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More 60's leased foreign power: CP RS18 8798 leads a 700-series Bessemer and Lake Erie F7A unit westbound through the curves of the Galt Sub at Mile 35, climbing up the Niagara Escarpment in Milton Heights near the present-day Kelso Conservation Area. Ballast or triple hoppers make up the majority of the train, behind a classic 40' stacked lettering boxcar, a pair of "slab side" covered hoppers, a gondola and two piggyback flats on the head end.

Along with the Union Pacific FA/FB's, the B&LE F7A's and F7B's were another group of power leased by power-short CP in the 60's.
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Caption: More 60's leased foreign power: CP RS18 8798 leads a 700-series Bessemer and Lake Erie F7A unit westbound through the curves of the Galt Sub at Mile 35, climbing up the Niagara Escarpment in Milton Heights near the present-day Kelso Conservation Area. Ballast or triple hoppers make up the majority of the train, behind a classic 40' stacked lettering boxcar, a pair of "slab side" covered hoppers, a gondola and two piggyback flats on the head end.

Along with the Union Pacific FA/FB's, the B&LE F7A's and F7B's were another group of power leased by power-short CP in the 60's.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [705] (more) (contact)
Date: July 1964 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8798, BLE 7xx (search)
Train Symbol: CP Extra 8798 West (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 35 - CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: Milton Heights (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Might be the London Pickup. The head end few cars for Guelph Jct and Woodstock. The hoppers (if empty) would be for Galt interchange with GRR/LE&N for loading in Paris

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