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….oh !  The  Rock.....


 Tri weekly (Tu Th Sa) Terra Transport  mixed  #232,  Carbonear  to  St. John's, 


 at Brigus Jct. high balling to St. John's 42 miles east.


 TT mixed #232 powered by GMD built (1956)  six axle ( A–1–A trucks ) G-8's #800 and #805 ( the latter at Delson, P.Q.)

 Kodachrome by S Danko,  15:30 Thursday Aug 5, 1982 at Brigus Junction, Newfoundland


 What's interesting


 the Carbonear branch, TT mixed trains #231 and #232 operated to September 1984


 Love those yellow Newfoundland wild flowers !


  More Carbonear Branch


    TT #231 at Carbonear Saturday August 7 


   TT #232 near Clarke's Beach Saturday August 7 


  TT #232 at Clarke's Beach Saturday August 7 


  Even more in Ken's book:


 Rail  Around the Rock: A Then and Now Celebration of the Newfoundland Branchlines by Kenneth G. Pieroway 


 What's  absurd:


 To abandon the Newfoundland Railway (TT as of 1979) under the December 1987 Agreement that Province received  a one-time payout ( 1988 dollars) of $800 million (CAD) from Ottawa to St. John's to fund highway improvements. 


 ( Basically that abandonment deal rivals the Churchill Falls 65 year hydro power deal in its shortsightedness and I bet that highway has had to be rebuilt multiple times since 1988 )


 No surprise that Premier Brian Peckford and the P C government got voted out of power in the 1989 Provincial election ( and the PC's did not form another Provincial Government until 2003).


sdfourty
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….oh ! The Rock.....

Tri weekly (Tu Th Sa) Terra Transport mixed #232, Carbonear to St. John's,

at Brigus Jct. high balling to St. John's 42 miles east.

TT mixed #232 powered by GMD built (1956) six axle ( A–1–A trucks ) G-8's #800 and #805 ( the latter at Delson, P.Q.)
Kodachrome by S Danko, 15:30 Thursday Aug 5, 1982 at Brigus Junction, Newfoundland

What's interesting

the Carbonear branch, TT mixed trains #231 and #232 operated to September 1984

Love those yellow Newfoundland wild flowers !

More Carbonear Branch

TT #231 at Carbonear Saturday August 7

TT #232 near Clarke's Beach Saturday August 7

TT #232 at Clarke's Beach Saturday August 7

Even more in Ken's book:

Rail Around the Rock: A Then and Now Celebration of the Newfoundland Branchlines by Kenneth G. Pieroway

What's absurd:

To abandon the Newfoundland Railway (TT as of 1979) under the December 1987 Agreement that Province received a one-time payout ( 1988 dollars) of $800 million (CAD) from Ottawa to St. John's to fund highway improvements.

( Basically that abandonment deal rivals the Churchill Falls 65 year hydro power deal in its shortsightedness and I bet that highway has had to be rebuilt multiple times since 1988 )

No surprise that Premier Brian Peckford and the P C government got voted out of power in the 1989 Provincial election ( and the PC's did not form another Provincial Government until 2003).

sdfourty

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Date: 08/05/1982 (search)
Railway: Terra Transport (search)
Reporting Marks: TT #800 East (search)
Train Symbol: TT #M232 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Brigus Junction (search)
City/Town: Brigus Junction (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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2 Comments
  1. A gem shot. Don’t outdo yourself now!! :o )

  2. Oh my.. this is very nice Steve.

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