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Here's the second shot  from the first of a series at Galt Station  that shows three distinct paint schemes on three CP GP9's in their twilight of service. I love seeing photos from guys like James Adeney, Robert Farkas, Arnold Mooney and others who captured CP's twilight of service for various motive power eras - such as the end of the 1st generation ALCO's in the mid 70's or the end of the MLW era in mid to late 1990's. To me this photo captures some of this era-ending essence, the ratty mismatched paint schemes, locomotives that failed to be brought into the new corporate branding, paired with some that succeeded. Bottom line is all of these are now gone, permanently off the CP roster. 8249 survives for now - sold to J&L Consulting, and the other two? I have no idea, but CP won't roster a GP9 ever again. CN still has plenty (for now) so young kids who missed CP's era can still get some on CN - don't waste time though - I would have called you out in early 2010's if you said by 2014 all CP GP9's will be off the roster - it happened fast. (Thanks, EHH).
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Caption: Here's the second shot from the first of a series at Galt Station that shows three distinct paint schemes on three CP GP9's in their twilight of service. I love seeing photos from guys like James Adeney, Robert Farkas, Arnold Mooney and others who captured CP's twilight of service for various motive power eras - such as the end of the 1st generation ALCO's in the mid 70's or the end of the MLW era in mid to late 1990's. To me this photo captures some of this era-ending essence, the ratty mismatched paint schemes, locomotives that failed to be brought into the new corporate branding, paired with some that succeeded.

Bottom line is all of these are now gone, permanently off the CP roster. 8249 survives for now - sold to J&L Consulting, and the other two? I have no idea, but CP won't roster a GP9 ever again. CN still has plenty (for now) so young kids who missed CP's era can still get some on CN - don't waste time though - I would have called you out in early 2010's if you said by 2014 all CP GP9's will be off the roster - it happened fast. (Thanks, EHH).

Photo notes: Shot with my Nikon D800 in glorious 36 megapixel ultra high definition detail, at 70mm. Trust me when I say this, but if you zoom in on my shot the level of detail is phenomenal. And I stood on my SUV's roof to get over those tall late summer weeds, and the elevation gives a little different perspective.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [806] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/08/2013 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8249, 8209, 8220 (search)
Train Symbol: TG12 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Galt (search)
City/Town: Galt (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. For me the 8209 says it all. You can see it’s been there, done it and the T shirt it is wearing proves it.

  2. Lots of fond memories of the old Geeps. Miss them deeply these days.

  3. I love the Christmas lights on the old station. Just a little classic charm to the overall scene.

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