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This little Geep probably has an interesting story to tell about its last assignment: CP GP9 8812 sits at Alyth Yard with her pilot, stepwells, and front walkway packed hard with snow, which is also coating the front of her nose up to the roof, and piled up on top of her short hood and cab roof. Perhaps the aftermath of hitting some deep cuts or driftbusting plowed-over grade crossings at speed along some sleepy unplowed branchline out of Calgary working a local (if it had been on a plow run, there would be traces of a power cable for the plow running from the snowed-over 74 volt plug between the grab irons halfway up the nose). It appears the crew elected to de-train out the back of the cab and rear steps, rather than dealing with shoveling their way out the front.

Doug Wingfield photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Doug Wingfield photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll all rights reserved.



Caption: This little Geep probably has an interesting story to tell about its last assignment: CP GP9 8812 sits at Alyth Yard with her pilot, stepwells, and front walkway packed hard with snow, which is also coating the front of her nose and piled up on top of her short hood and cab roof. Perhaps the aftermath of hitting some deep cuts or driftbusting plowed-over grade crossings at speed along some sleepy unplowed branchline out of Calgary working a local (if it had been on a plow run, there would be traces of a power cable for the plow running from the snowed-over 74 volt plug between the grab irons halfway up the nose). It appears the crew elected to de-train out the back of the cab and rear steps, rather than dealing with shoveling their way out the front.

Doug Wingfield photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection.

Photographer:
Doug Wingfield photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll [526] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/12/1972 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8812 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CP Alyth Yard (search)
City/Town: Calgary (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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6 Comments
  1. I’m thinking the headlight wasn’t very effective on this trip.

  2. Apologies to Mr. Wingfield then :)

  3. Silly Steve, most of CP’s GP9′s were western-assigned units (although they did show up in the east from time to time) :)

  4. FRIG – right! I didn’t check the location!! I thought that was Toronto!! hahaha!

    Oops!!!

  5. Stephen C. Host- In Calgary ?

  6. Probably a moonlite

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