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Canadian Pacific's nod to the Normandy Landings otherwise known as "D-Day" number 6644 (June 6th 1944) takes up the rear of 112's freight leaving Midhurst in the fresh dust. This engine looks really sharp in her camouflage colors and attack stripes worn by the Royal Canadian Air Forces "Spitfire" fighter planes during World War 2, great job CP!
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Caption: Canadian Pacific's nod to the Normandy Landings otherwise known as "D-Day" number 6644 (June 6th 1944) takes up the rear of 112's freight leaving Midhurst in the fresh dust. This engine looks really sharp in her camouflage colors and attack stripes worn by the Royal Canadian Air Forces "Spitfire" fighter planes during World War 2, great job CP!

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MuskokaMoFo [363] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/1/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 6644 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 112-27 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP MacTier sub (search)
City/Town: Midhurst (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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9 Comments
  1. CP system bulletin as of Oct 1st 2018 their GOI Section 2 Item 7.1 “Step 7 is revised as follows: On all tail end remote locomotives the headlight facing the rear must be set on “DIM”. I remember a bulletin explaining this was acceptable with CROR 63 as per TC but I can’t recall when.

  2. Not to be argumentative/or a know it all (please don’t take this the wrong way!) but I am qualified and more than positive that somewhere in the last couple years a headlight on dim is legal as per TC/bulletins. Just over 5 years on the North end now and I don’t remember CP ever having permission to use a red painted engine as a marker (how would that work at night until you’re on top of it/you had all CEFX bluebirds although some of those had little red reflective squares on the walkway chains similar to the paddles VIA was using), before a headlight on dim was acceptable you were still required to display a TIBS/red marker to indicate the rear of a movement unless of course you operate as a transfer/double siding split as per CROR 63 in 2015 but that paragraph has been edited now and the new “tablet CROR” won’t load at home for a quote unfortunately. Hence why there’s so many photos of CP DPU’s with SBU’s mounted to them to display the flashing marker at night. I agree with you though I’m surprised the red marker lights we use have never popped up on their fleet especially the latest rebuilds. They’ve always gotta be different eh! ;P

    Hope all is well on the other end of the rail, I promise you aren’t missing anything at work, the South end is a shell of itself and I haven’t seen a freight pool since I last saw you! Lol cheers!!

  3. @MuskokaMoFo . I am not sure about the whole headlight things as I assume that transport Canada has to sign off on it.
    I do know that red indicates the end of a train that CP got approval to use their red locomotives as the end of a train. I only wondered about these units as the are not painted red and have no built in marker. Considering they were rebuilt recently one would think they would have added the marker lights

  4. Thanks for all the feedback everyone, makes it worth braving the elements! More to come!!

  5. @ngineered4u, the last couple CP summary bulletins have switched to just referencing a headlight on dim in place of a flashing red marker light. Last tail end DP I had @ BIT couldn’t get the marker line to come on at all and couldn’t even find the reference to a flashing red marker in the CROR/tablet anymore. As long as the headlight is on you’re good to go now apparently !

  6. Finally, a great action shot featuring one of the new ‘paints’. Love it!!!!

  7. Sweet!

  8. Awesome shot!! Interesting that there is no red marker at the end of the train?

  9. Great shot!

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