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It is late afternoon in Woodstock. I've been out wandering around, out to London and returning, slowly, because I know that eastbound CP out there will have some GO power on it. Power short CP was leasing GO units on weekends at this time, and when I had a chance I was out looking for them. Still, this train surprised me, moving smartly along as I caught it just about to cross Ingersoll Ave in Woodstock. I had planned on catching it by the station, but that was another couple of hundred feet to the left in this image, and I didn't get there in time. Still, it's a nice image. GO 723, 725 and 722 are seen; these units were of a group of 7 acquired from Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific in 1982, and traded in on new F59PH 562-568 in 1993/94 according to the Cdn Trackside Guide.
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Caption: It is late afternoon in Woodstock. I've been out wandering around, out to London and returning, slowly, because I know that eastbound CP out there will have some GO power on it. Power short CP was leasing GO units on weekends at this time, and when I had a chance I was out looking for them. Still, this train surprised me, moving smartly along as I caught it just about to cross Ingersoll Ave in Woodstock. I had planned on catching it by the station, but that was another couple of hundred feet to the left in this image, and I didn't get there in time. Still, it's a nice image. GO 723, 725 and 722 are seen; these units were of a group of 7 acquired from Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific in 1982, and traded in on new F59PH 562-568 in 1993/94 according to the Cdn Trackside Guide.

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A.W.Mooney [1301] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/09/1985 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 723 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Galt Sub. (search)
City/Town: Woodstock (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. Todd, wiring a crossing for that many tracks would have been quite the undertaking :)

  2. Nope. Ditchlights not mandatory back then. GO units leased on weekends, and then readied for regular service weekday mornings.

  3. That was when GO was primarily a Rush Hour commuter service.
    No ditch lights on the GO either?

  4. And in regards to that crossing, it doesn’t appear protected – no lights, no gates…not like today.

  5. Yeah, and if you no doubt have noticed, there was also a lot of industry along there at one time.

  6. Wow, that’s a LOT of tracks crossing Ingersoll ave. At least the two rightmost tracks are now gone

  7. Nice! Those GP40s ended up in EMD’s lease fleet, later LLPX lettered. Some moved onto the SLR now anywhere on the GW roster.

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