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Quite a while back I posted a couple of photos of an "Outing of the Privileged"; a CP special running from Brantford down to Waterford in order to 'inspect' the new CP/CASO connection there. In July 1983 CP purchased land for a right-of-way to connect from TH&B Waterford Sub mile 78.9 over to former LE&N Simcoe Sub mile 35.3, resulting in a gentler grade and more efficient access to the old CASO, enabling the Hamilton-Nanticoke steel train a smoother run. The old LE&N bridge over the CASO was redecked. The inspection train came down (image #35147 in RP)the old west wye and then backed eastward out my vision to the station around the bend, then the CP4233 ran up and over the bridge light power. As seen here, the first power to run over the new decking. I never did see or hear of the Select Few that were in the cab. It was a bitterly cold day and I was actually expecting the whole train of 4233, a Budd, two coaches and a caboose to make the crossing. But no. The unit, lite, reconnected with its train and off they went. I was far too frozen to hang around to see what else transpired. I assume they just returned to Brantford via the new route.
Perhaps someone in the know can shed a bit of light on this adventure.
Copyright Notice: This image ©A.W.Mooney all rights reserved.



Caption: Quite a while back I posted a couple of photos of an "Outing of the Privileged"; a CP special running from Brantford down to Waterford in order to 'inspect' the new CP/CASO connection there. In July 1983 CP purchased land for a right-of-way to connect from TH&B Waterford Sub mile 78.9 over to former LE&N Simcoe Sub mile 35.3, resulting in a gentler grade and more efficient access to the old CASO, enabling the Hamilton-Nanticoke steel train a smoother run. The old LE&N bridge over the CASO was redecked. The inspection train came down (image #35147 in RP)the old west wye and then backed eastward out my vision to the station around the bend, then the CP4233 ran up and over the bridge light power. As seen here, the first power to run over the new decking. I never did see or hear of the Select Few that were in the cab. It was a bitterly cold day and I was actually expecting the whole train of 4233, a Budd, two coaches and a caboose to make the crossing. But no. The unit, lite, reconnected with its train and off they went. I was far too frozen to hang around to see what else transpired. I assume they just returned to Brantford via the new route. Perhaps someone in the know can shed a bit of light on this adventure.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1306] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/16/1984 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 4233 (search)
Train Symbol: special (search)
Subdivision/SNS: x-LE&N Simcoe Sub. (search)
City/Town: Waterford (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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