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Knowing that VIA trains 72 and 74 had older power, and not the dreaded, new F40's, I went trackside from the house on a beautiful Tuesday morning in early March. In Canada's ' Sun Parlor ' you can expect this type of weather at this time of the year. With 8 coaches and a full baggage car behind them, FPA-4's 6782-6793 bring train 72 across the CPR Windsor Subdivision, just a few minutes from their scheduled station stop. Even on a Tuesday in March, this early morning run warrants a big consist. It was probably well-filled going west the night before as train 77. 6782 went for scrap, but 6793 was initially operated as Western Maryland Scenic RR " B&O 893" before ending up on the Grand Canyon Rly, renumbered to 6793 again. It may or may not be in service.
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Caption: Knowing that VIA trains 72 and 74 had older power, and not the dreaded, new F40's, I went trackside from the house on a beautiful Tuesday morning in early March. In Canada's ' Sun Parlor ' you can expect this type of weather at this time of the year. With 8 coaches and a full baggage car behind them, FPA-4's 6782-6793 bring train 72 across the CPR Windsor Subdivision, just a few minutes from their scheduled station stop. Even on a Tuesday in March, this early morning run warrants a big consist. It was probably well-filled going west the night before as train 77. 6782 went for scrap, but 6793 was initially operated as Western Maryland Scenic RR " B&O 893" before ending up on the Grand Canyon Rly, renumbered to 6793 again. It may or may not be in service.

Photographer:
Bruce Mercer [100] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/06/1987 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6782 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 72 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Chatham Sub (search)
City/Town: Chatham (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Just to expound on my own caption – 6793 indeed is still in use, looking to be repowered.
    http://www.railpictures.net/photo/606571/

    Must feel right at home in the snow, even if it is Grand Canyon National Park, south rim overlook.

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