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CN RS18 3151, one of the six RS18 units CN rebuilt for the new Tempo train corridor service that started just a few months before in June 1968, sits on its side after derailing on Sarnia to Toronto Tempo train #150 one mile east of Oakville. CN crane 50109 in the background is on the wreck train, working cleanup duty at the site.

For an overview photo of the derailment, see: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38626
Copyright Notice: This image ©Bill Thomson all rights reserved.



Caption: CN RS18 3151, one of the six RS18 units CN rebuilt for the new Tempo train corridor service that started just a few months before in June 1968, sits on its side after derailing on Sarnia to Toronto Tempo train #150 one mile east of Oakville. CN crane 50109 in the background is on the wreck train, working cleanup duty at the site.

For an overview photo of the derailment, see: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38626

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [656] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/16/1968 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3151 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 150 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Oakville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. DOH! The crane running number is stated clearly in your above caption! I guess I should have underscored each word as I read the caption the first time! :-)
    CN 50109 (ex-GTP 63007) is an Industrial Works 100 ton capacity crane with serial number 2176. It was built new in 1911. It was assigned to Toronto, ON of the then Central Region at the time of your photo.

  2. Bill, did you by chance happen to take a shot that shows the running number of the wrecking crane?

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