself, it is on the train with steam generator car 154xx.
    Given that its February and the sun isn’t farther behind the train, looks to be a mid morning run from either Sarnia or Windsor, and a light business day considering only 1 engine.

    All in all, not unusual in the least

    EOR

    Bruce

  4. Real nice. A scene I always wanted to capture, but did not. Well done.

  5. I believe CN had six geeps assigned to this service – 4100 to 4105. They often ran with F9Bs.

  6. Ah!!! An early afternoon image at my favourite hangout!!! Nice!!! Looks like this might have been #73? Rails in foreground for parking the “speeder(s)” in the MoW shack you can see the shadow of. The loss of this station to a stove fire in the mid-1980s was one of the great tragedies for those who enjoyed shooting at Dundas……….

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