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Canadian Pacific FP7 1401 and FP9 1413 head up the northbound Toronto-Sudbury leg of The Canadian, on CP's MacTier Subdivision at Tottenham ON. This was taken during a fantrip of CPR 2857 to Port McNicoll on June 5th 1960, so this may have been during a meet or photo stop along the line, possibly to the south of Tottenham station before the trip back to Toronto.Trailing the two F-units and baggage-dormatory are two U-series tourist sleepers, part of a group of 22 former P-series heavyweight sleeping cars that were re-clad in stainless steel fluting by CP to match their new Budd-built equipment, in order to provide more standard tourist sleeping accomodations. They were retired and scrapped around the mid-60's when CP's passenger service dropped off. The rest of the train consist of the classic Budd stainless steel equipment in its as-built appearance, adorned with maroon letterbands and beaver shields. Most of the fleet is still in daily service on VIA Rail today.This CP 1401 was the "original" unit: built as 4100 and part of the last order of FP7's CP ordered in 1953 (units 4099-4103). About a year later, they were regeared for 89mph and renumbered as 1400-series units for service on CP's new transcontinental passenger train "The Canadian", and 4100 became 1401 (they were joined by an order of 11 similar looking FP9's including trailing unit 1413, and other 4000-series units renumbered as 1400's). Unlike most other units that made it to VIA or were renumbered back into the 4000-series numbers, 1401 and F9B 1906 were involved in a wreck of The Canadian near Terrace Bay ON, when it hit a washout on April 17th 1965. Photos of the wreck show that lead unit 1401 slid down the embankment and its rear end was demolished by trailing 1906. Both were later traded in to GMD on new GP35 units.And the current iteration of CP 1401? When CP was acquiring power for its Royal Canadian Pacific in the late 90's, they acquired their own ex-CP 1400 back, and a former CN FP9 (6541) that they renumbered above it as 1401 (plus an ex-CN F9B that became 1900).Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide and photo restoration (from a pretty faded duplicate).
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Caption: Canadian Pacific FP7 1401 and FP9 1413 head up the northbound Toronto-Sudbury leg of The Canadian, on CP's MacTier Subdivision at Tottenham ON. This was taken during a fantrip of CPR 2857 to Port McNicoll on June 5th 1960, so this may have been during a meet or photo stop along the line, possibly to the south of Tottenham station before the trip back to Toronto.

Trailing the two F-units and baggage-dormatory are two U-series tourist sleepers, part of a group of 22 former P-series heavyweight sleeping cars that were re-clad in stainless steel fluting by CP to match their new Budd-built equipment, in order to provide more standard tourist sleeping accomodations. They were retired and scrapped around the mid-60's when CP's passenger service dropped off. The rest of the train consist of the classic Budd stainless steel equipment in its as-built appearance, adorned with maroon letterbands and beaver shields. Most of the fleet is still in daily service on VIA Rail today.

This CP 1401 was the "original" unit: built as 4100 and part of the last order of FP7's CP ordered in 1953 (units 4099-4103). About a year later, they were regeared for 89mph and renumbered as 1400-series units for service on CP's new transcontinental passenger train "The Canadian", and 4100 became 1401 (they were joined by an order of 11 similar looking FP9's including trailing unit 1413, and other 4000-series units renumbered as 1400's). Unlike most other units that made it to VIA or were renumbered back into the 4000-series numbers, 1401 and F9B 1906 were involved in a wreck of The Canadian near Terrace Bay ON, when it hit a washout on April 17th 1965. Photos of the wreck show that lead unit 1401 slid down the embankment and its rear end was demolished by trailing 1906. Both were later traded in to GMD on new GP35 units.

And the current iteration of CP 1401? When CP was acquiring power for its Royal Canadian Pacific in the late 90's, they acquired their own ex-CP 1400 back, and a former CN FP9 (6541) that they renumbered above it as 1401 (plus an ex-CN F9B that became 1900).

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide and photo restoration (from a pretty faded duplicate).

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [561] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/05/1960 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 1401, 1413 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 11 "The Canadian" (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Tottenham - CP MacTier Sub (search)
City/Town: Tottenham (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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