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During the very early days of GO Transit service to Richmond Hill, ON, the first two trains from Toronto each afternoon (985 and 987) were combined for their return trip to Toronto as train 986.  Shown here, the trains have been combined and are waiting to depart south.  Note that the set of equipment farthest from the camera consists of four of the original self propelled cars with a locomotive at each end.  The motors on these cars were running only to provide lights and air conditioning as the two locomotives were not equipped with head end power.
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Caption: During the very early days of GO Transit service to Richmond Hill, ON, the first two trains from Toronto each afternoon (985 and 987) were combined for their return trip to Toronto as train 986. Shown here, the trains have been combined and are waiting to depart south. Note that the set of equipment farthest from the camera consists of four of the original self propelled cars with a locomotive at each end. The motors on these cars were running only to provide lights and air conditioning as the two locomotives were not equipped with head end power.

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First954 [33] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/02/1978 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 709 700 (search)
Train Symbol: 986 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Richmond HIll, Mile 21.0 Bala Sub (search)
City/Town: Richmond Hill (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. I’m sure that increased the fuel costs for the self propelled cars as well.

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