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What was probably a unique catch in the area at the time, Ontario Northland FP7 1521 sports the recently applied green and white "progressive" livery as she trails CN GP9 4577 on CN freight #467 heading through Oakville in July 1967. Only three F-units ever wore this new short-lived livery applied in 1966: FP7's 1502, 1517 and 1521, which only lasted half a dozen years on the units. Two other ONR units, S2 1200 and RS3 1311, also received this scheme and wore it until retirement.Reg Button photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.* Geotagged location not exact.
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Caption: What was probably a unique catch in the area at the time, Ontario Northland FP7 1521 sports the recently applied green and white "progressive" livery as she trails CN GP9 4577 on CN freight #467 heading through Oakville in July 1967. Only three F-units ever wore this new short-lived livery applied in 1966: FP7's 1502, 1517 and 1521, which only lasted half a dozen years on the units. Two other ONR units, S2 1200 and RS3 1311, also received this scheme and wore it until retirement.

Reg Button photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

* Geotagged location not exact.

Photographer:
Reg Button photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [561] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa July 1967 (search)
Railway: Ontario Northland (search)
Reporting Marks: ONT 1521, CN 4577 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 467 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Oakville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Doing a bit of digging, 1521 did time later that year or the next as one of the units leased to GO Transit, when they borrowed some ONR equipment in 1967/68 to run as push-pull consists (usually an F-unit at each end bracketing 4-5 ONR coaches).

    Bruce suggests this shot could be at Burlington coming off the Halton Sub (rather than at Oakville), possibly a train #463 or #469.

  2. ONR units were pretty regular in the mid 1960s. If they weren’t on the Dane ore loads and empties ( trains 449, 450) they were on just about anything else ( Ft Erie and Sarnia trains).

  3. Quite the pic. This paint scheme was one of those you either hated it or appreciated the fact it was so unusual. And certainly must have been a rare catch down in Southern Ontario. The autos interest me. The middle one looks like it could be a Fairlane, with that flag emblem and “289″ crest affixed over the side. Memories of my own, which I bought new in 1967 :o )

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