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Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Witness the leader on CP 235, at Woodstock, ON, on a sunny but very windy autumn day. Almost two years since I've seen anything but GE's on this train, a chance encounter with SD30C-ECO #5043 in the lead was a nice surprise. Here the train is waiting for the conductor to finish his (very long) walk back to the head end after making a mid-train lift out of Coakley siding. These days, 235 is a westbound "land-barge" with its' usual Montreal-Detroit intermodal cars, but also (in this case, as usual) head-end traffic for London, autoracks lifted at Coakley, the stack cars, and a long cut of autoracks lifted from Wolverton. Quite often the train is well over 10,000 feet out of Woodstock. NOTE: Photo taken from grade crossing; the train had shoved far enough to exit the crossing timing circuit and was stationary at time of photo.
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Caption: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Witness the leader on CP 235, at Woodstock, ON, on a sunny but very windy autumn day. Almost two years since I've seen anything but GE's on this train, a chance encounter with SD30C-ECO #5043 in the lead was a nice surprise. Here the train is waiting for the conductor to finish his (very long) walk back to the head end after making a mid-train lift out of Coakley siding. These days, 235 is a westbound "land-barge" with its' usual Montreal-Detroit intermodal cars, but also (in this case, as usual) head-end traffic for London, autoracks lifted at Coakley, the stack cars, and a long cut of autoracks lifted from Wolverton. Quite often the train is well over 10,000 feet out of Woodstock. NOTE: Photo taken from grade crossing; the train had shoved far enough to exit the crossing timing circuit and was stationary at time of photo.

Photographer:
Peter MacCauley [105] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/10/2016 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5043 (search)
Train Symbol: 235 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Woodstock (search)
City/Town: Woodstock (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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