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One thing I really miss is the small-time transfers we used to see so many of around the Burlington-Hamilton area. The big freights with their repetitious ACs seem so impersonal.
Hamilton-bound down the grade toward Bayview, on approach to the old Snake Rd bridge is one of those little wayfreights; the once-common SW1200RS, this one #1388, followed by a rather rare (only 8 built) Sweep 7106 with 5 boxcars and a van in tow.
The "Sweep" is actually a  thingumabob resulting from the mating of an SW1200 with a GP. The 8 in total were of GMD/CN  remanufacture in 1985-87 and retired by 2000.
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Caption: One thing I really miss is the small-time transfers we used to see so many of around the Burlington-Hamilton area. The big freights with their repetitious ACs seem so impersonal. Hamilton-bound down the grade toward Bayview, on approach to the old Snake Rd bridge is one of those little wayfreights; the once-common SW1200RS, this one #1388, followed by a rather rare (only 8 built) Sweep 7106 with 5 boxcars and a van in tow. The "Sweep" is actually a thingumabob resulting from the mating of an SW1200 with a GP. The 8 in total were of GMD/CN remanufacture in 1985-87 and retired by 2000.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1338] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/27/1994 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1388 (search)
Train Symbol: local transfer (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Burlington(Aldershot) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. @Brad..no idea what or who was behind the sweep. Another Point St.Charles hybrid.

  2. What was the idea behind the Sweeps? Was it salvage from wrecked 1200′s and GP9′s?

  3. I love working the “sweeps”. They were fun to operate. Great little pullers in the yard. A bit “slippery” on the main with a heavy train, but unique for sure

  4. The sweeps sure didn’t last that long..

  5. Miss the old pups! Great shot!

  6. I didn’t know the Sweeps were so rare and short lived. Nice catch then!

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