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I once again got lucky here. I was out to shoot CP 651 when it got cleared with an "after". Well I hear SOO 4410 so off I went to  the old Cambridge train station just in case it was going to work locally. It headed down the spur so I took off to this location in the park. The light fog and lack of any sun made this shot available.
SOO 4410 with four of its GP38 friends glides over the Speed River on the approach to the Toyota plant.
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Caption: I once again got lucky here. I was out to shoot CP 651 when it got cleared with an "after". Well I hear SOO 4410 so off I went to the old Cambridge train station just in case it was going to work locally. It headed down the spur so I took off to this location in the park. The light fog and lack of any sun made this shot available. SOO 4410 with four of its GP38 friends glides over the Speed River on the approach to the Toyota plant.

Photographer:
Bill Purdy [322] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/19/2019 (search)
Railway: SOO Line (search)
Reporting Marks: SOO 4410 (search)
Train Symbol: T72 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Cambridge (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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16 Comments
  1. The other thing – why the GP38-2′s? I’m told all of the ECO’s are going to the US for PTC territory, hence, we’re getting all the older junk.

    I don’t mind this at all. Yesterday’s T72 had FIVE gp38-2′s and not a single one of them had an e-bell…

  2. T97 ran today from Hagey, upon arrival at Galt they lifted CP 3119 off the CN Fergus and put 4410 in the middle.

    Telling y’all it’s the unit crews love to hate. Leads one day, not the next. Hot potato.

  3. It’s back on the Hagey job and was assigned to it by mid last week, a day or two after this photo. It Might get taken off tomorrow too, T72 set off a unit in the Fergus in Galt to be lifted by tomorrow’s T97 which doesn’t bode well, but 50/50 chance.

  4. Thanks for the information on the current motive power happenings on the line Steve.

  5. Mountain grade(s) on the CPR Waterloo subdivision with long trains, leaves, curves, and wet rails basically.

  6. Why so much power? Very nice.

  7. It needs an overhaul, too many original parts on it :)

  8. One foreman at Galt station said they have been having issues with that old piece of garbage. Ones man treasure!

  9. Noe there’s been a 5 pack off/on this job for a while now. The SOO 4410 was in Hagey at 0910 today also. It leads one day and doesn’t the next…. it’s a fickle unit. Not sure why :)

  10. One step forward and I would have been in the Speed River.

  11. Really great shot Bill. I’ve never seen five GP38-2′s together on the Waterloo Sub before!

  12. Remarkable comparison. Just imagine how great that old shot would have been with today’s telephoto capabilities. Back then, in order to zoom in and out, you had to use your feet. Quite the handicap if you had nowhere to run. :o )

  13. 64 years ago, same spot:

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=22965

  14. Just thinking….when I become a brittle antique one of those units looks like it could be a nice place to live !!!

  15. What a great shot. It looks more like 20 years ago than todays.

  16. Nice. Now that’s probably the best lashup you’ll get on the Waterloo Sub! Great catch! Not a single Eco unit in there.

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