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As CP Extra 5610 North sits in the siding at Rutter, Ontario, VIA's southbound Canadian, probably # 10 at the time (my VIA/CP time tables and memory elude me at this time) flies by on the main line. Notice the conductor (brakeman) hiding in the bushes to give the passenger train its roll-by. This track was ABS territory at the time. It was really unusual(to me) to see the freight waiting in the siding looking at a Clear (green) signal; only to have it turn to red (stop) when the passenger train entered the block. Then about 10-12 minutes later the Canadian appears. As soon as it cleared, the signal turned green and the freight proceeded.  Power on the Canadian was 6553 and 6653.
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Caption: As CP Extra 5610 North sits in the siding at Rutter, Ontario, VIA's southbound Canadian, probably # 10 at the time (my VIA/CP time tables and memory elude me at this time) flies by on the main line. Notice the conductor (brakeman) hiding in the bushes to give the passenger train its roll-by. This track was ABS territory at the time. It was really unusual(to me) to see the freight waiting in the siding looking at a Clear (green) signal; only to have it turn to red (stop) when the passenger train entered the block. Then about 10-12 minutes later the Canadian appears. As soon as it cleared, the signal turned green and the freight proceeded. Power on the Canadian was 6553 and 6653.

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First954 [68] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/07/1986 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6553 (search)
Train Symbol: 10 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Rutter, Ontario Mile 90.5 Parry Sound Sub (search)
City/Town: Rutter (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. This looks suspiciously like the same location where the engineer (or conductor?) walked up to the switch and had a heart attack. I keep thinking it was the engineer, early evening back on June 22, 2003 as steam #2816 was returning west.
    This crossed my mind seeing this photo as I gave up the chase at Rutter, on account darkness.

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