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GMD GP35 unit CP 5019 leads an afternoon freight train south-west out of Trois-Rivieres yard, assisted by MLW RS-10 CP 8559.  The engines are at Rue Bonaventure grade crossing, moving at moderate speed with much of the train still rolling out of the yard. Probably the train's destination was Montreal - based on the power and the green flags, which indicate a scheduled train with second section to follow. Trains branching off northward to Shawinigan were smaller, usually rating one diesel of lower HP than a GP35.  Scan & caption by John Pittman.
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Caption: GMD GP35 unit CP 5019 leads an afternoon freight train south-west out of Trois-Rivieres yard, assisted by MLW RS-10 CP 8559. The engines are at Rue Bonaventure grade crossing, moving at moderate speed with much of the train still rolling out of the yard. Probably the train's destination was Montreal - based on the power and the green flags, which indicate a scheduled train with second section to follow. Trains branching off northward to Shawinigan were smaller, usually rating one diesel of lower HP than a GP35.
Scan & caption by John Pittman.

Photographer:
Brian Pittman [199] (more) (contact)
Date: July 1971 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5019, CP 8559 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Trois-Rivieres (search)
City/Town: Trois-Rivieres (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Oh heck no. A picture telling a story is better than just a picture. It belongs here!

  2. Was concerned this might be too-family for RPca – apparently it’s OK. The lad in the picture is my youngest brother. Some of his images at: http://www.railpictures.ca/author/AlanP

  3. Interesting, still a great photo. Was just curious if was family or not!

  4. I was older than that when father took the picture. When we left T-R, the number of railfans there dropped pretty close to zero.

  5. John, is that you waving? :)

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