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Okay. I don't really know what this location is called, other than Fairchild Creek. It is not in Brantford and it is not in Hambone/Wentworth.  I've always called it Lynden West because, I guess, I never thought of Jerseyville.
It appears in this image I have wandered down the grade and up the west side to shoot this train westbound. Cannot remember, but it looks that way.  Always trying to find a different angle.
VIA 6903 and 6619 is the power. The 6903 is an example of a locomotive I always thought ugly, the LRC. Since they are all off the roster, it seems to me the current P42 is a more rounded version of the same ugly.
VIA 6903 was sold to Diesel Electric Services (Sudbury??) in 2006. The 6619 retired by 1990.
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Caption: Okay. I don't really know what this location is called, other than Fairchild Creek. It is not in Brantford and it is not in Hambone/Wentworth. I've always called it Lynden West because, I guess, I never thought of Jerseyville. It appears in this image I have wandered down the grade and up the west side to shoot this train westbound. Cannot remember, but it looks that way. Always trying to find a different angle. VIA 6903 and 6619 is the power. The 6903 is an example of a locomotive I always thought ugly, the LRC. Since they are all off the roster, it seems to me the current P42 is a more rounded version of the same ugly. VIA 6903 was sold to Diesel Electric Services (Sudbury??) in 2006. The 6619 retired by 1990.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1283] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/21/1984 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6903 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Dundas Sub. (search)
City/Town: Lynden West (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Thank you, Mr. Steve. I probably got this way from wandering around wondering “where the (bleep) are all the (Bleepin’) trains?

  2. Arnold I enjoy the amount of effort you put into many of your shots. It actually inspires me to do the same. Hence my work at Jordan this spring… (plus a few others I have yet to share)

    But I believe, with good knowledge from some friends, that this shot is not possible – it’s really grown in now from most if not all angles.

  3. Yes sir….it has been busy! Hope things are well with you….????

  4. The LRC power looks out of place with conventional equipment as it was meant to run with LRC coaches which it looked perfectly suited for. I do miss the great blue fleet though. Those CCF cars were great to work with.

  5. Nice. I’ve always found that blue and black VIA scheme interesting. It was around when I was a kid then fizzled out in the early years of my life. On the note of the power, I agree about the LRC engines…but at least the P42s are more of a normal height. But both are really not good compared to other power out there, especially on freights. I’m also not a fan of the CP 2200/2300s.

  6. Holy cow!!! It’s Todd !!! I have missed your posting these days, lad. I guess life is keeping you busy.

  7. Great shot Arnold….another classic. Oh the sight of those blue coaches brings back many memories.

  8. Another awesome photo AW. Train crews call this location Fairchild Creek and it has a permanent 40 MPH restriction on the bridge.

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