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CPR 4020, an FA-1 with FB-2 CPR 4466 are running light from Hamilton to Guelph Jct.  Sadly, the 4020 which was built by MLW in 1950 was wrecked at Mile 2.4 Keewatin Sub in 1970.
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Caption: CPR 4020, an FA-1 with FB-2 CPR 4466 are running light from Hamilton to Guelph Jct. Sadly, the 4020 which was built by MLW in 1950 was wrecked at Mile 2.4 Keewatin Sub in 1970.

Photographer:
Dave Burroughs [127] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/1968 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 4020 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Hamilton Jct (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Not only is this a rare photo, why would a light power set like this be going up to the junction? Was this a Goderich turn?

  2. I can’t imagine a scenario where this would take place. If the London crew (the only ones on this Sub back then)had no train at Aberdeen they would still have a van with them. It was common to double the hill to Waterdown & I’ve even done it to Guelph Jct but in that case the light power would be southbound. I suppose it could be power headed for Goderich & they agreed to get a van at Guelph Jct because none were available in Aberdeen, but the Goderich ran after dark in those years.

  3. What’s interesting Ronald, before CPR instituted the pushers (due to TrAM rules) approx 2014, there were still instances of trains doubling the hill from Hamilton to Guelph Jct.

    With the new rules it seems it’s no longer feasible to do it, unless it’s an emergency.. (and someone would have to likely apply temporary derails)

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