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Four Geeps on the Oshawa! Trailing shot ( exception requested ) first and last time the photographer witnessed the complete TH&B passenger \'torpedo\' Geep 9 roster (402 - 401 - 403 with 75 trailing) on one train ( plus freight only Geep 7 #75 ), with the CP Rail Oshawa turn, autumn 1977 at Oshawa, Ontario. (note the TH&B 400\'s set up for long hood forward (\'A\' end) operation while the Geep 7 seventy series were short hood forward set up ). At the time of this photo, an eastbound (?) CP Rail mainline freight passes with a trio of 4700/4500\'s. I believe this may be at the Stevenson Road overpass - perhaps someone with local knowledge can confirm the location - direction. Kodak Kodacolor II ASA 100 negative film, Photographer S. Danko.
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Caption: Four Geeps on the Oshawa! Trailing shot ( exception requested ) first and last time the photographer witnessed the complete TH&B passenger 'torpedo' Geep 9 roster (402 - 401 - 403 with 75 trailing) on one train ( plus freight only Geep 7 #75 ), with the CP Rail Oshawa turn, autumn 1977 at Oshawa, Ontario. (note the TH&B 400's set up for long hood forward ('A' end) operation while the Geep 7 seventy series were short hood forward set up ). At the time of this photo, an eastbound (?) CP Rail mainline freight passes with a trio of 4700/4500's. I believe this may be at the Stevenson Road overpass - perhaps someone with local knowledge can confirm the location - direction. Kodak Kodacolor II ASA 100 negative film, Photographer S. Danko.

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sdfourty [320] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/15/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: TH&B 402, 401, 403, 75 (search)
Train Symbol: CP Oshawa Turn (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Oshawa - CP Belleville Sub (search)
City/Town: Oshawa (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. The THB units at this location would not be shutting the yard. They would have arrived from Agincourt and are in the process of backing the train up the spur through my family’s farm and into their GM yard. These 3 units were regulars on the oshawa turn. All incoming trains in those days backed up the spur. Only the SW units assigned to this yard ever pulled a train up the grade. CP used a pair of SW units to shunt the yard in those days. ALso the cp yard is too the west of the plant. The yard within the gm complex was shunted by cn and cp switchers then. Now geeps and slugs are used.

  2. I would say with certainty that the location is indeed correct. Both trains are facing east, and the signal would govern the crossover from the main to the siding, allowing trains to work the GM plant from the main. The Oshawa Turn is probably switching the Yard within the plant, it’s tailend likely stretched out over Hwy 401.

    Great catch, by the way, and hats off to the guys at Agincourt for putting that power on the Shwa Turn!

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