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I had set up to shoot a regular shot of the headend of train Q118 with this GTW GP38-2 trailing in the third position, but when the train came around the corner, there was only a solo GE ET44AC on the point. I almost left before waiting for the tailend, thankfully I did not! In the WTF moment of the day, we see CN ET44AC 3010 and GTW GP38-2 5819 bringing up the rear of the train. The 5819 had been assigned to Thornton Yard in Vancouver for years, but must've had an incident and needed to be shipped off for repairs and was only able to move on the tailend of a train.
Here they are at Mile 224 of CN's Edson Sub, March 18, 2020.
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Caption: I had set up to shoot a regular shot of the headend of train Q118 with this GTW GP38-2 trailing in the third position, but when the train came around the corner, there was only a solo GE ET44AC on the point. I almost left before waiting for the tailend, thankfully I did not! In the WTF moment of the day, we see CN ET44AC 3010 and GTW GP38-2 5819 bringing up the rear of the train. The 5819 had been assigned to Thornton Yard in Vancouver for years, but must've had an incident and needed to be shipped off for repairs and was only able to move on the tailend of a train. Here they are at Mile 224 of CN's Edson Sub, March 18, 2020.

Photographer:
Tim Stevens [235] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/18/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: GTW 5819 (search)
Train Symbol: CN Q11852 17 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 224.0 CN Edson Sub (search)
City/Town: Jasper (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Great shot! Love the SBU on the tail end knuckle. Definitely something only needed with older power.

  2. Awesome! I learned not waiting for the tail end the hard way one time…a BCOL unit on the tail end of 435. It had suffered damage and hitched a ride to LDS in Sarnia that way.

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