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Working hard with extra flags flapping and no shortage of exhaust, Chesapeake & Ohio GP30 3004, GP35 3561, GP30 3022 and a CP 8100-series SW1200RS climb the grade at Kelso near the former location of CP "Christie" (Mile 35.8 to the west, removed from timetables sometime in the early 70's), heading a westbound CP freight on the Galt Sub on a sunny July day in 1979.  Power-short CP commonly borrowed C&O (and B&O) power at the time, typically GP30's, GP35's, GP38's and GP40's that were painted in the older blue/yellow or the newer Chessie paint.More CP action around Christie/Kelso:Steam-era climbing the hill: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28855Leased B&LE power: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=17031F-units by the Kelso ski hill: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=17335
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Caption: Working hard with extra flags flapping and no shortage of exhaust, Chesapeake & Ohio GP30 3004, GP35 3561, GP30 3022 and a CP 8100-series SW1200RS climb the grade at Kelso near the former location of CP "Christie" (Mile 35.8 to the west, removed from timetables sometime in the early 70's), heading a westbound CP freight on the Galt Sub on a sunny July day in 1979.

Power-short CP commonly borrowed C&O (and B&O) power at the time, typically GP30's, GP35's, GP38's and GP40's that were painted in the older blue/yellow or the newer Chessie paint.

More CP action around Christie/Kelso:
Steam-era climbing the hill: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28855
Leased B&LE power: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=17031
F-units by the Kelso ski hill: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=17335

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [612] (more) (contact)
Date: July 1979 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: C&O 3004, 3561, 3022, CP 81xx (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Christie - CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: Kelso (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Nice one Bill. CP had Chessie 4 axels well into the 80′s as I witnessed on the Mactier sub. Why the GP’s?

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